• Biodiversity conservation and business

    The biological diversity makes our lives livable in the planet trough an array of ecological processes which provide us vital products and services, such as foods and materials that contributes to the economy. Although, factors such as habitat destruction, biological invasion and climate change have been taken numerous species to extinction. The lasting natural areas […]

  • Blue Freedom – Providing reliable first aid electricity from hydropower

    Electrical power supply is among the first critically important services in disaster areas. Especially natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes or floodings lead to a destruction of the installed power grid and portable electricity becomes indispensable. One innovative solution is Blue Freedom Portable, a lightweight hydropower generator with 5W output capacity. With a weight of […]

  • Transition of Shelters – Portable Emergency Shelter

    Migratation of refugess are indeed a serious disruption of the functioning of a community or a Society involving widespread human, material, economic or environmental losses and impacts, which exceeds the ability of the affected community or society to cope using its own resources. It affects both physically and mentally. It also causes health and safety […]

  • Inflatable Refugee Tents

    A new refugee tent has been designed by the team at M2B Inflatable in Sofia, Bulgaria.  This refugee tent is inflatable and will offer an affordable, dignified and practical shelter against extreme weather.  The inflatable tent provides immediate emergency housing solutions and adapts to any disaster area. The inflated walls of the tent will offer […]

  • The Modern Yurk – A Possible Design for Relief Scenarios?

    The Scottish company Trakke has redeveloped the nomadic yurt shelter and created the Jero Yurt. The temporary housing innovation is a lightweight dwelling that pops up and was designed to be used for events such as backyard parties or off-grid camping experiences with a modern twist. The Jero’s compact design even allows it to be […]

  • innonatives kitchen challenge winner

    innonatives first challenge winners 2015

    The innonatives team is proud to present the first winners of the first completed innonatives challenge. Please see here for the winning solutions of the Sustainable Kitchen challenge http://innonatives.com/challenge/sus-brazil/solutions-sorted/winners Congratulations to the winners !!!  Your innonatives Team

  • AIDF Disaster relief infographic d4d

    Download & share the #infographic on the importance of #PPPs & #tech in disaster management: http://bit.ly/1qj6Evn  http://ow.ly/i/6Ku5d

  • PowerCube Pop-up Solar Generator Provides Relief to Disaster-Struck Areas

    It was seven years ago that Ecosphere Technologies revealed its first iteration of a self-contained relief unit for disaster-struck areas. The company has since been busy refining the system’s form and function and has now announced the completion of what it says to be the world’s largest deployable solar power generator. Capable of generating 15 […]

  • Sustainability Maker needs you !

    Join the next big thing! Attend the first Sustainability Maker Convention, the world’s first conference on Open Innovation, Crowd Sourcing and Crowd Funding for Sustainability. Be among the first to witness the start of the next Sustainability innovation movement and to know about the www.innonatives.com open innovation for Sustainability platform. Registration Please register online before October […]

  • Rescue with The Ruins Catheter

    The Ruins Catheter, designed by Idan Raizberg, is a device made to rescue people from collapsed buildings or debris. The rescue device could be used after earthquake or in response to any collapse. The design is inspired by a medical balloon catheter, used to expand arteries. “At the start of the project, I outlined for […]

Introduction

Disasters such as, earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, famines and wars cause destruction and suffering to humankind. Whether these are natural and inevitable, or man-made and unnecessary, we can improve our means of reacting and aiding the victims affected.

This website is to function as a source of information and a communication platform for exchanging knowledge, experience, ideas and projects. How can we design life in a way that we are better prepared and have better infrastructure, methods to avoid damage, suffering and death tolls?

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New Challenges on innonatives: National TOP-RUNNER-INITIATIVE

  Neue / New Challenges: Nationale TOP-RUNNER-INITIATIVE (for english version please scroll down) innonatives startet drei neue Challenges für die Nationale Top Runner Initiative NTRI, eine Initiative des deutschen Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi). Entwickle Ideen zur effizienten Nutzung von Energie im Haushalt und Steigerung der Energieeffizienz. Worum geht es? Haushaltsgeräte bieten ein enormes Einsparpotenzial […]

Biodiversity conservation and business

The biological diversity makes our lives livable in the planet trough an array of ecological processes which provide us vital products and services, such as foods and materials that contributes to the economy. Although, factors such as habitat destruction, biological invasion and climate change have been taken numerous species to extinction. The lasting natural areas […]

#sonomacountystrong — Written by Maxwell James Hedayati

Written by Maxwell James Hedayati / Photo: Peter DaSilva, Special To The Chronicle To representatives of the College Board, Let me start off by introducing myself, and put a person behind the email address. My name is Maxwell Hedayati, and I am a student at Maria Carrillo high school in Santa Rosa California. I have an immense […]

Project VIDARR

The Vidarr project is an integrated system that aims at minimizing the costs and timing of having high-quality temporary housing in case of disasters, earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, wars … The accommodations you get are of the highest quality, high flexibility and ease of use and handling When needed, the technical part in a very short […]

Additive Manufacturing – Rapid Operator Support System

The “Additive Manufacturing – Rapid Support System” (AM-RS2) is a turn-key, fully integrated/automated, user friendly, deployable system made of a “Fused Deposition Modelling” (FDM) unit, a 3D Scanner unit, a “Human Machine Interface” (HMI) unit and a library of pre-loaded “Pilot Geometries”. The AM-RS2 is intended for delocalised manufacturing, in-theatre next to the point of […]

Blue Freedom – Providing reliable first aid electricity from hydropower

Electrical power supply is among the first critically important services in disaster areas. Especially natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes or floodings lead to a destruction of the installed power grid and portable electricity becomes indispensable. One innovative solution is Blue Freedom Portable, a lightweight hydropower generator with 5W output capacity. With a weight of […]

Transition of Shelters – Portable Emergency Shelter

Migratation of refugess are indeed a serious disruption of the functioning of a community or a Society involving widespread human, material, economic or environmental losses and impacts, which exceeds the ability of the affected community or society to cope using its own resources. It affects both physically and mentally. It also causes health and safety […]

Base Camp Shelters

It takes an extraordinary structure to withstand extreme environments like Mount Everest and Mount Rainier. After an earthquake in April 2015, the WeatherPort base camp structure on Mount Everest was the only one still standing. The damage would have been even more devastating it it wasn’t for the sturdy construction of the Everest medical facility. […]

Mobile field hospital

BLU-MED’s mobile field hospitals, emergency shelters and mobile command centers are the industry’s state-of-the-art, portable, medical shelters. These medical shelters enable communities and emergency management to respond rapidly to large-scale disasters and emergencies with mobile hospital facilities and emergency response shelters when and where they are needed. Our deployable field hospitals and emergency shelters ensure […]

innonatives – how does it work

Watch this video to learn how innonatives – open innovation platform for sustainability – works. The purpose of the innonatives online platform is to connect people, who have identified sustainability-related problems with those who can creatively solve them. innonatives also helps people organize adequate funding and collaboration to support their sustainability ideas and solutions. Support […]

Baan Honghua school by Jun Sekino. Photography © Spaceshift Studio

Project: Earthquake resistant school

Baan Nhongbua school is one of the affected school, damaged from the earthquake occurred on 5 May 2014 in Pahn district, Chiangrai. The unpredictable disaster caused a huge damage to the classroom buildings. Project description by Jun Sekino Design for Disaster team formed up an emergency team of 9 Architects in Thailand participating to design and […]

Design for Disaster Response Conference

Call for papers: Design for Disaster Response Conference Design for Disaster Response is a cross disciplinary conference to share research and actions around approaches to preparing for, and delivering responses to, disaster on local, regional and global scales. Date and Location Friday November 13, 2015 UNSW Australia Michael Crouch Innovation Centre UNSW Sydney, Australia Conference […]