Providing practical technological solutions to help combat complex social welfare problems




22.3 million children are not fully vaccinated and 2 million children die needlessly every year from preventable diseases. Proper and innovative vaccine logistics management has become a major global health issue we are working to solve.


A hospital stay is often a daunting an overwhelming experience for a patient. Being uninformed about the medical process contributes to a stressful stay - a counterintuitive experience when patients place an enormous amount of trust in the system.

Our soon to be launched program - Supper with a Scientist - is a new approach, with an age-old solution: bringing people together in the spirit of celebration, to build new relationships, to learn about science from an expert...and to do it all over the joy of sharing food.


September 20, 2017

Co-Founder David Clark presents Trends and Disruptions at the 2017 Warehousing and Distribution Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa

September 12, 2017

Co-Founder David Clark chairs an open panel discusion at the South African Operations Research Society annual conference

May 25, 2017

Blueprint International selected as Social Enablers top 100 social ventures

April 05, 2017

Co-Founder Catharine Young gives Keynote talk at the E. Palmer Research Symposium at Morningside College

February 08, 2017

Blueprint International participated in the  D-Prize health entrepreneurs and Global Health Corps twitter chat #DprizeforGHC

February 01, 2017

Learning about Machine Learning at the Sackler Conference - a joint collaboration between the National Academies of Science and the Royal Society

December 12, 2016

Commentary: Why scientists cant afford to be silent in this new era of American Politics highlighted on TED Fellows Blog

November 11, 2016

Commentary published on Women in Science, in celebration of #weekofwomen

January 10, 2016

Co-Founder Catharine Young's experience in Liberia, working on Ebola, showcased on TED Ideas

November 23, 2015

Blueprint selected to curate @vaccines - a GAVI campaign to highlight a new vaccine champion every week

November 19, 2015

Blueprint Co-Founder David Clark presents 'Industry Trends in Distribution Optimization' at a Masterclass in optimising distribution operations through effective transport planning.

September 13, 2015

Blueprint Co-Founder David Clark attends the 44th South African Operations Research Conference

August 25, 2015

Blueprint International is announced as a recipient of pollination project funding. Pollination Project is an organization that awards seed grants to inspiring social change-makers who are committed to a world that works for all.

July 02, 2015

Blueprint International VIVE highlighted by TED

June 16, 2015

Blueprint International awarded seed-funding from D-Prize, an organization dedicated toward expanding access to poverty-alleviation solutions in the developing world.

January 05, 2015

Blueprint International VIVE project highlighted by American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

October 09, 2014

Interview with Brazilian Newspaper O Globo 

October 06, 2014

Recap of TED Fellows Session 1 at TED Global 2014 Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

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Dr. Colin Young's expansive science repertoire ranges from molecular biology to human and clinical research. Colin served as a TEDMED Research Scholar and has been recognized for his scientific achievements with numerous awards from national organizations, including the National Institutes of Health and American Heart Association.


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Dr. Catharine Young completed her PhD and postdoctoral training in Biomedical Sciences and Biomedical Engineering, respectively. Catharine now works in the science policy field having experience with US and foreign governments, as well as the non-profit sector. Catharine has a lifelong passion for social issues including education and serving as an advocate for women in STEM.


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David Clark completed his Ms in Computer Science at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. and has extensive experience in the development of logistical software and entrepreneurial leadership. In addition, he played a critical role in the expansion of OPSI Systems to catapult it to the international level, which serves several countries throughout Africa.


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Chris High, PhD

Chris obtained degrees in Math and Analytical Biology and a PhD in which he focused on learning and communication in sustainable development. Chris is interested in understanding and facilitating sustainable development in practice, as well as applied social research methodologies. 

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Steward Gebbie

Stewart obtained a Masters in Math and works at the Google office in Switzerland, within the assessment of software infrastructure and architecture division.

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Angela Rademeyer, PhD

Angela obtained her PhD in Operations Research and formerly worked at OPSI Systems. Angela is currently working for Discovery Health (South Africa) on data analytics.

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