Field Ready

Field Ready

Field Ready brings manufacturing to challenging places.  Our vision is to meet humanitarian need by transforming logistics through technology, innovative design and engaging people in new ways. 

We work across traditional sectors such as search and rescue, health, water and sanitation (WASH), livelihoods and protection. Importantly, we train others to solve problems locally. Using a design/participatory process, we have made (to mention just a few examples) medical disposables, repaired expensive equipment, created a rescue system for use in disasters, assisted a local inventor to develop a new kind of cook stove and made radio antennas to reunite families. All of this is done 'in-the-field' - bypassing traditional supply chains - at an average of half the cost.  We work worldwide in range of countries such as Nepal, Kenya, Iraq, South Sudan and Syria.

The impact of this is dramatically improving efficiency in aid delivery by meeting needs that are at best only partially fulfilled at present - the results are faster, cheaper and better aid. Field Ready is a US-based 501c3 non-governmental humanitarian organization. 

At a Glance

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Organization Type

  • Social Impact
  • Other
  • High-Tech
  • Implementer
  • Non-governmental organization (NGO)


Field Ready
922 Davis Street
Evanston, IL 60201

T : +1 773 969 9750
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Organization Mission

Field Ready's mission, as a non-governmental organization, is to provide aid wherever it's needed and appropriate. We work closely with the communities we serve and make an extra effort to understand their problems and capacities to suppor their resilience and recovery.  We do this by making useful items, training others to build their own capacities and innovating in a number of ways in which aid is provided.   

Area of Focus

Supply chains, hyperlocal manufacturing, 3D printing, makerspaces, additive manufacturing, CNC, engineering, distribution, design collaboration, humanitarian relief, 

Areas of Expertise

Advise on production/manufacturing, Relevent Training