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Pilot: Red Cross

Innovating humanitarian aid

Festival grounds and refugee camps have more in common than you may think. Together with The Netherlands Red Cross, Open-House is developing innovative solutions for (re)building shelters using renewable energy and electrical tools.

Project details

Start date

May 27, 2017

End date

Begin 2018

Please check for open positions at the bottom of this page before contacting Open-House.

Barbara Vos

Program Manager &  
Head of Communications

More about this project

Based on specific user cases, we looked into applications in three main categories: energy, sanitation and lighting. Energy turned out to be the best fit for applying humanitarian aid solutions to festival grounds. At Mysteryland 2017, we will be testing a cheaper, better and safer way to (re)build shelters using renewable energy and electrical tools.

This project is part of our Humanitarian program.

How we work

For every challenge, Open-House forms effective consortia of market parties, suppliers, startups and knowledge institutes. As co-innovator, we specialize in launching and coordinating projects that yield actual solutions for major industry challenges. We join forces with established suppliers, recruit and guide startups, or create our own solutions if we have to. The challenges and needs of the event industry are always central to our efforts.

Take crowd management for example. How can we ensure safety and optimize visitor experience? Organizers have difficulty simulating crowd movements and converting insights into innovation, so we launched the INCROWD fieldlab. A coalition of specialists, industry leaders and government bodies is now working on applied research to co-create solutions in fields like real-time crowd monitoring and simulating crowd dynamics.

What we need

We are currently looking for partners who can help us
with the following aspects of this project.

No extra help needed at this time. Please check back soon.