Co-inventor of GravityLight: a viable alternative to kerosene lighting for the 1.3 billion people living off-grid, in low-income households. GravityLight is a portable home generator, powered by the lift of a weight, selling globally, with local assembly in Kenya.
After ten years with product design consultants Therefore, Jim left to co-found a social venture: The GravityLight Foundation and Deciwatt Ltd, leading R&D and new product development as Technical Director.
Jim was named one of FP's 100 Leading Global Thinkers in 2013. GravityLight was awarded D&AD White and Black pencils in 2014.
Jim now teaches at Imperial’s Dyson School of Design Engineering and Central Saint Martins, works as a Technical Advisor and independent Product Design Consultant, and as business mentor with product start-ups at Central Research Laboratories.