As most of our regular readers already know, I’m working hard to implement our HCx3DP plans here in the City. These include empowering that Venn Diagram “sweetspot” where:
Healthcare, our City’s dominant business,
intersects with 3DP, the hottest industrial segment in the commercial world, and with
MedSci, BioTech, Medical Devices, etc. together—as Life Sciences—the fastest-growing sector of 3DP.
With our “HCx3DP Campaign,” we’re intent on helping coalesce another world-beating industrial-segment Cluster in NYC. Cluster-building—and the advancements of our various Communities therefrom—is also one of our Campaign’s goals!
Welcome HCx3DP Synergist! (…present or prospective…)
Our next Meetup Event is Tuesday, 3 February!
We’re delighted to enjoy the generous hosting of ThoughtWorks for our 3 February Meetup.
TWorks is the innovative software development house—with offices in 12 countries, a client base in the Fortune 100 and a corporate “Social Impact Program.” The firm’s New York offices are at 99 Madison Avenue, 15th Floor (at the corner of East 29th Street, a few blocks southeast of Penn Station). Our event there will abide by our regular 6:30 to 8:30 PM event hours.
As promised, we’ve continued to develop our February 3rd “Expert” lineup. Via your attendance, here are the Expert Presenters you will enjoy:
3DP Equipment Showcase—Arthur Young-Spivey: Digital Fabrication Specialist at NRI, a digital-offerings service bureau—supporting the enterprise and professionals—from nine offices in the Northeast Corridor and major cities around the U.S. NRI has now enhanced its integrated technology, data and document management services—delivered on-site or from its production centers—with professional 3DP capabilities. On 3 Feb—because of the popularity of “eyes-on/hands-on” 3DP demos and orientations—NRI is helping us to continue showcasing still largely unfamiliar 3DP equipment and functionality for the up-close education of our Meetup audiences. (Confirmed.)
Digital-Laser Fab’ing for Med Devices and BioTech—Sarah Boisvert: Co-Founder and Chief 3D Printing Officer of Potomac Photonics, a digital-laser fabrication service with particular emphasis in the Medical Device and BioTech industries. She is also the Founder of Fab Lab Hub (with 62K+ Twitter followers!), which supports Fab Labs on the East Coast of the U.S. (Confirmed.)
3DP Retail’s Role in DIY HC—Sylvain Preumont: Founder & Director of iMakr of London and New York City. His innovative retail operations foreshadow how this rapidly developing 3DP segment of DIY/DIT end-users, makers, consumers and prosumers are likely to support, lead and invent 3D Printing’s future. We foresee a retail-driven marketplace for DIY Healthcare participants and players—especially with potential strategic alliances with new HC communities like Maker Nurses. (Confirmed.)
Maker Nurses & DIY “Workarounds” at the HC Bedside—Kelly Reilly: Director of Nursing Research & Evidence-Based Practice, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, is a fast-paced innovator in the tech-based practice of today’s compassionate nursing. In the last year, Kelly instituted the first Mini Maker Faire at an American hospital, was an early U.S. chapter-adopter of MakerNurse.org initiatives (founded at MIT) at Maimonides and chaired the Planning Committee of the Maimonides Second Annual Nursing Research Conference. Speaking to the DIY/DIT nature of bedside “health caring,” my favorite Director Reilly quote is “A lot of the time spent in the world of nursing is hunting and gathering”—from a “Pioneering Ideas Podcast” of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (Invited.)
Virtual Expert Presentations—Jamie Milas: Marketing Manager at Materialize’s Biomedical Business Unit—a service bureau for medical professionals—in Plymouth, Michigan. At our December Meetup, we enjoyed great success with a virtual presentation (via Video Skype) by Worrell Design of Minneapolis. (Worrell is an innovative, medical-device, design firm with 80% of its business in that important sector.) Now, we’re eager to continue that kind of remote—but nonetheless powerful—live-video participation from leading HCx3DP firms from around the U.S. Jamie will join us virtually from Michigan to discuss Materialise’s Biomedical Engineering, Cranio-Maxillofacial and Orthopaedics service-bureau offerings. (Invited.)
So, fellow HCx3DP Synergists, mark you calendars—and RSVP online now—for our “HCx3DP Meetup NY” of Tuesday, 3 February. And, I pledge to keep you updated as we enhance our evening’s rich program.
Best for your (HCx3DP-driven) 2015!
PS. …AND, I promise to share the latest iteration of our “HCx3DP Album of Innovation” with you on 3 February, too…
Land Grant, Organizer
Further HCx3DP Background:
Our “HCx3DP New York” Meetup—HCx3DP stands for “Healthcare Multiplied by 3D Printing”—is designed to help grow a community of Metro NYC “HCx3DP Synergists.” Together, we will strive to discover, learn, exchange and advance personal, commercial and common-good knowledge about the new, important and valuable at the exciting and empowering intersection of HC & 3DP in our New York City.
For further background on our Meetup directions (and planned “HCx3DP Ecosystem”), link to my Blog post of 27 October: “HCx3DP New York: The Launch of ‘Healthcare Multiplied By 3D Printing’ in the Capital of Healthcare & 3DP…” For an informal overview of how we intend to advance our strategic Campaign, please link to my 17 November post: “Our New HCx3DP Initiative…Bettering NYC’s Health Via Three “Cs”: Community to Conference to Cluster!”
We’re also working hard to keep improving on our Meetup successes. We’ll evolve our agendas as we build value for our audiences—YOU! February 3 will present our regular event features—because they deliver proven value. Our February Agenda includes:
1. 3D Printing Hands-On & Demos;
2. Orientation, Announcements, Evening’s Doings;
3. Audience self-intros, expectations & wants;
4. The latest from our “HCx3DP Album of Innovation;”
5. Presenting Experts on common-interest topics;
6. Audience suggestions for Meetup and Community betterment;
7. Networking | networking | networking with light refreshments.
C’mon back here to see our on-going Event updates…
LAND , Group Organizer
3DP Journalist & “HCx3DP New York” Organizer
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