KORUZA grows: Shuttleworth Foundation Flash Grant SL

Project KORUZA grows! I, Luka Mustafa – Musti have recently received the Shuttleworth Foundation Flash Grant to focus on the further development of KORUZA. Such recognition and support of the project is very motivational and confirming the project is on the right track.

Many thanks to Shuttleworth Foundation, an organisation supporting socially engaged ideas and projects. They provide means for project development and thus help people with visions about changing the societies focus on their ideas. Their main goal and purpose is:

"To assist persons or projects to effect or which are otherwise involved in social change, with social change being the process whereby values, attitudes or institutions of society, such as education, family and industry become modified, to include both the natural process and action programs initiated by members of the community or any other person." Source: Wikipedia

I would like to thank Dr. Paul Gardner-Stephen for nominating me for this grant. He was a Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow and he is developing open and robust technology for disaster communication with the project Serval. I have been recently contributing to it with 3D printable enclosure and electronics development, enabling the construction Mesh Extender devices from of-the-shelf communication units.

KORUZA is now in active development. Recently introduced fully 3D printable system serves as a base development of outdoor units that are soon to be deployed for long term performance testing.

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