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We hope you have a great set of holidays and are starting the year off with great hopes, plans and expectations. 2015 has been an awesome year for Field Ready but we’re planning even bigger things for 2016. Here’s a snapshot:
We were awarded a continuing grant from the Humanitarian Innovation Fund and several private donations. In addition to continuing activities in Haiti, these grants support the further development of our training materials and further research on our approach to using 3D printing in humanitarian response.
We launched a long-term program in Nepal which is being done in partnership with World Vision-Nepal. This will involve supporting an innovation lab and various training, testing and making activities designed to assist those affected by the earthquake last April.
We expanded our already outstanding team and brought on several new core team members including Laura James, who works on strategy and fundraising and Abi Bush, who will be the leading our activities in Kathmandu.
We continued to share the story and build awareness about the possibilities of in-field production by presenting at numerous conferences including Re:publica 15 Conference in Berlin, the Humanitarian Innovation Conference in Oxford, World Humanitarian Summit consultation in Geneva and several MakerCon and MakerFaire events. Dara Dotz also gave a TEDx talk in Kansas City.
We have been supporting the LinkedIn group Humanitarian Makers. This group brings together makers and technologists with aid workers and those with an interest in innovation for humanitarian purposes.
We're looking forward to a huge year in 2016!