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:

 

January 2017:

  • Started collaboration to make 3D Printed Ankle Foot Orthotics a reality.

  • AbilityMate featured on Questacon Smarts Skills

 

February 2017:

 

March 2017:

  • Launched Hack-a-Home and successfully completed project

 

April 2017:

  • Presented at Social Enterprise Salon - Philanthropy Australia New Gen

  • Started Clinical Study 3D Printed Ankle Foot Orthoses

 

May 2017:

 

June 2017:

  • Johan, our co-founder’s baby Elon was born!

 

July 2017

  • Ran Inclusive Design and 3D printing workshops at ING WOW Event

 

August 2017

  • Mel, our co-founder's baby Audrey was born!

  • Ria our team mate got married to Rahul

  • AbilityMate joined Social Impact Hub

 

September 2017

 

October 2017:

 

November 2017:

 

December 2017

  • 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!!!

National Disability Award Photoshoot 

National Disability Award Photoshoot 

Hack-a-Home Launch 

Hack-a-Home Launch 

Excellence in Innovation Award presented by the Honourable Jane Prentice, MP

Excellence in Innovation Award presented by the Honourable Jane Prentice, MP

Mel and baby Audrey 

Mel and baby Audrey 

Behind the scenes from a photoshoot 

Behind the scenes from a photoshoot 

Johan and baby Elon

Johan and baby Elon

Demo For MP Jason Clare and MP Emma Husar

Demo For MP Jason Clare and MP Emma Husar

Rick on the first day of clinical study - Excited to start making stuff that matters!

Rick on the first day of clinical study - Excited to start making stuff that matters!

Eve on 9News 

Eve on 9News 

Merrick Smith principle Investigator working with this funny little guy to make him some 3D printed AFOS!

Merrick Smith principle Investigator working with this funny little guy to make him some 3D printed AFOS!

Clinical trial team working on the scanner 

Clinical trial team working on the scanner