Misidentification of possible military targets is a major source of collateral damage and leaves no safe place for escapees to go. Hospitals and other humanitarian institutions could benefit vastly from being safely tagged as such by a certificate that can not be copied or misplaced and therefore be safer from bombing if it can be trusted more.


Overview of how the certificate works.
Website diagram explaining the data transmission and verification procedure behind the ambulance mobile passport.


Pier-27 at work on their project
Pier-27 at work on their project

Project Team

Charles Bušmanis

Charles Bušmanis is working at RTU to develop interdisciplinary learning projects. He has expertise in product design, creative methodology & product development. Mind the system, find the gap!

Cristina Olivotto

Cristina graduated in Physics at the University of Milan, and got a PhD in History of Physics in 2007. After graduation, she started to work in the field of science communication and education in formal and informal contexts, for national and international organizations. She has been an Educational Project Officer for the European Space Agency for four years before founding Sterrenlab in 2011. She thinks that science is a fundamental part of our culture, loves working with people from all over the world and her current professional interests focus on learning outdoor environments and geolearning.

Frédéric Lalaz

Frédéric is from Nice where he completed his formative studies. A mathematician by profession, he is passionate about his subject and has travelled the world to train teachers and help them reach their full potential. In the last five years he has worked in schools in Malaysia and Indonesia. He is currently employed at the International School of Geneva where he has become a specialist in curriculum redesign and computer based learning. He is always on the lookout for new ideas and new technologies to implement in schools.

Gayane Azizyan

Gaia was born in Armenia, studied in the USA, and is now residing in Sweden. Inspired to pursue a path outside the corporate environment, she recently become self-employed and is now working on an underwater robotics project. She spends her spare time studying towards her second Master’s degree in Mathematics. Prior to this she worked as a telecom software engineer at Ericsson for over four years. She is fluent in 6 languages and feels passionate about everything related to space exploration.

Geoffray Adde

Geoffray was born and raised in Paris. After a PhD in computer science on medical imaging techniques, he worked for five years in a major power company as a research engineer in statistical analysis for power production optimization. He was successively a technical expert and a project leader there. Today, he works at CERN as a software developer on a massive distributed storage system. He is interested in people, ideas, politics, sciences and inventions and he is keen on mixing those together.

Iacopo Mochi

Iacopo is a physicist and an optical engineer. In his career he covered a wide portion of the EM spectrum, from infrared to x-rays. He got a PhD In Methods and Technologies for Environmental Monitoring with a thesis on LIDAR remote sensing of the sea. Afterwards he worked for three years on the development of an IR high-resolution spectrograph for the National Telescope Galileo. In the past six years he worked at Lawrence Berkeley Lab developing novel instrumentation for Extreme Ultra Violet lithography.

Javier Martín Montull

Javier is from Castellon, Spain, and studied Computer Science Engineering at Jaume I University. He first joined CERN in 2009 as a student in the IT department, returning in 2011 as a fellow for the Library group. In 2013, Javier obtained a staff position as Web Services Manager working for, the largest global digital library for High Energy Physics, a role which involves both programming and management of a young team of developers. He has also participated in several start-up events and projects.

Jennifer Jin

Jennifer began her career at Google in Silicon Valley, managing the development of Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google AdWords into international markets and local languages. In 2010, she worked as a Kiva Fellow with Kenyan microfinance institutions. Over the next two years, she re-opened Ashoka’s East Africa office and launched Youth Venture Nairobi, a program that encourages youth to use entrepreneurial thinking to solve problems in their communities. Most recently, Jennifer led business development for D-Rev, a San Francisco nonprofit designing medical devices for patients living on less than $4 a day.

Miganoush Magarian

Miganoush Magarian studied Bachelor‘s degree in Software Engineering in Iran and Master’s degree in IT in Stockholm, Sweden. She worked as software designer in Ericsson. In 2012, she joined SAP Innovation Center in Germany where she gain hands-on experience in innovative prototyping, software development, and project/product management. In 2014, she co-created – a free global network which connects people with knowledge-sharing opportunities in their home or travel destinations.

Oliver Keller

Oliver is finishing his M.Sc. degree in applied physics at the CERN Media Lab, where he explores new ways of displaying radioactivity by combining a hybrid pixel detector with a tablet. Born in Munich, he recieved an engineering diploma in 2008 and worked the following years as an R&D engineer crafting embedded system prototypes. He is passionate about open source and hardware as much as about music and design.

Simon Schneebeli

Originally Simon is a Civil Engineer. But eager to discover and learn new things, he added an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Business Development. Today, he continues his work as a civil engineer while in the same time developing interesting ideas and projects with the Snowball Lab. Among other unconventional projects, Simon is founder of TEDxLausanne and was involved in the creation of the Impact Hub in Geneva.