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WHO WE ARE
Impact Through Innovation Cambridge (ITIC) is a student society that supports the creation and existence of innovative projects to tackle global challenges
WHAT WE DO
We form a community of projects relating to improving sustainable development across the world. We also provide a platform of support and guidance of new projects, helping ideas be practically implemented into the real world.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
If any of this sounds interesting to you, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We run weekly events throughout term and newcomers are always welcome!
SEE WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:
ITIC AGM 2020
On Thursday, ITIC had it's AGM for the 2019/2020 Academic year where a new committee was elected. There was also an amazing talk by Lucia titled "Making in a crisis: Perspectives on open hardware responses to COVID-19" which showed just how much impact makers can all across the world.
An ITIC team took part in the MakeIT Makeathon hosted by the IfM and the Cambridge MakerSpace where they developed an idea for bio-packaging to help reduce post-harvest losses in sub-Saharan project. Their idea recieved a lot of commendation from the judged and was awarded overall first place - what a great way to launch a new ITIC project!
Ripple (previously known as 'The Sustainability App) has launched recruitment drive to expand their team. Find out more here: https://therippleapp.wordpress.com/2020/08/05/get-involved/
EyeSee, an ITIC project has relaunched this year to take over fromt he previous team who had so successfully run it. The information event was well attended so fingers crossed for more EyeSee success in the months to come.
The Kilifi Recycle Team were invited to present at the CirPlas even on circular economy. Needless to say, their bricks from waste attracted a lot of intrigue and curiosity. The team also benifitted a lot from the questions giving them food for thought about how to take the project further.
A new project lacunh
Following on from the talks in the Discussion Group, The Sustainability App launched earlier this week and have already had meetings with experts in the field of behavioural psychology and climate change to steer them in the right direction.
A successful implementation trip
The Kilifi Recycle Team had a safe and successful trip to Kenya to carry out the second field implementation of the kiln and now shredder designs.
IMechE Grant success
The Kilifi Recycle Team were successful in their application for a team travel grant from the IMechE were they were awarded £3,000. The team would like to say a huge thank you to their references who helped with the application.