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Rapid deployable kits as seeds for self-recovery

Objective

Humanitarian organisations like the Red Cross have sleeping emergency response units (ERU), which start acting immediately after disaster strikes. Each ERU has a specific function, e.g. medical care, sanitation, energy provision, or water supply.
Current equipment solutions will be scanned and bottlenecks with respect to large volumes and/or heavy weight will be identified. Then, novel materials and concepts will be developed to drastically reduce the volume and weight for transportation.
Examples of targeted innovations: lightweight but durable and thermally isolating tent materials, novel concepts for energy supply (biogas from sanitation), textile to line pit latrines, light weight textiles to store and distribute water and smart packaging of materials (matryoshka doll principle, i.e. smaller units in medium ones in larger ones, the smallest transportable by single persons).
Settlement kit modules will be developed that can be used for debris recuperation and re-use of damaged facilities. This is crucial as the recent trend in emergency aid is to stimulate as early as possible the self-repair. These kits can be inserted in an affected area (affected city, improvised camp, rural region) to regain as quickly as possible a ‘temporary’ economic and social life.
For reaching the ambitious goals, the project team consists of carefully selected partners. The project will be guided by a humanitarian actor (Red Cross). Further, key partners, experts in material and structural engineering, industrial design and architecture, are added for the design of shelters and their materials and for packaging and logistics.
This project will provide kits that can be pre-positioned and mobilized very quickly and easily, that are modular and adaptable, low cost, high-tech in their conception but low-tech in use. These anticipated kits can literally improve the lives of millions of peoples the first hours, days and weeks after a major disaster and this for years to come.

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2011-1
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CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE & TECHNIQUE DEL'INDUSTRIE TEXTILE BELGE ASBL
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AIDE INTERNATIONALE DE LA CROIX-ROUGE LUXEMBOURGEOISE ASBL

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Luxembourg
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L1840 Luxembourg
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Kaat Boon (Ms.)
HET NEDERLANDSE RODE KRUIS
Netherlands
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€ 149 700
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Anna Von Saksenlaan 50
2593 HT Den Haag
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Eelko Brouwer (Mr.)
SIOEN INDUSTRIES NV
Belgium
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€ 382 000
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Fabriekstraat 23
8850 Ardooie
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Bert Groenendaal (Dr.)
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
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€ 451 580
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Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
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Maria Vereeken (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
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€ 632 000
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Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
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POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
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Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
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Alessandra Zanelli (Dr.)
De Mobiele Fabriek B.V
Netherlands
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€ 396 800
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Danzigerkade 9E
1013 AP Amsterdam
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Gerard Steijn (Mr.)
STICHTING WASTE
Netherlands
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€ 560 000
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Nieuwehaven 201
2801 CW Gouda
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Gert De Bruijne (Mr.)
STICHTING PRACTICA
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Oosteind 47
3356AB Papendrecht
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RINA CONSULTING SPA
Italy
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Germany
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STIFTELSEN FLYKTNINGHJELPEN
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FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DES SOCIETES DE LA CROIX-ROUGE ET DU CROISSANT-ROUGE - SHELTER RESEARCH UNIT ASBL
Luxembourg
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Boulevard Joseph Ii 44
1840 Luxembourg
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Martine Buck (Ms.)