Anna Stork

Finalist 2012

Anna Stork

UNITED STATES
LuminAID Lab
DESIGN
ELETRONICS & TECHNOLOGY
LuminAID Lab develops and markets an inflatable solar-powered light for disaster relief, humanitarian aid and recreational outdoor use.

When the world faces disaster, what are the first things people thinkof sending? Food, water, medical supplies, clothing… ‘What about light?’ says Anna Stork, the founder of LuminAID Lab, a bright idea she set up with her business partner, Andrea Sreshta. ‘Conditions once the sun goes down can be very unsafe, especially for women and children. After the earthquake in Haiti, there were many cases of violence, kidnapping and rape. Light is a basic human need, but costs too much to ship and pack as part of disaster relief.’

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