Since 2016 the Toilet Board Coalition's specialised corporate accelerator program has been supporting entrepreneurs with bespoke mentorship, partnership and the visibility to scale their sanitation economy businesses.
More than toilets alone, we look for commercially viable businesses across the Sanitation Economies - including innovative sanitary-ware infrastructure, products & service providers; toilet resource collection, treatment, and transformation (circular resource recovery and up-cycling to water, energy, nutrients; and digital applications for sanitation and preventative healthcare.
Participants in the annual Toilet Accelerator programme are building a new sanitation sector for the future.
2019 Toilet Accelerator Cohort - Coming soon! - Announcement 19 November 2018
Efficient biorefinery that cleanly processes high moisture biogenic resources while generating capital in the form of tipping fees, service contracts, thermal energy, electrical energy, water and biochar. The Biomass Controls sanitation innovation is the ability to add toilet resources to our bio-refinery and output products such as thermal energy and biochar. It is designed for communities of 500-10,000 people. The refinery is integrated into a transportable shipping container. It can reduce solids volume by over 90%. The thermal process output is a pathogen free product. The bio-refinery has a small footprint, can be operational in a few days, can run at temperatures from -40C to 30C, and processes 30,000 liters or one ton of material each day. The next version of our bio-refinery will produce electricity for off-grid operation.
Toilet Integration (Ti) Bus, India
The Ti Sanitation Centre is a one stop answer for all women looking for safe clean toilets, health and hygiene products. It is not only toilets on wheels but also a multipurpose resource for women. It comprises of western, India toilets, shower cubicles, taps with water saving technology, panic Button in case of emergencies, digital feedback system, and trained female attendant. The buses are also enhanced by Solar operated lights. This facility can be connected to the existing urban utilities and drain lines that lead to the Sewage Treatment plants. The bus can serve as a community toilet on wheels, only for women, a retail site (and potential e-commerce / delivery site) for women health and hygiene products, and has the ambition to be a mobile digital health centre for women.
Garv, GHANA, NIGERIA, INDIA, BHUTAN
GARV Toilets provide end-to-end public sanitation solutions through SMART PORTABLE TOILET CABINS, which are made from stainless steel:
pre-fabricated modular enclosures units which can grouted to the ground in a civil platform and be placed adjacent to each other to form a toilet block.
self-sustainable in terms of energy-usage and waste-disposal.
equipped with Solar Panels (with Battery Packs) which further powers the LED Lights, exhaust fans and sensors inside the toilet.
where sewage lines are not available, the toilet cabins are equipped with Bio-Digester Tanks.
special models for Women “Toilets For Her” are equipped with Sanitary-Pad Vending Machines and Incinerators. Disabled-Friendly toilets are designed with international guidelines, with ramps, rails and instructions guides.
equipped with Smart Technologies (RFID and IoT sensors), like sensor based flushing systems which clean the toilet floor and lavatory pan, pre-and-post every usage.
Tiger Toilet, UK & India
Tiger Toilet's focus is on their core technology, the Tiger Toilet digester, which is a low maintenance and very effective means of fecal waste treatment. They have ‘converted’ this technology to a product by developing a Tiger Toilet digester – a safe, effective and affordable sanitation solution for low-income families. As a way to reach a wider market, they also offer our proprietary, lightweight but durable superstructure but can connect the digester to any type of toilet building.
They have achieved high levels of user satisfaction with the Tiger Toilet – this has been mainly due to the top two benefits – (1) lack of smells and (2) digestion of fecal sludge.
Their vision is for a “digester in a box” where the components for the digester are made from lightweight materials, pre-assembled as far as feasible and able to readily shipped and quickly installed. Much progress has been made in this area with the first prototype design has been molded.
The social impact of the businesses supported by the Toilet Accelerator Programme are measured based on their business performance in delivering the increased access, use and adherence to improved sanitation.
In 2018 we have added additional metrics related to the cohort businesses’ invest-ability and therefore prospect to reach scale and therefore optimising societal impact. These metrics address the health of the organisation, operational indicators, investment indicators and overall impact. The focus of implementing the metrics this year is to develop a baseline of all organisations that have gone through the TBC Accelerator programme. This baseline will allow the TBC to assess growth on a quarterly basis for all current cohort members, and biannually for alumni cohort members that continue to work with the TBC.
We welcome investor interest in the new and exciting sectors of the Sanitation Economy.
In 2017 the Toilet Board Coalition created an Investment Review Sub-Committee of investors interested in the emergent sanitation economy sectors.
The objective of the Committee is to:
To review sanitation economy deal flow via the Toilet Board Coalition Toilet Accelerator on a quarterly basis for investment interest.
Facilitate co-investment deals between investors with differing risk appetites.
Explore innovative investment mechanisms that will provide more efficient investment to the sector.