A portable lantern that converts heat into electricity

Ignis is a portable light that converts heat into electricity that is then stored in integrated batteries. While access to electricity is a crucial prerequisite to economic development, there are currently two billion people worldwide with no access to modern energy services. Ignis addresses this issue by using a readily available resource – heat from a fire or stove – and converting it into electricity that can be used as a light or to charge a small device such as a phone.

Tobias Trübenbacher

  • Tobias Trübenbacher
    University of the Arts Berlin (UdK – Berlin)

    Tobias Trübenbacher is a product design student, currently based in Berlin. He grew up in Bad Reichenhall, a small town located in the German Alps. After graduating from school, Tobias was working as an extra and stage design assistant at the state theatre in Salzburg for half a year. In the following months he did internships at different architecture offices, before he started studying product design at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich. After completing the sixth semester and a seven-month internship at Munich-based product design studio „Atelier Steffen Kehrle“, Tobias moved to Berlin to continue his studies at the University of the Arts Berlin, where he is currently working in the „design and social context“ department under professor Ineke Hans. Since two years he is also scholarship holder of the „Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes“.more

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