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Open Technology Workshop and Biomaker Fayre 2017

Sat 21 October 2017

Department of Engineering

In the morning we'll explore many examples of open technologies and their implications through exciting talks on everything from distributed 3D printing in Africa, open hardware in Brazil and universities collaborating with companies to create open technologies in Denmark.

The afternoon will consist of a Biomaker Fayre - exhibits and demonstrations of open source biological instruments, lab and field equipment featuring over 40 teams who participated in the 2017 Biomaker Challenge.

All others with maker projects related to science and biology are invited to exhibit! See registration details on website. We'll have everything from spectrometers for measuring the colour of penguin guano, microfluidics for tissue culture, to ultrasonic systems for measuring plant height and 3D printed modular microscopes.

Speakers include:

• Rafael Pezzi, UFRGS, Centre for Academic Technologies, 'Brazil Emerging openness in science: from open-access to open-source hardware'

• Anna Lowe Kumasi Hive makerspace, Ghana. 'Open Infrastructure for Local Manufacturing'

• Brenda Parker, Biochemical Engineering, UCL and Paolo Bombelli, Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge,on 'The Big Algal Open Experiment'

• Marie-Louise Conradsen SPOMAN Open Science Community: 'Brokering trust – how open science can benefit both industry and academia'

• Tobey Wenzel, Department of Physics, University of Cambridge University, and founder of Journal of Open Hardware


09:30 - 12:40 Open Technology Workshop Talks

12:40 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 16:30 Mini Maker Faire

16:15 - 16:30 Prize Giving

17:00 - 18:00 Final Talk and Reception

18:30 onwards Pizza and Networking in Makespace (16 Mill Lane)

Organised by the Department of Engineering and SynBio SRI

Cost: £5-10

Ages: 16+

Enquiries and booking

Please note that booking is required for this event.

Booking includes lunch and refreshments.

Enquiries: SynBio SRI Website Email: synbio@hermes.cam.ac.uk


All times

Sat 21 October 2017 9:30AM - 6:00PM


Address: Department of Engineering
Trumpington Street
Telephone: +44 1223 332600
Fax: +44 1223 332662