On Thursday, ITIC had it’s AGM for the 2019/2020 Acadmeic 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/
FoodIE, a subsisdary of The Sustainbility App, won first place in the Gmaifying Decarbonisation. Find out more about their success here:
The Kilifi Recycle Team were selected as finalists for the prestigious CUE £2k award for social innovation and pitched their idea to a panel of judges intrigued by the brick made from waste.
EyeSee, an ITIC project has relaucnhed this year to take over fromt he previous team who had so suucessfully 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 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.