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 […]

Illustrated safety manual for ship passengers

After the Korean ferry accident last year Yuluck, a Korean designer based in Italy, wanted to find a way to make safety manuals more interesting to read. As a personal project with the support of his friends, he spent one year designing an interactive safety guide for ships that combines fun graphics with relevant guidance on how to […]

AIDF Asia: Aid & Response Summit 2015

AIDF Asia 2015

Date: 16-18 June 2015 Venue: United Nations Conference Centre, Bangkok Registration: http://asia.aidforum.org/register Delivering aid and improving resilience through technological innovations Gathering 400+ senior representatives and advisors from regional governments, investors, UN agencies, NGOs, research institutes and the private sector, this unique summit looks at how technological innovations and best practice can improve aid and development work […]

Noobags Challenge – get rid of plastic bags

Bags made of paper, bags made of cloth, bags made of virgin or partly recycled PE and bags made of bioplastic have huge environmental impact. Each solution has its own disadvantage regarding the environment. The production of a paper bag has the highest cumulative energy demand, due to material quantity and less re-use phases compared to […]

United Nations International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) – Key Facts Infographic

This week is the United Nations International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR). The day is celebrated on the 13th October every year and this year’s theme is “Resilience for life”. The focus of this year is on older people as their needs are often ignored, despite being some of the most vulnerable people during disasters. IDDR encourages all citizens […]

IKEA program seeks to brighten lives of refugees in UN camps

A two-month campaign to raise funds to provide solar-powered lighting in refugee camps run by the UN has been launched by an international home-furnishings company. The IKEA Foundation will donate just over one US dollar to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) for every LED light bulb it sells in its stores around the world. The […]

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