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Dimitris Pletsas

Human Capabilities And Limitations (CIEHF Competence 3)

Farming PPE – Inspiring future collaboration

This podcast is more of a case study, looking at the phenomenon that is the "Frontline 3D Farms" where Rob Venus and Dr Dimitris Pletsas  reacted to the drastic need for PPE to make it to the NHS Frontline.  In discussion with both of them, we find out that this could just be the start of something disruptive and a game changer when it comes to collaboration between Community, Government, Industry and Academia. The Farms have produced over 14,000 face masks, from a standing start, through a community enterprise.  It has involved a wide range of elements, from design and development, to fundraising and logistics.  What makes it more incredible is that most of the participants have never met, except on whatsapp. If you have a need for face masks or to learn more , please visit Amman Valley Maker Space on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/AMMANVMS/ To donate to the cause, then follow this link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/amman-valley-support-for-coronavirus