A multi disciplinary team

We are a Swiss based non-profit association.

Our goal is to solve technical challenges for humanitarian organisations.

Based on client needs, we identify possible solutions, test and improve them and bring them to market. While we rely on external partners and contractors for specific design and assembly jobs, having a broad range of internal experts from industrial designers to large scale production planning ensures a fast and efficient scaling. The fast progress in our projects is ensured through state-of-the-art design methodologies and manufacturing technologies, as well as a passionate, service mindset in the team.

Tim Head


PhD in Physics and post-doc researcher at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL). As a member of the LHCb experiment at CERN, he works on the design of the future detector, pattern recognition software as well as the software trigger, in other words deciding in real time what data gets recorded, which involved python and statistics.

Steffen Raetzer

Business Developer

Bachelor of Engineering and an MBA. Steffen has experience in applied innovation and entrepreneurial approaches. They range from returning a business unit to sustainable growth, delivering a project on the “Building of the Future” to meet the EU 2020 environmental goals and embarking on his own entrepreneurial pioneering journey.

Ricardo Peláez

Product Designer

Product Design degree from Escuela de Arte y Superior de Valencia. Experience in various technical roles in the field of automotive, furniture and consumer goods. Completed several workshops in model making, art foundry and prototyping. Currently established as independent design consultant in Basel.

João Bárcia

Physics Engineer

Masters in Physics Engineering. Experience in Web Development, Media Design and Interactive Scenography. Founded the CERN MediaLab. Currently building a start-up for online education which applies Physics algorithms to provide tailored learning experiences.

Jessica Bennett

Programme Development Specialist

Jessica holds an MA in Natural Sciences from University of Cambridge and an MSc in Public Health from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She spent 6 years as a Grant Manager at FIND, working to strengthen global laboratory networks and implement novel diagnostic tools for HIV and TB. She is now a Programme Development Specialist at Plan International UK, working to advance child’s rights and equality for girls.

Ines Knäpper

Master in Business Administration. She worked in a corporate environment in the area of business management, sales, customer service and recruitment. Now Ines works as project manager for humanitarian, technology driven projects to bridge the gap between humanitarian NGOs and state-of-the-art technology innovators.

Daniel Dobos


Daniel holds a PhD in Particle Physics and is scientific staff at CERN. As a member of the ATLAS experiment at CERN, he works on Silicon & Diamond detectors development, integration and operation.

Annuka Bathija

Forensic Anthropologist

Annuka holds a degree in Forensic Anthropology from the University of Dundee, and a masters in Anthropology and Sociology of Development from the Graduate Institute of Geneva. Her focus is on the significance and necessity of the body in mourning processes. She is constantly on the move exploring different techniques on how to build bridges between academic research and the general public.