ETH Zurich Foundation, Technology for humanitarian action (ICRC)

Technology for humanitarian action (ICRC)

Better humanitarian aid thanks to science and technology


Violent conflicts, increasing extreme weather events and the COVID-19 pandemic mean that an estimated 235 million people worldwide are reliant on humanitarian aid. At the same time, rapid technological advances are contributing to improved health and greater prosperity in many parts of the world. In structurally weak regions and especially in humanitarian emergencies, however, barely any use is made of this technological potential.

Innovative approaches for efficient and
effective humanitarian aid

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Our goal

ETH Zurich and EPF Lausanne are pooling their research and innovation with the experience and expertise of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Together, they are developing innovative approaches for efficient, effective and safe humanitarian aid.

Within the three focus areas “Energy & Environment”, “Digital Medical Technology” and “Data Science & Cybersecurity”, joint research projects are being launched with a view to driving forward the development of specific and appropriate solutions. Examples of such projects include the development of secure communication infrastructures or the sustainable design of ICRC construction projects.

Your support enables

  • effective, efficient and sustainable solutions that support people in need;
  • technological advances for structurally weak areas, which open up sustainable development pathways for these regions;
  • the establishment of an innovation hub for humanitarian aid in Switzerland, which is unique at this scale.
Michael Domeisen | ETH Zurich Foundation, Technology for humanitarian action (ICRC)

Your contact

Michael Domeisen
+41 44 632 42 29

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