UNITING TO SUPPORT DISASTER RESPONSE

HUMANITARIAN MAKERS

 

WHO WE ARE

Habibi.Works - Creating Solutions
Habibi.Works - Creating Solutions

Habibi.Works is an extraordinary maker space for products and perspectives in the north of Greece. In a context in which sustainable responses are rare, the project provides platforms for education, empowerment and encounter for refugees and members of the local society. Click to learn more about Habibi.Works.

Jonathan Rushton: Made In...Shoes
Jonathan Rushton: Made In...Shoes

Jon’s 3D Printed Shoe Manufacture System, Made In…Shoes, spun out of a university final project. In his research phase, he learned that more than 1 billion people are at risk for soil borne diseases such as Tetanus, Hookworm and Jiggers. He decided to design a shoe that could be locally made and affordable. His shoe design went through 17 iterations until he realized a viable result. Click to learn more about Jonathan.

Abhijeet Khandagale
Abhijeet Khandagale

He is an entrepreneur and enabler. Founded Ed-Tech startups. Is a Space-Tech lover. Published several papers and speaks at conferences. Because that is not enough, he runs and supports start up ecosystems in Nagpur and Aurangabad, India. He’s a Mechanical engineer by education and built India’s only Batpod. His professional focus is on using technology to improve lives and has been working with Tata Trusts and Swachh Bharat Mission to develop the Sanitation Economy. Click to learn more.

Habibi.Works - Creating Solutions
Habibi.Works - Creating Solutions

Habibi.Works is an extraordinary maker space for products and perspectives in the north of Greece. In a context in which sustainable responses are rare, the project provides platforms for education, empowerment and encounter for refugees and members of the local society. Click to learn more about Habibi.Works.

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We are makers – designers, engineers, technicians, logistics experts, supply chain gurus, biomimics, and other professionals from around the world – who desire to create additional social impact with our expertise. 

 

We enjoy problem-solving and pushing the frontier on what's possible. 

 

We refuse the status-quo.

 

WHAT WE DO

Glia: Equal care
Glia: Equal care

The Glia project develops open-access high-quality medical devices as good as the premium brands they replace. These devices -- like the open-access stethoscope the team recently released -- have the same performance as the gold standards in their field at a fraction of the cost. Click to learn more about this stethescope.

Field Ready: Airbag Kit
Field Ready: Airbag Kit

Field Ready solves big challenges with local manufacturing. We do this by working in emergencies and reconstruction, using a range of technologies and engaging people in new ways. The impact of this is more people helped - faster, cheaper and better. The photo shows the lifting airbag kit made locally in Syria. Click to learn more about this airbag kit.

Made In...Shoes: Latex Shoe
Made In...Shoes: Latex Shoe

The Made In Shoes (MIS) project is an open source, scalable 3D printed shoe manufacture system designed for the low-tech, highly customizable and hyper-local manufacture of highly durable and repairable natural rubber shoes in the developing world. This is the work of Jon Rushton. Click to learn more about this project.

Glia: Equal care
Glia: Equal care

The Glia project develops open-access high-quality medical devices as good as the premium brands they replace. These devices -- like the open-access stethoscope the team recently released -- have the same performance as the gold standards in their field at a fraction of the cost. Click to learn more about this stethescope.

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We use our know-how to support locally-led design and production of hardware solutions to humanitarian supply needs.

We apply our tenacity and ingenuity to solving real problems identified by people experiencing the problems. 

We do this remotely, locally or in the field.

INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVES

ELHADJ AS SY,

IFRC Secretary General

Humanitarian action needs to look beyond simply addressing the immediate consequences of disasters or crises...we can support communities to quickly develop or re-establish their livelihoods and businesses.

Beyond producing single parts, established 3D printers already at the point of need can produce a range of goods and services— profoundly impacting the way in which aid is distributed.

MAKER HUB MEMBER,

Concern Worldwide Kenya

“It would be useful to engage with medical device experts. We could, for example, engage other corporate entities who have a vast experience making equipment to offer advice and mentorship to the makers on the project.

ANDREW ANAGNOST,

Autodesk CEO

Our vision[:] to be able to 'make anything anywhere'...

(ArcNews, Winter 2019 pg15)

JAN ROGERS,

Local Motors CEO

In my view, the key to achieving sustainable manufacturing is to bring the focus to local manufacturing. Local manufacturing is kickstarting a new wave of sustainability because it advances all three pillars of sustainability — environmental, social and economic.

TED MANN & BRIAN SPEGELE

WSJ 2017

This is GE in the age of localization—the company’s survival strategy for an era of slowing global trade, rising protectionism, and increasingly powerful foreign customers, all of which is forcing manufacturers to put down deeper local roots to win business.

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GET INVOLVED

JOIN THE CONVERSATION

Engage in and help create a robust network of peers across industries and share best practices to build a local and global humanitarian making resource that delivers results.

BE ACTIONABLE

Leverage HM’s membership to identity partners, pursue funding and/or customers, and advance item prototypes to a level of excellence. Utilize our shared international identity and common vision to gain audience where you are. Benefit from and build upon each other’s experience and knowledge from working and learning in this space over the past several decades.

ENGAGE WITH THE RIGHT PARTNERS

Drive engagement with humanitarian making ready partners and supercharge your hardware projects with access to testers and partners. Collaborate with other members to develop viable humanitarian making approaches, enhance product innovation, and drive excellence across the ecosystem.