As we work largely in isolation, pulling down various bits and pieces off the web we need a way to collect and disseminate Information for ongoing tasks.
We also need to connect more efficiently to foster collaboration and reach effective results within a very short time.
Fostering local connections allows for matching our task teams with local capabilities. For example "Kit Parker is desperate to find people who know about medical adhesives."
Helping solicitation and matching. As local hospitals, departments, and individual MDs can post here requests for technical help, we could have Harvard and MIT faculty scan these requests and volunteer to help.