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Open Technology Week

Open Technology Week will take place between 20-22 Oct 2017, starting with Sensors Day on the 20th, followed by Open Technology Workshop and Maker-Faire on the 21st and culminating in a Science Make-a-thon at Makespace on the 22nd.

 

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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 at our Biomaker Fayre on 21 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 also feature a Science Make-a-thon at Makespace - open to all.

Please register for the event using the esales form.

 

Sensors Day - 20 Oct 2017

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.

For further information please contact the .

 

Open Technology Workshop and Biomaker Fayre  - 21 Oct 2017

Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street, Cambridge. Organised by the Department of Engineering and SynBio SRI

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 on everything from distributed 3D printing in Africa, open hardware in Brazil and universities collaborating with companies to create open technologies in Denmark. The opening address will be given by Alexandre Kabla, Senior Lecturer in mechanics of biological materials in the Department of Engineering and founder of the OpenLabTools initiative.

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(£5-10 inc. lunch and drinks reception, free for exhibitors and those in financial hardship)

Timetable

09:30 - 12:40   Open Technology Workshop 

09:30 - 09:40 Welcome, Alexandre Kabla (University of Cambridge)

09:40 - 10:10 
Rafael Pezzi, UFRGS, Centre for Academic Technologies, 'Brazil Emerging openness in science: from open-access to open-source hardware'

10:10 - 10:35 
Tobey Wenzel, Department of Physics, University of Cambridge University, and founder of Journal of Open Hardware Make it work - share and publish Open Science Hardware

10:35 - 11:00
Marie-Louise Conradsen SPOMAN Open Science Community: 'Brokering trust – how open science can benefit both industry and academia'

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 - 11:55 
Paolo Bombelli (University of Cambridge) on 'The Big Algal Open Experiment'

11:55 - 12:20 
Anna Lowe Kumasi Hive makerspace, Ghana. 'Open Infrastructure for Local Manufacturing'

12:20 - 12:30
Wrap-up, Jenny Molloy (University of Cambridge)

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 16:30 Mini Maker Faire

16:15 - 16:30  Prize Giving

16:30 - 18:00 Panel Discussion followed by drinks

18:30 onwards Reception and Pizza in Makespace

For more details about the speakers and their talks visit here

 

The Biomaker Fayre 

The Biomaker Fayre will include 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! 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.

Want to exhibit?

  • Please do! Biomaker Fayre exhibitors can attend the Open Technology Workshop and Biomaker Fayre free of charge.
  • Every individual exhibitor should register using the esales form under 'concessions'.
  • Each exhibit must also complete an exhibit registration form.

 

Science Make-a-thon - 22 Oct 2017

Makespace, 16 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RX. Organised by SynBio SRI

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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