• 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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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

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 […]

Register now: AIDF Disaster Relief Summit’ 14

    AIDF Disaster Relief Summit’ 14 Be part of the most important event in disaster relief this year Dear Colleague, You are invited to join us on the 19-20 November 2014 for the 6th Annual AIDF Disaster Relief Summit in Washington D.C. We are bringing together over 300 global humanitarian leaders, senior-level procurement executives, […]

Disaster Relief Summit – Call for Participants

Disaster relief summit to address the world’s increasing need of more efficient disaster response 30th July, London – NGOs, UN agencies, Governments, Military & Defence representatives, and private sector experts will gather in Washington D.C. to discuss the best practices and collaborations for effective disaster relief. Recently, natural and man-made disasters have occurred in different […]

1000 Stories of Hope

Imagine a world full of stories of hope. That’s the world I want to create. I want to create inspiring multimedia (film, photography and sound) that demonstrates the change being created by people doing good. The Future We Are Creating 1000 Stories of Hope is about creating and distributing positive stories in a world that […]

Power-Cycle Provides Simple and Sustainable Energy in Africa

Nuru Energy was founded in 2008 with the central focus of solving global energy poverty.   Worldwide, more than 2 billion people currently lack a basic source of reliable energy. In response to this crisis, Nuru Energy developed a recharging platform that is simple, robust, off-grid and specifically designed for use in regions struggling to meet […]

Locally Sourced Skateboard Offers an Affordable Transportation Alternative for Ethiopians

Daniel Scheidler, product design student at Bauhaus University, conducted his Bachelor project on the creation of a locally appropriate and affordable individual transport vehicle for Ethiopia.  He researched his project extensively in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital city and found that while road quality conditions had improved significantly over recent years, cars are still too expensive for […]

Design that Saves Lives – A Solution to the World’s Water and Sanitation Crisis

  “By thinking differently, and processing water at the point of use, mothers and children no longer have to walk four hours a day to collect their water. They can get it from a source nearby. So with just eight billion dollars, we can hit the millennium goal’s target of halving the number of people […]

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 […]

Garrison Architects Releases its Self-Sustainaing Post-Disaster Housing Prototype

The Brooklyn building design firm Garrison Architects has developed a full-sized post-disaster housing prototype to secure safe and stable last-minute housing in the wake of natural disasters. This is just one example of their many architectural projects sustainably designed to help in disaster relief scenarios. The company believes that well designed environments support social cohesion, […]

Viva Con Agua Brings Clean Water to Rwanda – Water is Life

Viva con Agua de Sankt Pauli is a charitable organisation based in St. Pauli, Hamburg (Germany), campaigning for clean drinking water worldwide. Besides the air we breathe, water is the most fundamental source of life. Water creates life, water is life. Water means healthy living, happy living. For Viva con Agua de Sankt Pauli this […]

Bioplastic from Banana Peels – Designed by 16-year-old Girl to Reduce Environmental Pollution

Pollution from plastics is one of the most serious forms of environmental destruction. From large plastic debris to miniscule polymers, plastic is destroying the planet and creating disaster zones for people and animals. Although much irreversible damage has already been done, Elif Bilgin a 16-year-old science student from Istanbul, Turkey has developed a simple method […]