I have a very real physical technology in way of a hand operated textile print machine and table system. It's very unique and quite powerful in what it could do for 3rd world communities. I want to consolidate IP and have plans to the machine done up in a 3D rendering program, build a written and video manual on building this machine (10k in the west 2- 4k in the third world) and a written and video manual on operation. This is what I call a catalyst mechanism - it is a simple machine but will cause a ripple effect in terms of opening up employment, skills and then lead to 2nd tier production like pattern making, cutting and possible export back into western markets of traditionally inspired locally produced product.
I have a print studio on the Tiwi Islands (off Darwin) and another group in Pakistan very interested in the idea and are willing to support stages of actual install.
I personally hold alot of IP around this subject of textile printing and would like to work on 2 -3 different stages of this proposal around self funding and education but the initial project I am thinking is the design and IP consolidation and manuals and literally put it available on the internet as opensource to community and third world organisations.
This initial stage would be approx $25k AUS
The Gist is - We can provide a very real way of resurrecting and producing extremely valuable contemporary & traditional designs onto fabric which will employ large amounts of local people and spur further opportunities in disadvantaged countries and communities.
We are essentially building a world community asset.
I am looking for suggestions from the community on who has the best platform for something like this.