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techfortrade appoints 3D printing expert Dr Phil Reeves to board of directors


International technology charity welcomes managing director of Econolyst to its board

London, 10th May 2013 – London based international technology charity, techfortrade, has appointed Dr Phil Reeves, managing director of Econolyst, to its board of directors.

Phil Reeves
Phil Reeves

Phil brings nearly 20 years of experience to the techfortrade board. He is a researcher, strategist and analyst, focused on the future of 3D printing and additive manufacturing. His experience includes working with some of the most influential companies around the world, helping them to understand how best to implement these technologies within business, education and the supply chain. He also works with government agencies globally to assess the impact of 3D printing and additive manufacturing at a local, national and international level.

“Emerging technology such as 3D printing inevitably creates a lot of excitement. It is vital that we find ways to harness the potential to provide as much benefit to people as possible, and to create sustainable development,” said Phil Reeves. “techfortrade is committed to achieving this mission and I am honoured to be working to help drive its success.”

The appointment follows techfortrade’s inaugural 3D4D Challenge at the end of last year, which aimed to find innovative uses for 3D printing technology to improve the lives of those in developing nations.

“We are delighted that Phil has come on board,” said William Hoyle, CEO of techfortrade. “At techfortrade, we are dedicated to unearthing new and innovative technologies and finding ways that they can help the world’s poorest communities, trade out of poverty. With all of his experience and expertise, Phil is the perfect person to help with this.”


About techfortrade
techfortrade aims to find, foster and support sustainable and scalable technology solutions that facilitate trade and alleviate poverty. It believes that entrepreneurs within some of the world’s poorest communities, when leveraging emerging technology, will help find the answer to the challenge of global poverty.

techfortrade is the leading UK charity specifically focused on bridging the divide between emerging technologies and international trade and economic development. It aims to unearth ground-breaking ideas, that exploit developments in communications and manufacturing technologies, to improve the incomes and livelihoods of people in developing countries.

The charity directly supports game-changing projects and businesses that encourage international and domestic trade, boosting local businesses to produce jobs, raise incomes and investment in the development of skills.

Through its work it also aims to foster further innovation and shared learning around sustainable and scalable technology solutions to trade out of poverty.

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