In the spirit of our ongoing #DIY month, today I’d like to introduce you to UK-based charity TechForTrade. They’re getting ready to launch a challenge aimed at making the most of 3D printing technology. 3D printers are fast becoming accessible and increasingly powerful. They can build component parts such as hearing aids, and they’re on their way to becoming an affordable consumer appliance. Some can even build replicas of themselves (the ultimate #DIY).
This post was authored by Vanessa Rhinesmith and originally appeared on NetSquared.org on January 30, 2012.
We are very excited to announce the members of the 2012 Global Leadership Council:
April Kyle, San Francisco, California, USA
Aysegul Guzel, Istanbul, Turkey
Eduardo Bejar, Guayaquil, Eduador
Eli van der Giessen, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Ivan Boothe, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
John Wells, Sydney, Australia
Maria Zaghi, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Steven Flower, Manchester, United Kingdom
Tierney Smith, Toronto, Canada
Yudi Emmanuel, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Congratulations and welcome! This inspiring group of NetSquared Local leaders will work together to help us improve NetSquared programs and services. We cannot wait to see what ideas and solutions surface over this coming year.
Yesterday, we told you a little about Expert Patient, a patient advocacy system created by Manuel Gill and submitted to the NetSquared project gallery earlier this year. Today, we’re talking Earth Tipping Point, another project that caught our attention in 2011. ETP is a network and collaboration system focused on implementing environmental ideas and solutions, and it crossed through the NetSquared project gallery a few months ago.
You know what we like, here at NetSquared? We like social innovation projects. We like it when you shake things up. Nothing warms our hearts more than seeing the creative, innovative approaches to leveraging technology for social change that imbue the NetSquared project gallery.
From saving the environment to saving time, NetSquared project champions are making a difference.
So as 2011 draws to a close, we’ve been digging through the NetSquared project gallery on the hunt for projects that were submitted (or updated) in the past year -- and we want to take a moment to highlight them here on the blog. Here are a few we’ll be telling you about over the next few days: