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Project Clean Access Launches

Project Clean Access has offcially launched on the DMF website. Please head over to the Project Clean Access page on our site for more information, and see the launch e-mail below.

Dear All,

The Design and Manufacturing Futures Lab at the University of Bristol is proud to launch Project Clean Access ( a global initiative to crowd source the design of a toolkit to help transition society out of lockdown.

The Clean Access Toolkit will take the form of designs, processes and experiences that meet a series of real societal challenges posed by practitioners and the public. These challenges will evolve overtime to meet societal needs around the world as we transition out of lockdown.

The principles of Project Clean Access are to complement the core regimes of handwashing, cleaning and PPE through the design of a low-cost easy-to-use toolkit for:

  • reducing and, where possible, eliminating unnecessary contact points/surfaces in work places, essential service and public environments;
  • helping us to meet physical distancing requirements;
  • reinforcing and embedding ‘good practice; and,
  • making the transition as positive an experience as possible for all, e.g. engaging children.

The Clean Access Toolkit will be freely available and open-source, and evolved by the global community of students, engineers, teachers, clinicians, hobbyists and anyone with an interest and ability to contribute.

We want YOU to help by creating designs, using designs and proposing challenges, and sharing your experiences.

If you or anyone you know can contribute to this initiative please pass on this invitation. We have two Open Challenges for June: A toolkit for an office building; and A toolkit for rural gates and styles.

Details of Open Calls, Clean Access Resources – including the toolkit, and other ways to contribute are available at If you would like any further information please contact us via

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