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Semi-finalist: Open BioMedical Initiative
Country: Italy
Field: Collaborative Solutions

Open BioMedical Initiative


Online collaboration for the development and distribution of health and accessibility aids: low-cost, 3D printable and open source.

An open innovation platform where volunteers develop health supports based on identified needs. Anyone with access to a 3D printer is able to make and use the projects designed on the platform. The collaborative model also allows users to edit the designs according to their own needs and make the resulting files available online again free of charge and low-cost. This platform is accompanied by dissemination work including a magazine, events and education in schools where students of all ages can develop their own health projects and learn the technologies and processes for the future world of work.

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