I am currently working with some folks at Ontario Genomics (provincial funding body for genomics research) and Synbio Canada (national synthetic biology conf for industry and academia) to have a workshop on open science hardware at the conference this year.
The general idea is to introduce OSH to industry folks (and academia) of its current + potential impact on genomics research in the future and also introduce some researchers that are using OSH in their current academic practice.
This summer Synbio Canada will be in Montreal and I am currently organizing a workshop with the local community bio groups there was well as researchers at a local university (one in microfluidics).
We’re hoping to introduce OSH to industry folks who might not be too familiar with the community and hope to provide an opportunity to demo.
Let me know if you’re interested in sending over a piece of equipment, sharing papers and examples, or if you’d like to join in!