MD's Global Inetiatves


Unlocking Humanitarian Innovation: The MD Consortium's Impact

In the dynamic landscape of humanitarian response, ongoing innovation is essential to address rapidly evolving needs, tackle challenges, and optimize scarce resources.

Innovation empowers the humanitarian system to achieve greater impact for more individuals while optimizing costs. To fulfill this goal, the MD Consortium facilitates connections, mobilizes diverse resources, and amplifies effective solutions through knowledge sharing.

The MD Consortium plays a unique role in addressing innovation needs within the sector that individual actors working independently cannot effectively tackle. By promoting the adoption and scaling of innovative products and processes across systems and sectors, the MD Consortium has a multiplier effect. Through its efforts in connecting, mobilizing, and amplifying, it maximizes the value of humanitarian innovation, ultimately benefiting millions of crisis-affected people worldwide.

Focused on creating new sustainable solutions, MD's global humanitarian initiatives operate on the basis of several critical criteria. These principles guide its effectiveness and impact:


1.              Efficiency: Humanitarian innovation efforts must be efficient. to ensures that limited resources are utilized optimally to address crises.

2.              Effectiveness: The effectiveness of humanitarian innovation initiatives is measured by their ability to achieve their intended goals.

3.              Impact: Beyond effectiveness, impact considers the broader and lasting effects of innovation in the humanitarian sector. It examines how initiatives contribute to long-term well-being, resilience, and recovery.

4.              Sustainability: Humanitarian innovation should not only address immediate needs but also promote sustainable solutions.

5.              Relevance: Relevance refers to aligning humanitarian innovation responses with the specific needs of affected communities.

6.              Collaboration and Multi-Stakeholder Approach: Innovations thrive when different actors collaborate.


The MD Consortium is a global network that unites remote innovation labs and in-field experts. These collaborative labs drive research, innovation, and domain-specific expertise. Their deep knowledge fuels groundbreaking global initiatives.

Within the MD Consortium, KMWSH (one of its arms) facilitates Technology Transfer (TT). This collaborative process enables the flow of scientific findings, knowledge, and intellectual property from creators—such as universities and research institutions—to both public and private users. Additionally, KMWSH plays a crucial role in the Lab-to-Market (L2M) process, which involves transferring new technologies from the laboratory to the marketplace.

The MD Consortium serves as an innovation hub, strategically designed to attract entrepreneurial-minded individuals, skilled talent, and knowledge-intensive businesses. By combining infrastructural, institutional, scientific, technological, educational, and social assets, along with value-added services, it fosters a dynamic ecosystem of growth and progress.

The MD Consortium’s unwavering adherence to these foundational principles is a testament to our belief in their vital role in driving sustainable development and advancement. Our Team(s) are engines of creativity, tirelessly working to develop groundbreaking solutions for pressing and delicate matters that influence both societal and national security on a worldwide scale. Our areas of focus encompass:



        Homeland Security

        Advance Ships

        Future Mobility

        STREAM vs STEM



        Life Sciences


        Renewable Energy

        Smart Agriculture

        Oil and Gas


        Catch-up Technology


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