Sharing our journey – news from Scotland’s broadcast to the U.Lab Global Community

Thank you to everyone who came along to our celebration event just before Christmas, to be part of U.Lab’s first live session which broadcast from three separate locations – USA, Brazil and Scotland!!

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Thanks to the hard work of Angie and the IT team, it all ran smoothly and three incredible people from the ulabscot community told their stories, live to the world, of how U.Lab has impacted them.  You can still watch the live session here (Scotland comes on 32 mins in): http://webcast.amps.ms.mit.edu/15.671x/4/

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But the stories didn’t stop there – indeed lots of us shared our own stories in small groups and to the whole room.  We were also joined by Deputy First Minister, John Swinney for part of the afternoon, who gave us a very memorable quote.  You’ll need to watch the video of the event below to find out what he said…

At the end of last year, a few brave people agreed to be recorded telling their stories and Angie and I have created a video which we will share with you in the next post.  We have been bowled over by how amazing everyone has been and the personal and organisational changes you have achieved so far.  We recognised that the prototyping stage can seem a bit daunting and as a first step, we are putting on a day “Beyond U.Lab”, as part of the Fire Starter Festival, looking at how you might move your idea into a prototype you can test out.  There are still a few spaces so if you’re in the Edinburgh area on Wed 27 Jan, why not join us?

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If you want to stay up to date with news from the community and about ulabscot developments, please make sure you’re subscribed to this blog.  If you think friends, family or colleagues might also be interested, feel free to forward this on and help us grow the community even more!

Keira

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