The hub will exist on 3=4 platforms:
- A global open innovation and crowd sourcing research website. The website will post challenges around the issues of energy, clean water and access to medicines as proposed by NGO’s and community members for which international problem solvers provide solutions. It provides the forum for meaningful, purpose driven contributions to solutions that can be taken to prototype at minimum cost.
- Locally in Cairns where the small multi-disciplinary team, working with consciousness studies and the awareness of the interdependence of all life, will develop inventions to the prototype stage.
- A blog to call on your support and initial trials for challenges and solutions.
- An enterprise connection; when successfully trialed prototypes can become powerful resources for similar needs in the developing world these can be refined, manufactured and distributed via business networks.
The social cause that the hub will serve is poverty reduction and the reduction of environmental degradation. At the same time it will increase the number of people who are changing the 'business as usual mindsets'.