In order to face disability, either patients or caregivers become Makers. One goal: find innovative and accessible solutions for day to day challenges. Inspired by a successful maker project by Fabio Gorrrasi, who designed and prototyped a tutor for his daughter suffering from SMA, Sanofi Genzyme launched the contest MaketoCare, focused to celebrate ideas helping to improve daily living. Accept the challenge: submit your project about disability and quality of life to the Call for Makers and, if selected, present your idea to the Maker Faire Rome 2016
Sanofi Genzyme is a biotech leader in developing innovative therapies for patients affected by rare and debilitating diseases. Established originally in 1981 in Boston (Massachusetts, USA) as a small start-up, it became part of the Sanofi Group in 2011 and today it represent its specialized division for rare diseases, multiple sclerosis, oncology and immunology.
“Right from the start, our commitment in treating rare conditions, multiple sclerosis and oncologic disease is guided by science and inspired by patients” says Enrico Piccinini General Manager Sanofi Genzyme for Italy and Malta. “Innovation, passion and entrepreneurship play a key role in our relentless research to be able to offer a better quality of life to patients. The Maker community, full of enthusiasm and creativity, can contribute to change patients present and offer them a better future”
Sanofi Genzyme has always supported awareness initiatives which are aimed to create and diffuse innovative and useful solutions to answer concretely to all needs derived by different form of disability. Due to necessity, some patients with severe diseases – such as a rare ones or multiple sclerosis – or their relatives become Makers, finding smart and functional solutions to fight daily difficulties, either for themselves or for their children.
Got an idea or a project that might solve or ameliorate difficulties linked to disability? Register to the contest MaketoCare! It’s easy and free: read the rules, visit the website and follow the instructions to candidate your project for the topic Healthcare & Wellness within the Maker Faire Rome 2016 “Call for Makers”.
For all finalists, identified by Asset Camera scientific secretariat, there will be:
- Access to the Final Event on the 12th of October, at the Temple of Adriano, Rome and present the project directly to the Evaluation Committee who will choose the winners;
- Receive a booth within the Maker Faire Rome 2016, 14-16 October;
Winners will make a journey to Silicon Valley (USA) with the possibility to meet other innovators in one of the richest location across the world in term of technology and innovation.