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Investments to scale up energy production with cheap electric power from renewable sources are not only an opportunity to reduce emissions, but also to achieve more economic growth in the poorest places in the world.

Artist Picasso famously said that “good artists copy, great artists steal”. And so it is with this same sentiment in mind that I disclose that this blog post will be drawing heavily from a study by the fantastic Our World In Data, which can be explored in full by clicking here. And with that disclaimer done, let us ask two important questions: Why did renewable energy become so cheap, so fast? And can we use this as a global opportunity for green growth?


Tej Kohli is the founder of the not-for-profit Tej Kohli Foundation whose ‘Rebuilding You’ philosophy supports the development of scientific and technological solutions to major global health challenges whilst also making interventions to rebuild people and communities around the world. Tej Kohli is also an impact investor who backs growth-stage artificial intelligence and robotics ventures through the Kohli Ventures investment vehicle.

Twitter @MrTejKohli.

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Francisco Lopera, a neurologist, has been painstakingly collecting brains, birth and death records from one sprawling Colombian family to study Alzheimer’s. Credit: The New York Times

This week an annual report arrived on my desk from Massachusetts Eye And Ear Hospital in Boston. The modest 21-page report leads with the news that its ‘Bold Science. …


Tej Kohli is the founder of the not-for-profit Tej Kohli Foundation whose ‘Rebuilding You’ philosophy supports the development of scientific and technological solutions to major global health challenges whilst also making interventions to rebuild people and communities around the world. Tej Kohli is also an impact investor who backs growth-stage artificial intelligence and robotics ventures through the Kohli Ventures investment vehicle.

Twitter @MrTejKohli.

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Elon Musk’s Neuralink brain implant

Because of Elon Musk, implanted bionic devices have become more prominent in the public eye. And so it feels like an apt time to consider what the future of implanted bionic devices really looks like, and more importantly, how they might help people living with disabilities or with conditions such as deafness and blindness? …


Tej Kohli is the founder of the not-for-profit Tej Kohli Foundation whose ‘Rebuilding You’ philosophy supports the development of scientific and technological solutions to major global health challenges whilst also making interventions to rebuild people and communities around the world. Tej Kohli is also an impact investor who backs growth-stage artificial intelligence and robotics ventures through the Kohli Ventures investment vehicle.

Twitter @MrTejKohli.

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Source: http://www.tejkohlicorneainstitute.com

A recent article in The Economist profiled an ophthalmologist who has had to also become a computer scientist to tackle the challenge of a falling number of ophthalmologists at a time when demand in increasing (in the UK). Similarly my plans for the Tej Kohli Cornea Institute UK Centre of Innovation are increasingly being built around the concept of creating a formal UK research network dedicated to maintaining the transparency and integrity of the cornea. …


Tej Kohli is the founder of the not-for-profit Tej Kohli Foundation whose ‘Rebuilding You’ philosophy supports the development of scientific and technological solutions to major global health challenges whilst also making interventions to rebuild people and communities around the world. Tej Kohli is also an impact investor who backs growth-stage artificial intelligence and robotics ventures through the Kohli Ventures investment vehicle.

Twitter @MrTejKohli.

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SOURCE: Our World In Data

I am a big data guy. I am fascinated to the point of obsession with how we can create new modalities of data to feed into machine learning and bring together the myriad components of artificial intelligence to optimise decision making. My firm belief is that as we grow data sets that are of a sufficient quality and magnitude for machine learning to ‘crunch’ probabilities and stochastic into effective artificial intelligence, we will begin to vastly improve every aspect of human life across every sector and every country. …


Tej Kohli is the founder of the not-for-profit Tej Kohli Foundation whose ‘Rebuilding You’ philosophy supports the development of scientific and technological solutions to major global health challenges whilst also making interventions to rebuild people and communities around the world. Tej Kohli is also an impact investor who backs growth-stage artificial intelligence and robotics ventures through the Kohli Ventures investment vehicle.

Twitter @MrTejKohli.

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Gross appearance of the regenerated cornea of all 10 patients who received bioengineered corneal implants comprising recombinant human collagen. Left two columns: patients at 2 years post-operation. Right two columns: The same patients at 4 years post-surgery. Compiled figures adapted from Fagerholm et al. (2010, 2014), with permission from AAAS and Elsevier.

A watershed point in corneal transplant surgery is rapidly being approached. …


Tej Kohli is the founder of the not-for-profit Tej Kohli Foundation whose ‘Rebuilding You’ philosophy supports the development of scientific and technological solutions to major global health challenges whilst also making interventions to rebuild people and communities around the world. Tej Kohli is also an impact investor who backs growth-stage artificial intelligence and robotics ventures through the Kohli Ventures investment vehicle.

Twitter @MrTejKohli.

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The Tej Kohli Foundation filming the story of the next recipient of the Future Bionics program.

As someone who has decided to use my wealth to help to rebuild people and communities around the world, I can say this with certainty: helping others is tough to get right. What keeps me awake at night is whether my Tej Kohli Foundation is backing the right projects and whether we are having the impact that we expected to have with our projects. And there is a constant quandary to resolve when deciding whether to invest in helping people here-and-now by making interventions into their lives, or to focus of supporting the development of large-scale solutions that could one day be accessible, affordable and scalable for the masses. …


Tej Kohli is the founder of the not-for-profit Tej Kohli Foundation whose ‘Rebuilding You’ philosophy supports the development of scientific and technological solutions to major global health challenges whilst also making interventions to rebuild people and communities around the world. Tej Kohli is also an impact investor who backs growth-stage artificial intelligence and robotics ventures through the Kohli Ventures investment vehicle.

Twitter @MrTejKohli.

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The Commitment To Development Index

The Global Development Index

Each year the Centre for Global Development (CDI) publishes a Commitment To Development Index which ranks 40 of the world’s most powerful countries on their dedication to policies that affect more than five billion people who are living in poor and developing nations. …


Tej Kohli is the founder of the not-for-profit Tej Kohli Foundation whose ‘Rebuilding You’ philosophy supports the development of scientific and technological solutions to major global health challenges whilst also making interventions to rebuild people and communities around the world. Tej Kohli is also an impact investor who backs growth-stage artificial intelligence and robotics ventures through the Kohli Ventures investment vehicle.

Twitter @MrTejKohli.

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Source: Private Equity International

“The world must change but we cannot change it by throwing money at old ideas that no longer work. …


Tej Kohli is the founder of the not-for-profit Tej Kohli Foundation whose ‘Rebuilding You’ philosophy supports the development of scientific and technological solutions to major global health challenges whilst also making interventions to rebuild people and communities around the world. Tej Kohli is also an impact investor who backs growth-stage artificial intelligence and robotics ventures through the Kohli Ventures investment vehicle.

Twitter @MrTejKohli.

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Fatima received free treatment to restore her vision at the Tej Kohli Foundation

Two years ago Parthasarathi Mocherla read an advertisement in his local newspaper in Hyderbad, India, inviting local people to attend a public meeting. A week later he attended to learn about the urgent need for more people to donate their cornea. …

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Tej Kohli

Technologist, entrepreneur & investor interested in deep tech & e-commerce. Also owner of Zibel Real Estate & founder of the not-for-profit Tej Kohli Foundation

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