Open Technology Workshop and Biomaker Fayre 2017 (Sat Oct 21, Cambridge, UK)

Hi All

I’m organising an Open Technology Workshop and ‘Biomaker Fayre’ on Sat 21 Oct 2017 with the Department of Engineering and Synthetic Biology Initiative in Cambridge. We have sorted out a limited supply of super-cheap accommodation for out-of-town makers who can show off something (£30 for a night) and I can host people as well if anyone fancies coming along!

There are some familiar faces on the speaker list - @rpez @Tobey and Anna Lowe, who was involved in GOSH roadmap drafting.

On Sun 22 Oct there is also the opportunity to hang out in Cambridge Makespace for a make-a-thon - you can register on the same form for that.

Hope to maybe see one or two of you there!



Open Technology Workshop and Biomaker Fayre 2017

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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.

In this workshop, 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 below. 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:

For more details about the speakers and their talks visit here


09:30 - 12:40 Open Technology Workshop Talks
12:40 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 16:30 Biomaker Fayre
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)

###Want to exhibit in the Biomaker Fayre?

  • Please do! Biomaker Fayre exhibitors can attend all events free of charge.
  • Every individual exhibitor should register using the esales form under ‘concessions’
  • Each exhibit must also complete an exhibit registration form