Webinar: Fab Labs and the Maker movement – how can they support entrepreneurial skills?

During MAKE-IT we did not just focus on our research and innovation activities, but we also collaborated with several other European projects. For example, one of these was the I-LINC Horizon 2020 project, working on digital inclusion across Europe:

I-LINC is an open membership platform, that enables you to connect with any stakeholder interested in improving youth employability and entrepreneurship. I-LINC is here to find ways to empower young people to become agents of change using the Information and Communication Technology as the tool for that change.

I first wrote a short post for introducing the possibilities of the Maker movement regarding work to the I-LINC community, and then participated in a webinar where I discussed this with more details: Fab Labs and the Maker movement: How can they support entrepreneurial skills?. You can download the presentation here and watch the webinar here below:
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MAKE-IT talk at Maker Faire Rome 2016

Several members of the MAKE-IT consortium recently participated at Maker Faire Rome 2016, the largest Maker Faire in Europe since 2013 (you can check the 2015 edition or see videos from the 2013, 2014 and 2015 editions). We had several meetings and activities during Maker Faire Rome 2016, and we will publish more blog posts and contents in the next weeks. For example, last week we already had a blog post by David Langley with his first impressions regarding the Maker Faire Rome 2016.

In this blog post, we publish the slides and video from a talk that we gave in order to present and discuss the MAKE-IT with makers and other visitors: MAKE-IT: a project for understanding and experimenting online platforms for the governance of Maker communities.

This talk, shared by several partners of the MAKE-IT project (and not just me, I only presented MAKE-IT in the first part), presented the project, its plan, the planned outcomes and processes and discussed it with the audience. Among the participants in the discussion we had Sherry Lassiter from the Fab Foundation, and Fiorenza Lipparini from PlusValue.

Here you can access the presentation file:

And here’s a recording of the whole discussion:

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