3DHEALS members can get in touch with: Mahendran V Reddy here
Jenny: What is one quote that represents you?
Mahendran: Fun loving, well humored and a people-centric person
Jenny: Tell us a little about yourself. (Where are you from originally? Where are you located? What are you working on?)
Mahendran: From Singapore and a true blue Singaporean, living in a wonderful cosmopolitan city and work for a government programme office, NAMIC, National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster
Jenny: What made you decide to become a 3DHEALS community manager?
Mahendran: The opportunity to make global connections through 3DHEALS with the existing ecosystem in Singapore.
Jenny: What do you think of innovations in healthcare 3D printing or bioprinting? What do you hope to see in the next five years? 10 years?
Mahendran: I would like to see more awareness in research in bioprinting that would result in real life adoption – bringing the cost of producing new innovation down.
Jenny: Most of our community managers are entrepreneurial and adventurous, what risks/adventures have you taken that you’d like to share with us? Any hopes or regrets?
Mahendran: I have not been in an entrepreneurial situation, esp. in 3D printing yet. This could be a possibility in the future.
Jenny: Who would you like to find and to include in the 3DHEALS community you are building?
Mahendran: More clinicians and practitioners as well as startups in the biomedical space.
Jenny: What would you like to accomplish with this new 3DHEALS community in the future?
Mahendran: A thriving, self-sustaining community that shares knowledge and leans towards common goals in advancing Bioprinting and 3D printing.
Jenny: What do you think about the innovation environment (for health tech or for general technology) in your city? What can be done to improve it?
Mahendran: This space is growing rapidly with strong governmental support for research and development at the Universities and the research institutes.
Jenny: What are you most proud of about your city?
Mahendran: A multicultural, cosmopolitan city of the 21st century that is forward thinking.
Jenny: What are you most proud of about the innovation community in your city?
Mahendran: They are willing to try and keep innovating despite failures.
Jenny: What do you think are the top priorities in healthcare innovations for your city/community?
Mahendran: To get the clinicians in the leading hospitals on board the community.
Jenny: What do you hope to accomplish through your role as the 3DHEALS community manager?
Mahendran: To grow a substantial user group not only in Singapore but also in South East Asia with Singapore as the Hub lead.
Jenny: What do you do for fun?
Mahendran: I do acrylic painting on canvas with my daughters a lot as well as editing holiday videos into fun watchable mini-movies for the family. I also do middle distance running to maintain the fitness.
Jenny: Anything else?
Mahendran: I cook healthy meals for family and friends on the weekends.