Innovation Aid works wherever Georg can find the resources to the approach or refine it.
2014 – 2015 India (Pune, Tadiwalla Raod Slum)
This was the very beginning of using human centered design and volunteer work to come up with a product together with the people that need it. Learn more about what we did in these 18 month.
2015-2016 Germany (Berlin Marienfelde Refugee Center)
Working inside the oldest continuously operating refugee shelter in Germany showed the limitations of the approach in rich states with working social nets. Learn more about what we did for over 24 month.
2015-2016 China (Shenzhen, Baishizhou, urban village)
Research and prototype testing in very densely populated and regulated target area. To what extend are low tech solutions applicable in environments in which there is not shortage of resources yet poverty restricts access. Learn more about what we did in these 6 month.
2016 Hong Kong
Working with the homeless and the working poor to produce products focused on worker safety, cooling/heating and modular living. Learn more about what we did in these 6 month.
In preparation for several years, this project failed to link the approach with the main stream development realm. Despite this failure we produced and tested many products for and with various formal and informal refugee camps in the country. Learn what we did there for close to one year.
Short term deployment to Columbia for exploring and testing technologies addressing the needs of remote villages in FARC territory and Venezuelan refugees. Learn more about the work for Field Ready there.
2019 Greece (Lesvos Island)
Working towards wither insulation of refugee tents as well as various other smaller projects. Learn how we used old life jackets to produce insulation and scaled the manufacturing within 3 month.