Low-Tech's main principles

Usefulness – Accessibility – Sustainability

Strong sustainability

  • Focus on the essential : do more with less.
  • Aim for a simple technology to satisfy needs with a high level of reliability.
  • Minimize the consumption of energy and resources
  • Submit a technical and functional human and ecological viability short -, medium-and long-term.

Collective resilience

  • Make maintenance of the tools accessible by the users, with standards parts and materials.
  • Offer ease-of-use.
  • Use of locally exploited and transformed resources

Cultural Transmission

  • Facilitate ownership by the largest number.
  • Promote the sharing of knowledge, cooperation, and solidarity.
  • Raising awareness and decomplexing society at a socio-economic level by reflecting on its needs and vulnerabilities

How is this reflected at Sailowtech ?




Semester projects

We bring closer future·e·s engineer·e·to field science by involving them in the validation of frugal scientific instruments and in the collection and analysis of data aquatic to encourage a science more accessible, accountable and solidarity.

Events & Education

We promote the preservation of aquatic ecosystems by simple explanations, realistic and positive knowledge on the ocean and by a highlighting of the wonders of the sea through educational workshops, conferences and events.

Expedition model

We organize scientific and educational expeditions by sailboat that aim to minimize their environmental impact and allow for exchange during stopovers with local populations while respecting interculturality.

We want to encourage transparency and transmission of knowledge to the largest number in accordance with the principle ofOpen Science. Find out more about our Low-tech projects! 

Our source is the infographic of Arthur Keller, and Emilien Bournigal, you can find it here.. Thanks to them ! In addition,you can learn more about the philosophy of Low-tech on the Low-Tech Lab website.