Better Shelter

Beyond Survival

Better Shelter is a social enterprise driven by a mission to improve the lives of persons displaced by armed conflicts and natural disasters. We aim to be the leader in emergency and temporary shelter innovation, and continuously develop our products together with our partners, customers and, most importantly, the people who live in our shelters. We strive to create a safer, more dignified home away from home for millions of displaced persons across the world through innovation. With and for refugees.

We are beyond borders

“I wasn’t expecting to feel so emotional today about real life stories. It was very, very powerful. Just get out there and talk to people. Get out of your comfort zone. Be more generous.”

– TEDxLondonSalon attendee

Meet the Citi xLab innovators

Olio

A free app tackling the problem of food waste by connecting users with unwanted food

Woebot

The world's first mental health chatbot supported by a controlled research trial

Karma Cola

A range of drinks that are good for the land, good for the people who grow the ingredients, and as good for you as a fizzy drink can be

ChargedUp

The UK’s first power-bank rental network, ensuring that your phone never runs out again

Irrational Agency

A behavioural science consultancy that helps organisations and people understand their own irrationality and use it to create joyful experiences

Sea Hero Quest

A mobile game that generates data to help scientists fight dementia

Rewind

Bleeding-edge technology fused with award-winning creative storytelling

Better Shelter

A social enterprise driven by a mission to improve the lives of persons displaced by armed conflicts and natural disasters

Burton Nitta

A trans-disciplinary collaborative art practice founded by Anglo-Japanese duo Michael Burton and Michiko Nitta