This project has a three-fold aim: Develop a low-cost 3D printer that is affordable enough for individual households and low income economies. Make 3D printing more efficient by leveraging modern information techniques to create failure detection mechanisms that can enable the implementation of an automatic ‘pause, learn, restart and improve’ […]
ITIC has been commissioned by the international NGO Field Ready to conduct research to develop a better design for Heavy Lifting Airbags (HLA). HLAs are a common tool for rescue teams in the developed world however the design of these airbags is complicated and their cost is prohibitive. Field Ready […]
The idea behind this would be to create a fun social movement, whereby different social groups get to submit ideas on a social networking platform. These ideas get shared/upvoted and then the ones that have been shared the most amount are presented as ideas at a big Hackathon in Cambridge. […]
People are often reluctant to give homeless people cash due to them being unaware of what it may be spent on. Often homeless people are bought food instead, but this is can be very unhealthy. A contactless debit card which only had access to the major supermarkets, with restrictions on […]
Many pieces of equipment in biological laboratories can be very expensive due to their relatively high specification, but their fundamental workings are often quite simple. Price can be a barrier for science conducted in low-resource settings and for educational purposes. The Synthetic Biology Society runs hardware projects to improve accessibility […]
Kisoro Water Access Initiative (KWAI) was formed to improve water access in Kisoro, a region in southern Uganda. Despite having a humid climate, Kisoro suffers from poor infrastructure leading to water scarcity. KWAI are looking into ways of distributing water harvesting solutions to the local population and would like to […]
Kisoro Water Access Initiative (KWAI) was formed to improve water access in Kisoro, a region in southern Uganda. Kisoro suffers from poor infrastructure which leads to water scarcity. For this reason, KWAI has chosen to focus on rainwater harvesting to allow local populations to increase and diversify their water sources. […]
All around the world humans are becoming less tolerant of views that don’t align with their ideology. Even those who call themselves liberals are becoming more narrow minded and unwilling to engage in discussion with people who do not precisely conform to their political and social models. I would like […]
Disinfection of harvested rainwater in rural world communities is often underdeveloped. With an estimated 1.8 billion people still drinking from contaminated sources, access to clean drinking water is one of today’s most pressing global issues.
Currently, there is no centralised method to gather these important observations and to make them available to innovators around the world. Life-changing observations, therefore, are being lost at a tremendous rate every day.