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Open Technology Week

Open Technology Week will take place between 20-22 Oct 2017, culminating in a gathering and open source Biomaker fayre at Makespace on 22 June.

 

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Open Technology Week will showcase and celebrate open and open source technologies for research and education developed across Cambridge and beyond. The advance of open source software, open hardware systems such as Arduino, alongside 3D printing technologies and open biological tools, is boosting a maker ethos in science.

This three day event includes lectures, and workshops which will take place between 20-22 October 2017, including exciting talks and then demos in our Biomaker Fayre 21st of October. This is an exploration of many examples of open technologies and their implications, featuring over 40 teams who participated in the 2017 Biomaker Challenge and others with maker projects to exhibit. The event will culminate in in a science Make-a-thon at Makespace - open to all.

 

20 Oct 

  • Sensors Day - Robinson College. Organised by Sensor CDT and CamBridgeSens network

Sensors Day 2017 will showcase highlights of sensor research and applications from all areas of science and technology. This year we have a diverse field of speakers covering the nano, micro and macro scale of sensing, from nanotechnology to humans and robots.

Speakers include:

Sensor Team Challenge

Students will present their results from the Team Challenge project, to develop a cell-free sensor platform to detect arsenic in drinking water at the conference and will run a live demonstration of the technology developed during the session intervals.

Poster submission

This is an exciting opportunity to present your sensor research to leading figures in the field from academia and industry. A prize for the best poster will be awarded at the Sensors' Day. Please use the abstract template for posters and submit to . The deadline for submitting a poster abstract is 27 September 2017

For further information please contact the .

This year, in addition to Sensors Day we are running a Sensor CDT PhD showcase event on 19th October. 

 

21 Oct

Open Technology Week will showcase and celebrate open and open source technologies for research and education developed across Cambridge and beyond. 

In this workshop, we will explore many examples of open technologies and their implications through exciting talks. The opening address will be given by Alexandre Kabla senior lecturer in mechanics of biological materials in the Department of Engineering. Alexandre characterises the role of mechanical forces and physical constraints in the dynamics of large cell populations using experimental design, data analysis and modelling.

Speakers include:

Professor Pezzi is currently coordinates the UFRGS Academic Technology Center, working on the study and development of Open Educational Resources, free technologies, open science and citizen science.

Anna is Co-Founder of the humanitarian maker network, and founder of Kumasi Hive maker space, a collaborative makerspace offering access to tools, technology, & business support for innovators in Ghana which aims to quickly prototype their ideas and develop products that can be brought to market. From, condom machines, to 3-D printers Kumasi Hive provides prototyping technology and business mentoring, so ideas can be developed into important new technologies and thriving businesses.

  • Brenda Parker, Biochemical Engineering, UCL and Research Associate at the Algal Biotechnology Consortium, University of Cambridge
  • Paolo Bombelli, Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge
  • Marie-Louise Conradsen SPOMAN Open Science Community
  • Tobey Wenzel, Department of Physics, University of Cambridge University, and founder of Journal of Open Hardware

The Biomaker Fayre 

The Biomaker Fayre will include demonstrations featuring over 40 teams who participated in the 2017 Biomaker Challenge and others with maker projects to exhibit.

  • Exhibitors can attend the whole  of Open Technology Week free of charge.
  • Each team member should register using the esales form under 'concessions'
  • Each team member must also complete a registration form

 

22 Oct

The advance of open source software, open hardware systems such as Arduino, alongside 3D printing technologies and open biological tools, is boosting a maker ethos in science. Come along and try your hand at solving design challenges using open source technologies.

 

 

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