Cesar Harada


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.

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Cesar Harada. CREDIT: <a href="http://bit.ly/1To6UK9" target="_blank"> TEDxKyoto</a> (<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en">CC</a>).

JUL 9, 2015 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Innovations: "The problems are so huge I can't be pessimistic"

A conversation with Cesar Harada, inventor, environmentalist, and entrepreneur, on oceans, the difficulties of founding a startup, and letting curiosity guide your learning.