For those of you who couldn’t make it to the Tekla Labs Social Entrepreneurship Symposium (or who want to see it again!), you can check out video of all the talks on our Vimeo page. Special thanks to all of our speakers for sharing their experiences and ideas; we hope you all feel as inspired by them as we do!
On May 1st Tekla Labs invites you to a half-day social entrepreneurship symposium featuring organizations leading the way in technology and engineering innovation. Featuring a diversity of perspectives, including: established social ventures with a proven track record, funding organizations that support innovative social entrepreneurs, as well as up and coming initiatives from UC Berkeley students.
Find out about funding opportunities, methodologies and support for social enterprises in science & technology.
Learn from success stories of student-initiated social enterprises in science and technology.
The most recent series in Nature’s Soapbox Science blog focuses on different ways scientists worldwide are funding their research in the current economic climate. Tekla Labs, Kickstarter, and Petridish are all featured as new avenues for scientists to fufill their research needs in the face of decreasing federal funding and parallel increases in crowdsourcing and social networking.
and of course Tekla Labs couldn’t agree more. Go Make!
To see some of the type of creative stuff in the talk for yourself (or to showcase your own designs!), go to one of the Maker Faires. The next Bay Area Maker Faire is May 19 & 20. NY’s edition is in September.
Tekla Labs’ 3D printing competition is on and the first designs have been submitted! We’ll be acccepting submissions until the end of April.
There have been some questions about the ownership/sharing of submitted designs: we’re encouraging everyone to be as open as possible and to share their designs through our website or other online portals. See the competition guidelines for details of our open license suggestion. However, this is ultimately up to you, and feel free to suggest alternatives that work for you!
In addition, Instructables is hosting an even larger competition – Make it Real – with $100,000 in prizes for the best designs! And best of all, you can submit the same designs to both competitions! Thanks to Instructables again for sponsoring our competition at the same time as they are running their own and for supporting “2-for-1″ dual submissions.
This coming Monday, February 27th, Tekla Labs will be demoing some designs we are working on at the BioCurious hackerspace in Sunnyvale, CA. Join us there to hear more about what designs we are working on, and test out some of our recently build DIY lab equipment. Space is limited, so sign up soon!
DIY Research Grade Equipment for Laboratories in Developing Regions
Monday, February 27, 2012, 6:30 PM
BioCurious: 845 Stewart Drive, Suite C, Sunnyvale, CA