Play #11: The Studentship

When you need versatile and enthusiastic talent to develop and maintain the tech, tap into the local student population.

Asad Rahman
Feb 15, 2019 · 2 min read

The Pilot: 3D Printing in Nepal

If we significantly develop the 3D printing sector in Nepal, then regular-use items in the health and humanitarian response sector will be 3D printed as standard.

The Pioneers: Field Ready

Nepal has the beginnings of a 3D printing sector, with tens of organisations. To grow this sector from green shoots to scale, we needed people to be able to use 3D printers, develop businesses, and promote the technology.

The Practice

  1. Tap into existing student groups — they can be your entry point to mobilising people in the university
  2. Emphasise the ‘for good’ nature of our work. Our ‘humanitarian design challenge’ captured the imaginations of engineering students
  3. Get Faculty members on board. We were able to get valuable advice on how our 3D printing Studentships could be a practical project on students’ curriculums

Get in touch…

Drop ben.britton@fieldready.org a line to find out more!

Frontier Technologies Hub

Working with the UK Dept. for International Development to apply frontier technologies to the biggest challenges in development.

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Frontier Technologies Hub

Working with the UK Dept. for International Development to apply frontier technologies to the biggest challenges in development.

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