Digital Platforms For The Maker Movement: OpenCare, OpenMaker, MAKE-IT

A panel with the Horizon 2020 CAPS projects MAKE-IT, OpenCare, OpenMaker during Maker Faire Rome 2017.

Digital platforms have been very successful in leveraging long-tail of markets and in building ecosystems, partnerships and communities. Some platforms have focused specifically on supporting democratic practices that are environmentally aware, participatory and based on sharing and collaboration. These platforms, called Collective Awareness Platforms (CAPS), are an example of new models to create awareness of emerging sustainability challenges and of the role that each and every one of us can play to ease them through collective action. A specific program of Horizon 2020 European projects has focused on CAPS, and some of these projects have worked with the Maker movement, addressing it with different perspectives and methods. OpenCare, OpenMaker and MAKE-IT are some of these projects and in this talk they will discuss their activities and results with the audience.

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Piattaforme digitali e progetti europei per maker

A panel with the Horizon 2020 CAPS projects MAKE-IT, OpenCare, OpenMaker in the maker party at Roma Makers, before Maker Faire Rome 2017, in order to discuss the projects directly with the maker community.

Le piattaforme digitali sono state molto efficaci nello sfruttare mercati dalla coda lunga per costruire ecosistemi, partnership e comunità. Alcune piattaforme si sono concentrate specificamente sul sostegno di pratiche democratiche che sono ecocompatibili, partecipative e basate sulla condivisione e la collaborazione. Queste piattaforme, chiamate CAPS, sono un esempio di nuovi modelli per diffondere la consapevolezza delle sfide emergenti relative alla sostenibilità e del ruolo che ognuno di noi può svolgere in esse attraverso l’azione collettiva. Un programma specifico dei progetti europei Horizon 2020 si è concentrato sui CAPS e alcuni di questi progetti hanno lavorato con il movimento Maker, affrontandolo con diverse prospettive e metodi. OpenCare, OpenMaker e MAKE-IT sono alcuni di questi progetti e in questa presentazione informale con la comunitá dei maker di Roma Makers discuteranno le loro attività e risultati.
I posti della presentazione sono limitati si consiglia di prenotare; per gli altri utilizeremo uno streeming che si potrà seguire tramite i canali social.

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Other Horizon 2020 CAPS projects about Makers, and the OpenMaker call for projects

MAKE-IT is not the only Horizon 2020 CAPS project to work with the Maker movement, other projects are addressing it with different perspectives. For example, OpenCare empowers care receivers to design and prototype bottom-up solutions to specific care problems. The European network of makerspaces, Fab Labs, etc. makes these solutions distributed, as every prototype devised can be reproduced, tested and deployed anywhere in the world.

Making Sense aims to explore how open source software, open source hardware, digital maker practices and open design can be effectively used by local communities to fabricate their own sensing tools, make sense of their environments and address pressing environmental problems in air, water, soil and sound pollution (beside MAKE-IT, IAACFab Lab Barcelona also participates in this project).

OpenMaker aims to create a transformational and collaborative ecosystem that fosters collective innovations within the European manufacturing sector by connecting makers and established companies and drives it towards more sustainable business models, production processes, products, and governance systems by bringing together manufacturers and makers. It is especially important to note now the call for the OpenMaker Pilot Support Scheme

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Empodera Live 2017

Panel: The Ecosystem Of Digital Social Innovation In Europe

  • Matt Stokes. Nesta & Social Innovation Community Project
  • Antonella Passani. IA4SI and ChiC: analysing impacts and good practices of DSI initiatives and support their sustainability
  • Francesco Saverio Nucci, CHEST, Collective enHanced Environment for Social Tasks
  • Jason Vallet, Opencarecollaborative health and social care solutions
  • Ines DinantSOCRATIC, Social Creative Intelligence for the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Marco SachyCommonfare project, is a participatory form of welfare provision based on collaboration among people living in Europe.
  • Massimo Menichinelli, MAKE-IT,Understanding Collective Awareness Platforms with the Maker Movement.
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First CAPSSI Community Workshop

The first CAPSSI Community Workshop will be held in Bratislava on the 28th September 2016 (just after the ICT 2016 Proposers’ Day). This event will create opportunities for networking with other CAPS projects but, most importantly, to map your needs in terms of knowledge and networking, discuss common challenges and exchange experience gained so far with other active players in the community so as to identify collaboration opportunities.

The workshop will be highly interactive and make use of participatory methods to be able to involve all participants as active contributors. We expect project coordinators and any other partner in your consortium to attend and contribute to actively animate discussions.

Registration is for free, but needed as places are limited: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/capssi-community-workshop-tickets-26480915130.
More information about the event can be found here.

Dr. Christian Voigt from Zentrum für Soziale Innovation – ZSI (Centre for Social Innovation), Vienna,  will present the MAKE-IT project during this event.

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