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©2019 Victoria Hand Project

OUR SUPPORTERS

We are grateful to the sponsors, funding organizations, and donors that have supported Victoria Hand Project and have helped us get this far.  We would like to thank the following supporters for their noteworthy contributions:

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GOOGLE

Google believes technology can make a better world, faster. The Google.org Impact Challenge supports Canadian nonprofit innovators using technology to tackle the world's biggest social challenges. Victoria Hand Project was chosen as one of the top ten finalists to receive $250, 000 in March 2017.

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GRAND CHALLENGES CANADA

Grand Challenges Canada has been instrumental in establishing VHP!
In 2014 GCC awarded a $112,000 dollar grant to Prof. N. Dechev's laboratory to conduct the initial design and development of the 3D printed prosthesis, and to facilitate our research trials in Guatemala and Nepal.
In 2016 GCC further awarded $65,000 to extend the work to full-scale delivery of 3D Printed Prosthesis in Cambodia and Nepal.

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THE UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA

The University of Victoria has funded various aspects of this work and further benefits us by fostering an open, creative development and learning environment through its pool of talented students, volunteers, research laboratories, and research services staff.

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NSERC

NSERC (National Science and Engineering Research Council), for the Discovery Grant program which provided the seed funding to initiate this project many years ago in its infancy! As well, the NSERC USRA program to fund undergraduate engineering students for this project.

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ULTIMAKER

Ultimaker provides us with their highly reliable 3D Printers, used throughout the world in our print centers. Ultimaker has graciously donated four Ultimaker 2+ printers to Victoria Hand Project's efforts in 2016. VHP continues to use Ultimaker 3D printers in 8 countries around the world for manufacturing the Victoria Hand. 

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FORM FUTURA

Form Futura is our chosen 3D print filament manufacturer and supplier.  We thank them for their high quality, high strength 3D print filament. They have graciously provided 3D print filament at reduced cost for this project.

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CMC MICROSYSTEMS

CMC Microsystems provides us with engineering CAD software tools that facilitates this research.

OUR CONTRIBUTORS

Every donation goes towards helping us help amputees in need. Whether it is a donation of money, a presentation opportunity or raising awareness, we would like to acknowledge those organizations and individuals that have given to our cause:

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PRINT YOUR MIND 3D

For the month of June, 2017, Print Your Mind 3D donated $5 from every spool of their filament sold. They sold 56 spools and raised $300, enough money to fit an amputee with a Victoria Hand.

GREATER VICTORIA SCHOOL DISTRICT

The Greater Victoria School District has opened its classrooms to Victoria Hand Project. Throughout the school year, we travel to their schools to give presentations and Tinkercad workshops to the students. We appreciate the chance to share our hand and our 3D printing expertise with young minds throughout Victoria.
In 2014 GCC awarded a $112,000 dollar grant to Prof. N. Dechev's laboratory to conduct the initial design and development of the 3D printed prosthesis, and to facilitate our research trials in Guatemala and Nepal.
In 2016 GCC further awarded $65,000 to extend the work to full-scale delivery of 3D Printed Prosthesis in Cambodia and Nepal.

BCTECH SUMMIT

At the second annual #BCTECH Summit, Victoria Hand Project was offered four tickets and a chance to showcase our work among 260 other British Columbian technology organizations and institutions.

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