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Tekes Beam project, the most important publicly funded expert organization for financing research, development and innovation in Finland is visiting Buni next week, Wednesday 1st June. The purpose of the event shall evolve around collaboration possibilities and how both Tekes and Tanzanian Innovation community could create joint innovation related business and research projects between Finnish and Tanzanian partners.

WHERE: Buni Innovation Hub

WHEN: 01/06/2016

TIME: 12:00 pm – 02:00 pm

For this kind of collaboration and it would good to hear Tanzanian viewpoints on collaboration. The discussion will follow around possible joint interest areas and topics on what kind of common challenges we can find to look solutions for? Lets meet at Buni to meet and discuss about this great opportunity.

This will be an introduction to 3D printing workshop focusing on the opportunities for using 3D printing in the Health sector. We will discuss the basics of 3D printing and show examples of how it is being used by entrepreneurs in other countries such as printing prosthetic limbs.

The workshop is offered free of charge and is open to anyone to participate. We are hoping to be able to interest as many people as possible in the healthcare sector to brainstorm ideas for actual products and solutions in healthcare that can be solved using 3D printing in Tanzania NOW.

Register to attend here: http://goo.gl/forms/N2aOZHI7oC

Korea will invite 40 startups from around the world for an all expenses paid 3-month acceleration program in Seoul.
 
Applications are open now and startups must apply by June 14th 2016. The actual acceleration program in Korea will be September – November this year. We are supporting with both PR and mentorship.
 
What startups get:
- Flights & living expenses for 3 months in Korea
- Mentorship from four of Seoul’s top accelerators
- Connections to Korea’s top companies like Samsung, KakaoTalk, LG Electronics, Hyundai, etc (who have actively supported this program)
- Opportunity to receive additional grants of up to USD $130K to help you establish in Korea
- Office space and R&D facilities
 
Who can apply:
If you have a startup you can apply – there are very few restrictions.
 
More details:
Here’s a 3 minute video explaining why I founded my company in Korea. It also tells more about the benefits of the program
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This will be an introduction to 3D printing workshop focusing on the opportunties for using 3D printing in the Agricultural sector. We will discuss the basics of 3D printing and show examples of how is to being used by young entreprenuers such as printing farming machine parts in Tanzania.

The workshop is offered free of charge and is open to anyone to participate. We are hoping to be able to interest as many people as possible in the agricultural sector to brainstorm ideas for actual products and solutions in agriculture that can be solved using 3D printing.

Register to attend here: http://goo.gl/forms/N2aOZHI7oC

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Participants guided through 3D printer setup

ReFab Dar is a project done by World Bank in partnership with Buni, Tech for Trade, STIC lab and Enviu. ReFab Dar Dar aims to introduce people to 3D printing technologies so they can engage with the technology and finally start recycling plastic bottles to make 3D printing filament in Dar-es-salaam. The filament will then will be sold to those doing 3D printing businesses at a cheap price compared to the price of the imported filaments which are currently being shipped from China and other countries. Buni is acting as technical training facilitator of the project in collaboration with STIC Lab, Kuunda 3D, Techfortrade, Enviu and other identified organizations as per project agreements. The projects involves several in house workshops on 3D printing technologies, learning trips and experts meetings.

ReFab’s Advanced Makers Workshop was among the workshops to be conducted. It was held from 2nd March 2016 to 8th March 2016. The aim of conducting the advanced makers workshop was to give the attendees the chance to dig deep into 3D printing technologies as whole, to learn about the business and technical possibilities in the industry, and to enable them to come up with concrete understanding of the technology to come up with their own business ideas and implement them. Read more