The 2017 Gigaprize is open! Read on to learn what the competition is all about and how you enter.
Our favorite part about the work we do at re:3D is the doors it opens for others. A 3D printer can help organizations design better products, cut costs, allowthem to manufacture their goods more efficiently, reduce their time to market. It can spell the difference, as a business, between being able to make a product and not.
As a 3D printer manufacturer, our goal is to make this technology available to as many people as possible so that its enabling potential can be used for good around the globe.
Part of the way we do this is by dedicating ourselves to our mission of creating large-scale 3D printers at an affordable price – we’re always looking for ways to up our quality while keeping costs low for our customers. The other way we do this is through the Gigaprize.
The Gigaprize is a giveaway competition we run: for every 100 Gigabots we sell, we give one away to an organization that will be using it for good.
This is our way of supporting others with social good missions who may not otherwise have the means to do what Gigabot will enable.
The competition is simple: make a video explaining how you or your organization would use Gigabot. What would the technology enable you to do? What would it mean for your company and its mission? What impact would it have on your community? Don’t worry about production quality – you can shoot the video on a cell phone – we’re interested in what you’re saying, not how you look while you’re doing it.
Submit the video through the Facebook contest submission page by December 25th and stay tuned for when we announce the winner, as chosen by a panel of judges, on New Year’s Eve.
Past winners of the Gigaprize include the Tunapanda Institute in Nairobi, Kenya and Good Works Studio in Houston, Texas. Tunapanda is a non-profit that runs a Nairobi-based school training young people in technology, design, and business skills, with a focus on applying disruptive technologies like 3D printing and wireless networking to solving local problems. Good Works Studio is a two-man design firm creating products to better the lives of families living in refugee camps.