• 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 […]

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    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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Über Shelter

This shelter is very compact and can be transported very quickly and reassembled with ease. The shelter offers victims individual living space. Also, the Über shelter is made from recyclable and reusable materials. Up to three personal rooms can be created in the shelter. The shelter is designed in a way that all components that […]

Light and water from the sun

The Hydroleaf is an excellent design that is a bus shelter, street light, rain catchment system – and water dispenser. Conceived by Iranian Industrial Design student Mostafa Bonakdar the Hydroleaf is intended to be used in developing arid regions. The principle of the concept is as sound as it is practical. Solar-powered area lighting has […]

Solar-Powered Vaccine Refrigerator

True Energy has revealed a solar-powered Vaccine refrigerator, the medicine can keep cool and safe without relying on electricity from the power grid. This refrigerator allows doctors to provide much-needed vaccines to residents in harsh climates and inaccessible areas. In addition, the refrigerator is so efficient that it can hold his temperature for up to ten days […]

The CYPE House by MIRA YUNG

The vision of this project is to design a safe temporary wood house to provide the victims affected by natural disaster with a place to live and with a new life. The CYPE House includes all of the self-sustaining daily essentials such as water supply, lighting and ventilation. Most importantly, it can deployed on short […]

Self-Sufficient Shelter in 5 Minutes

The Unthinkable: Who survives when disaster strikes – and why. The Daiwa Lease, a giant in the construction industry of Japan, has presented EDV-01: a module housing for natural disasters that seems to come out of a science fiction movie. The prefabricated units are carried via helicopter or truck and their setup takes just five […]

Recovery Huts

The Recovery Hut System uses composite shell technology and is divided into four nesting 60lb sections for efficient transport, storage, handling and rapid 30-minute setup by one person. The huts have a translucent roof and are available with up to four insect-proof venting door panels that can be attached to adjacent huts allowing a variety […]

Sandbag Structures by Nader Khalili

The global need for housing is felt by millions refugees and displaced persons – victims of natural disasters and wars. Iranian architect Nader Khalili believes that this need can be addressed only by using the potential of earth construction. After extensive research into vernacular earth building methods in Iran, followed by detailed prototyping, he has […]

Binishelter System

The automated construction method used to make the BiniShelter uses eight pre-fabricated, mass-produced structural components made of locally available materials. The eight components (four wall and four Roofs) and fixtures can be designed with any number of diverse structural and/or building materials (wood, concrete, steel, reinforced clay, durock, sheetrock, concrete, bricks, bamboo and any combination […]

Internet access to the developing world

Vodafone announced the launch of the Vodafone Webbox, the first device of its kind, bringing affordable internet access to a customer’s existing television set, just by plugging in a keyboard. The Webbox is a Vodafone innovation developed specifically for customers in emerging markets, where technology and cost barriers often exclude many from enjoying affordable, ready […]

Tsunami WaveBag

The Tsunami WaveBag is a safety vest designed for a mother to carry her child while easily running toward the highest land-point in case of a tsunami alarm. It works as a floating device to prevent drowning, and also as an airbag device to protect both people from trauma caused by wave action and floating […]

Soil Decontamination/ Phytoremediation

After man-made chemical or nuclear accidents, soil often remains contaminated with chemical substances that are dangerous to human health. In order to recover contaminated soils, chemicals can be extracted either chemically by acids or biologically by plants. The removal by plants is called, phytoremediation. In chemical cleansing the soil has to be removed and treated […]

Demining

MgM Menschen gegen Minen / People Against Landmines is an NGO working in the field of landmine detection and destruction. Their website provides a thorough insight into the subject, both on political implications and on practical demining methods and new technologies. The existence of landmines in public spaces is one of the cruelest aftermaths of […]