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TED Senior Fellow Cesar Harada aims to harness the forces of nature as he invents innovative remedies for man-made problems like oil spills and radioactive leaks.

A French-Japanese inventor, he is the creator of Protei, a revolutionary sailing technology—featuring a front rudder, flexible hull, and open-sore hardware—that allows for efficient clean up of both oil and plastics from the sea. Harada is also the founder and director of MakerBay.

Last Updated: June 15, 2017