QED builds data systems and AI for human health and agriculture, the two fields that we believe to be most relevant to the destiny of humankind. It is a fully mission-driven technology company, working on humanitarian projects mainly based in East Africa or South Asia that are aligned with UN Sustainable Development Goals 2, 3, 6, and 15.
We aim to empower local organizations that have outstanding humanitarian goals and strong local presence. We shape and adapt tech to address their needs on the ground, so they can better collect and analyze data to inform policy decisions.
Our operating model could be described as a specialist squad of technologists focused on international development. We usually organize ourselves into three-or-four person teams including a domain specialist, and parachute into different parts of the world to solve worthwhile problems. Our teams stay for extended periods of time, to work alongside local experts, and understand the lay of the land. These field teams are further supported by a battery of software and hardware engineers from bases in Europe and the USA. Together, we develop practical solutions informed by realistic requirements and infrastructural limitations.