Making humanitarian aid sustainable and efficient
We live in a dynamic, fast moving and changing world - each of us. Every day, we receive images of polluted oceans, dirty landscapes and big cities shrouded in clouds of exhaust fumes. As a result we see and experience natural disasters, epidemics, pandemics, diseases, destruction, bombings, terrorist attacks and wars.
Initiated by the idea of a field bed made of corrugated cardboard for use in humanitarian aid, the project and company corrugAid was born. At the professorship for wood technology and fiber material technology of the TU Dresden, Dipl.-Ing. Sven Grasselt-Gille (research associate) was already working on a sustainable idea for humanitarian aid in 2015. Supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the project "AidBoards" was born. In course of the project, first prototypes of a field bed made of corrugated board were developed, which were tested, adjusted and improved in the course of time.
Today, almost five years later, corrugAid has emerged from the former research project into a joint development of the TU Dresden, the THIMM Group and Markus Lampe Consulting. By now corrugAid focuses not only on field beds made of corrugated board, but also on other solutions made of sustainable materials for humanitarian aid.