Mikhail Aymes

RCA & ICL

Mikhail Aymes

RCA & ICL

Biography

I am an Industrial designer by skill, but a global impacts thinker by trade. I am a double master’s Global Innovation Design student at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London, having just completed a semester abroad at Tsinghua university in Beijing. I enjoy approaching niche idea’s from the bottom up, and growing them to make impact. I am interested in the SDG assembly in Shenzhen because the cocktail of great minds with a SDG agenda and access to rapid manufacture can only mean good thing’s. I would like to be a part of that.


  • I designed and developed a fog harvester in conjunction with FESTO’s patented 3D mesh technology, as part of their design challenge in 2014. The aim of my project was to deliver fresh drinking water to rural villages without municipal in the Eastern Cape Provence in South Africa.The project won 1st prize.
  • Currently I have a product that I design during my undergraduate degree that is near market ready. It was funded by my University in South Africa. The product is an electric scooter, designed specifically for the topography of Cape Town, an African city. It aims at being a sustainable last mile alternative. Expected launch September 2018.

Recently I worked on a project that explored the idea of corporate farming in London. With the rise of smart farming technology we are more and more capable of understanding how better to grow our foods. This also means we are capable of automating some of the processes in farming, especially in hydroponic farming. We worked with a high profile corporate, and used their office space as a case study to examine the potential of growing food inside their space, where the employees could benefit from better air quality and work environment and also produce food. The concept also involves various methods of integrating services and 3rd party veggie box schemes in London.