Be3Dimensional is a program spearheaded by Think2Thing whose goal is to advance the application of 3D printing, scanning and modelling in the fields of art, medicine, manufacturing, engineering, fashion and design in Canada.
Last year, the Be3Dimensional program launched two initiatives – the Be3Dimensional Conference and the Be3Dimensional Innovation Fund.
The Be3Dimensional Innovation Fund was launched in October, 2015 at the Be3Dimensional Design Conference. It was created by Think2Thing and Ryerson University to support Canada’s greatest innovators who are pushing the boundaries of 3D printing, scanning and modelling technologies and its application in art, fashion and design.
Developments in 3D technology are opening a new world of possibilities in these areas. The Be3Dimensional Innovation Fund will allow for Canada’s best to lead the charge into the 3D technological revolution.
The inaugural Be3Dimensional Innovation Fund grants were awarded in the arts category. Two Canadian artists who are breaking new ground using 3Dprinting technology were selected by The National Gallery of Canada and the Ryerson Image Centre to be the first recipients of the grants
The initial grant was made possible by generous donations from Ryerson University, the Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Mr. Sabi Marwah.
On May 26, 2016 Geofferey Farmer and Duane Linklater
were announced as the recipients of the inaugural
Be3Dimensional Innovation Fund grants.
Design Conference: 2015
In October, 2015, Think2Thing presented the inaugural Be3Dimensional Conference. Held at the Winter Garden Theatre in Toronto, the conference attracted over 500 attendees
over two days.
Tom Wujak from Autodesk;
Adam Lowe from Factum Arte;
Marc Mayer from the National Gallery of Canada;
Tatjana Dzambazova from Autodesk Memento and
Edward Burtynsky, Photographer