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 […]

Transformation Boxes

The TTM – Technology Transfer Marburg e.V. has developed transportation boxes that can be transformed into office furniture on the spot. The boxes are available in five different variations, the pictures below show the office unit. Components include table units and shelf units. All units are made of sturdy wood, to ensure that content is […]

Constructing mud sea walls

The Indian Andaman and Nicobar islands were amongst the locations hit worst by the devastating Tsunami in South East Asia on 26/12/2004. To protect them from further flooding, the administration has initiated the construction of mud walls in the sea. The intention is to create the sea walls so that they will not only protect […]

Bamboo Bicycle Trailer

A trailer construction for developing countries has been developed by Used and Carry Freedom. One trailer is donated for every bicycle trailer sold. Construction The construction set consists of two wheels, hubs for attaching the wheels, a trailer coupling and tension ropes. In combination with local materials such as bamboo or scrap, these elements provide the […]

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