Catarina Mota

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Founder of Open Materials and one of the co-founders of the Open Source Hardware Association, TED Global Fellow 2012. Dear wife of OSE Founder.


Flash Grant Recipient - Shuttleworth Foundation

Open Materials

  • Who: Catarina Mota
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  • Nominated by: Marcin Jakubowski
  • Motivation:

Open Hardware is an emerging field, and it will be a standard feature of the open source economy. The most fundamental level of open hardware is open materials - the very substances that things are made of - and therefore are the last frontier for human freedom. Open Materials is a platform to make this happen. By raplacing scarce materials with common ones, we can make resource conflicts a thing of the past. Open Materials can contribute to this. My critique: platform appears to focus on smart materials rather than materials in general. Links:

Speaking Engagements