More than four years have passed since the collaboration with the Kichwa jungle community of Santa Rita in Ecuador. While designing and building the Cocoa Cabin, we were able to see how technology transfer took place. Based on this case study we will refer to the negative and positive impacts of the technology transfer system over time, acknowledging the differences between a product versus process approach. Comparing three specific points in time where technology transfer was implemented in: the Cocoa City (2010-2015), the Cocoa Cabin (2013-2014), Bolivar´ Lookout (2017), demonstrating how imposed technology leads to misuse or disuse because of lack of participation and understanding, and how technology development, when escorted by people and collaborative processes, leads to successful technology transfer.
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