Tube Barrier

Flexible Flood Protection

Climate-KIC Start-Up

Founding Year: 2013

Location: the Netherlands

The Tube Barrier is the newest innovation for flood protection. The Tube Barrier is a flexible tube that acts as a dam. The flexible tube is segmented in chambers and can be made as long as desired. The product:

  • is low-tech;
  • is user-friendly;
  • is easy to install and to store;
  • has a quick response time;
  • can be re-used;
  • adapts to the rise and fall of the water level; and
  • is flexible in shape, length and height.

In short it is adaptable to local context. The Tube barrier is intended for businesses, governments and NGO’s wanting to protect their land, buildings, companies, industries, houses and people against floods.

Team Members: Robert Alt; Sukhjinder Singh (Business Administration, M. Sc.)