Join the New Challenge 3D printing 4 Developing World

3D4D Challenge: 3D Printing 4 the Developing World

Posted By on May 14, 2012 |

A new international challenge wants to leverage 3D printing technologies for the developing world. It is called 3D4D Challenge and the winner will get $100,000 for implementing his idea in the real world.

A shortlist of finalists will receive each a $1,000 research budget and mentorship in order to develop their concept for the final. Funding opportunities for the finalists might happen as well.

The final will be held in the UK in October 2012 and hosted by techfortrade, the non-profit behind 3D4D Challenge.

In order to win, the project has to clearly address a significant need (income, access to water or energy). It has to be a cutting-edge technical innovation. The project needs a sustainable business model and not simply relying on donations.

Closing dates for the applications is July 31st, 2012. More information here.

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