Tor Inge Garvik (2014)

Tor-Inge Garvik

Tor Inge leads an ambitious development team focusing on global health and innovation. The non-profit company Laerdal Global Health’s goal is to help save the lives of hundreds of thousands of newborns and mothers every year. Working within solid global partnerships, they have made solutions available that dramatically improve survival on the day of birth. Watch Tor-Inge talk about the products, the innovation, and how tight cooperation with people in the field makes it all possible.

Tor Inge is an Industrial Designer with 14 years of experience with design in low-resource settings. He leads an ambitious development team with studios in Norway and India. Working within solid international alliances for global health and innovation, the not-for-profit company Laerdal Global Health aims to develop and make solutions available that will help save hundreds of thousands of newborns and mothers every year.

Tor Inge obtained his master’s from the Norwegian University of Technology and Science (NTNU). Before joining Laerdal in 2007, he was a Peter Opsvik Design Studio designer. He has also worked as a program manager for Design without Borders (Foundation for Design and Architecture in Norway) and with the Design for Sustainability group at TU Delft. He has a keen interest in collaborative innovation and user-centered design.

TEDxArendal 2014: Tor Inge Garvik