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It was clear that the ability to raise the profile of the competition through social networking using digital media would be critical to the success of the initiative. One of the first tasks was to come up with a name for the challenge. The first effort, ‘The 3D Printing in Developing Countries Challenge’, seemed too wordy and, most importantly, did not lend itself to a digital campaign. A name that would both function as a logo and website domain while also compatible with social media was needed.

Schumacher, in 1965.  Kadushin (2013) ‘Bearina IUD Concept’.  Shaw (2012) ‘Bras and Guitars: What People Today are 3D Printing’. ’.  The Economist (2012b) ‘A Third-World Dimension’. 0005  2 What is 3D Printing? Abstract: 3D printing is a novel approach to producing objects in a manner reminiscent of other, now ubiquitous, digital technologies: the desktop scanner and the paper printer. Birtchnell and Hoyle determine that 3D printing offers an alternative to the worldwide consumption and production system in some key areas that impact upon material poverty.

9 Amazingly, once Brooklyn was secured, the other workshop locations were identified in quick succession. At the suggestion of Social Innovation Camp, techfortrade agreed to host a UK workshop at the Westminster Hub,10 a central London creative incubator space for social entrepreneurs and innovators that is part of a network of ‘Impact Hubs’ in more than 60 cities worldwide. 12 At the very last minute, the plans changed when Chris Worman, a contact in Bucharest, Romania, whose project, ReStart Romania, definitely put him in the online challenges ‘expert’ category, offered to host an event at the Bucharest Hub,13 which turned out to be the biggest workshop.

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