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Innovation for All  | Colin Keogh | TEDxUCD

Innovation for All | Colin Keogh | TEDxUCD

Helping people help themselves: Technology enhanced global development This talk will focus on the work of The Rapid Foundation, a charitable project that was founded in UCD in 2014. It will focus the work distributing 3d printing technologies to developing countries, with the goal to inspire and enable people to solve their own problems via low cost technology. A quick tour of Design Thinking methodology to encourage everyone to take action. Colin Keogh is a PhD student at UCD’s School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. He is studying biomass energy, waste recycling, additive manufacturing, biological imaging and innovative design. In 2017 Colin was included in Forbes’ top 30 under 30 list for Europe in Science and Healthcare, was named one of JCI’s Ten Outstanding Young People and was named a Nissan Generation Next Ambassador. Colin is also the co-founder of a social enterprise, The Rapid Foundation, which aims to disperse 3-D printing technology to 3rd world locations and conducts printing workshops in schools. The goal of The Rapid Foundation is to change the way development aid is distributed, and improve the innovation potential of all people. The work of The Rapid Foundation won the IMechE 2016 Fritz Schumacher Award. Colin graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering and a Masters in energy systems engineering from UCD. Twitter: @colinj_keogh This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at
Innovators Around the Globe Contribute to Coronavirus Intervention

Innovators Around the Globe Contribute to Coronavirus Intervention

Colin Keogh PhD, CEO & Founder at The Rapid Foundation, has been on the front lines of the effort to combat ventilator shortages ever since a Facebook group called Open Source COVID-19 Medical Supplies (OSCMS) first presented the problem. As cofounder of Open Source Ventilator (OSV) Ireland and a member of its core team, Colin offers his uniquely qualified perspective on open source innovation: its obstacles, its advantages, and its impact on world governments and regulatory bodies both now and in the future. Check out the show notes and additional resources here: Download the podcast here: Work from anywhere. Connect with anyone. 👉 Jump to Show Highlights: 4:05—Open Source Ventilator (OSV) Ireland from a Facebook post into an enterprise-scale organization 10:09—Evaluating the role of innovators in an epidemic 11:00—The contributions of open-source innovators compare to that of Fortune 100 companies 11:50— ‘Fail fast and break things’ vs. the traditional approach to engineering 14:40—The collaborative tools OSV Ireland used to produce solutions quickly 17:50—How OSV turned the usual medical design process on its head. 23:40—How the pandemic has affected the navigation of medical device regulation from country to country 32:07—How the pandemic will affect the interaction of medical device developers 33:40—Colin’s perspective of the overall impact of COVID-19 on how engineers will use this experience to overcome future obstacles. Join the PCB Design Community and Listen to the OnTrack Podcast. Podcast Homepage: To subscribe on iTunes: Or subscribe on any of your favorite Podcast Apps. Follow Altium on Twitter: Follow Altium on Linkedin: Follow Altium on Facebook: #weengineertogether
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