This spotlight focuses on Nabeel Siddiqui, CEO and co-founder of ModulusTech. His company is a cleantech start-up revolutionizing the affordable housing sector through an innovative, flat-packed housing design. His work aims to make it possible to set up houses in as little as 3 hours, while providing standard living conditions and superior energy efficiency, reducing the carbon footprint and contributing to a more sustainable future.
I’m very engaged with my work at ModulusTech, which was founded with an aim to provide a sustainable housing solution for those who lacked adequate living conditions around the globe. With over 1.6 billion people lacking access to proper housing today, our innovative, flat- packed housing technology makes it possible to set up a comfortable house in as little as 3 hours, while costing as low as $3000. Being affordable and quick to set up, the houses offer superior energy efficiency and are resilient to natural hazards, while being environmentally sustainable with an extremely low carbon footprint. Hence, our work not only tackles huge social problems, it also has an environmental focus. We are also developing houses that are autonomous and completely self-sustaining to further reduce their environmental impact.
With their support, we will be able to grow and innovate at a faster pace, as well as being able to reach out to various countries and markets and have a greater impact.
Supporting the SDGs (or their principles) is not really an option, it is critical for our survival as a species. For example, with problems such as climate change, the world may not get a second chance to correct its ways. Hence, we need to work now and work together to prevent major disasters from happening.
Look at the big picture, keep an open mind, be honest to yourself and keep learning and pushing harder.