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Cambridge Global Challenges


This three day event organized by Synthetic Biology in Cambridge will showcase and celebrate open and open source technologies for research and education.

The advance of open source software, open hardware systems such as Arduino, alongside 3D printing technologies and open biological tools, is boosting a maker ethos in science.

This three day event includes lectures, and workshops which will take place between 20-22 October 2017, including exciting talks and then demos in our Biomaker Fayre 21st of October. This is an exploration of many examples of open technologies and their implications, featuring over 40 teams who participated in the 2017 Biomaker Challenge and others with maker projects to exhibit. The event will culminate in in a science Make-a-thon at Makespace - open to all.

A full timetable and sign up is coming soon.

Friday, 20 October, 2017 - 09:00 to Sunday, 22 October, 2017 - 17:30
Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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