What an incredible year! A few of us had to get together to work on this end of year summary because so much has happened in the last 12 months and it was a mission and a half to remember everything. Luckily, we have a habit of shamelessly sharing our biggest and proudest moments with you through our social media channels so it was a great trip down memory lane when we were writing this blog. Here’s a little snapshot of all the things we got up to this year:
Started collaboration to make 3D Printed Ankle Foot Orthotics a reality.
AbilityMate featured on Questacon Smarts Skills
City of Sydney Library Surry Hills - Inclusive Design & 3D Printing Workshops
Kin, Mel T and Ria mentors at Enabled by Design-a-thon
Won Jobs for NSW MVP Grant
Launched Hack-a-Home and successfully completed project
Received Human Research Ethics approval for Clinical Trial of Digitally Fabricated AFOS
Presented at Social Enterprise Salon - Philanthropy Australia New Gen
Started Clinical Study 3D Printed Ankle Foot Orthoses
Developed scanner v2
Johan, our co-founder’s baby Elon was born!
Began recruitment process for clinical trial participants
Ran Inclusive Design and 3D printing workshops at ING WOW Event
Mel, our co-founder's baby Audrey was born!
Ria our team mate got married to Rahul
AbilityMate joined Social Impact Hub
Demo for Minister of Disability and NSW Deputy Premier
Demo For MP Jason Clare and MP Emma Husar
Project Fundraising Lunches (Sydney & Melbourne)
Melanie Tran 2 week in Spain for Laureate Global Fellowship
Nominated as one of the National Disability Award finalist
Featured on ABC News
Won Impact Investment Readiness Grant
- Won the Excellence in Innovation - National Disability Awards
So much has happened over the year and we can’t thank you enough for being on this crazy yet amazing journey with us! We can’t wait to see what is in store next year - here’s to an even bigger and better 2018!
From all of us at AbilityMate, we wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!