• 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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Sana

A mobile-device software to help improve health-care accessibility One of the largest problems facing the developing world is a lack of trained physicians. Sana offers open-source data collection and collaboration platforms for clinical research and best practice health care delivery for under-served rural populations. Sana believes that with local leadership and commitment, ripples of innovation […]

Tulip Siphon Water Filter

An innovative, low-cost water filter for families in developing countries Hundreds of millions of people still only have access to unsafe drinking water sources. Inadequate access to safe water and sanitation services, coupled with poor hygiene practices, kills and sickens thousands of children every day and leads to impoverishment and diminished opportunities for millions of […]

Competition – Calling for Power of Design in Action

Competition theme Design-focused Idea for Disaster Relief, Recovery and Rebuilding Competition Brief In the aftermath of the earthquake in Japan, various fundraising efforts are underway across the world to provide immediate aid to 240,000 people who have been displaced. design21sdn

istanbul disaster prevention and education centre

Winner of the 12th Thyssenkrupp Elevator Architecture Award The Croatian team led by architect Goran Rako wins TyssenKrupp Elevator Architecture Award following the international competition for the design of a disaster prevention and education centre in Istanbul. This competition was run under the auspices of the International Union of Architects. The second prize went to a […]

Precut Home

California architect Gregg Fleishman‘s portable DH1 Disaster House doesn’t require a single nail to build. Rather, it uses tabs, like a 3-D puzzle, to fit together without the use of fasteners or other hardware. The simple design uses slotted plywood to provide durability and flexibility. Panels arrive pre-cut, and recipients just need to unpack and snap […]

Instant Tent

Patrick Wharram’s Lightweight Emergency Shelter is a mini building that’s easy to transport and can be erected immediately. It won first place in nonprofit Design 21‘s ShelterMe competition in 2007. “For emergency shelter in the first few days after a disaster, the tent is a proven solution,” says Kate Stohr, co-founder of Architecture for Humanity. Wharram’s […]

Palliative Radiotherapy for Developing Countries

The world is facing a crisis in cancer management that concerns developing countries in particular. The average life expectancy in developing countries is increasing in a predictable way. Data from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) indicates that cancer incidence in developing countries will increase dramatically in the first two decades of this […]

Organic Farmers sue Monsanto over genetically manipulated seed

A group of organic farmers and seed dealers is preemptively suing agribusiness/biotech giant Monsanto to protect themselves from legal action by the corporation in cases when Monsanto seeds contaminate their organic crops. The suit is intended to protect farmers from charges of patent infringement by Monsanto when the farmers’ crops are contaminated by Monsanto’s patented, […]

Electrical shock extinguish fire

Scientists today describe a discovery that could underpin a new genre of fire-fighting devices, including sprinkler systems that suppress fires not with water, but with zaps of electric current, without soaking and irreparably damaging the contents of a home, business, or other structure. Reporting at the 241st National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical […]

Health Light water purifier

Health Light is a solar light water purifier designed by Liu Yun intended to ensure the purity of floodwaters. During rainy seasons many region’s rivers flooded. This floodwater is often contaminated and is the source of deadly diseases such as Hepatitis and dysentery. In fact, rainwater is often a source of drinking water and contamination […]

Drinking water from sunshine

MIT team designs solar-powered portable desalination system to use in disaster zones and remote regions. Systems that remove salt from saltwater, or desalination systems, have existed for decades, they are typically large-scale installations that require lots of energy to operate. As bottled water was given the highest priority in terms of airborne relief supplies in […]

Solar and Wind Power Water Purification and Desalination System

Swiss-based company TRUNZ WATER SYSTEMS has developed and manufactures and distributes a sustainable and cost-effective solution for water purification and desalination: a complete and ready-to-operate unit which is mobile and independent – thanks to renewable energy. Solar and wind-powered water treatment and desalination systems Trunz’s innovative and environmentally friendly technology produces clean drinking water from […]