Open access publishing, open data, and open source software are becoming the norm in academia. Is open hardware next? The University of Bath Open Source Hardware Group invites you to a 3-day incubator to explore the challenges faced when making open hardware, and work together to propose solutions.

The aim is to bring people of different career stages (e.g. PhD students, early career researchers, and senior academics) together in a collaborative environment fostering idea-exchange. Applications are welcome from across academia from those interested in policy, tech-transfer and community building, to those who design and build hardware.

  • Identify key barriers to making university-designed hardware open source
  • Make meaningful steps towards forming collaborations to address key issues such as:
    • Generating and assessing the impact of open source hardware
    • Building the open tools we need, ranging from CAD and control software to electronics and infrastructure
    • Rethinking technology transfer
    • Reducing the time burden of sharing designs.
  • Have panel discussions with experts in the field (including Jenny Molloy, Adrian Bowyer, Andrew Katz)

When and where:

The workshop will be run from 3-5 February 2020 at the Apex Hotel, Bath, UK

Apply here:

https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/OpenHardwareAcademia2020 3

Applications close on January the 6th 2020.

For more information please contact Julian Sterling (js3214@bath.ac.uk).