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 […]

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 […]

Bionik-Network Hessen / VDID start challenge on innonatives

Bionik- Network Hessen and VDID (Verband Deutscher Industrie Designer e.V.) are searching for the most inspiring and visionary ideas on how Biomimetics or Biomimicry can be combined with 3D-Printing to generate more sustainable solutions. These can happen anywhere: in construction of houses or vehicles, in furniture and everyday products design, in medical devices and products […]

A Litter of Light – Solar Energy for Low Income Housing

The green energy solution for low-income communities known as “Litter of Light” was designed to provide lighting to homes in areas where energy is either unavailable or unaffordable to residents. This low-cost sustainable building solution was designed at the grassroots level to serve those most in need. The Litter of Light project makes use of […]

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 […]

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