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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Barcelona Maker Faire 2017

Barcelona Marker Faire hosts the most inspired, talented and ambitious makers, enthusiastic to share all their knowledge and creativity through exhibitions, workshops, and interactive demos. If you are a Maker, we have an appointment on 17th – 18th June at Barcelona Maker Faire 2017 (Fira Barcelona Montjuic, Pavellò Italià). Save the date and come with your family and your friends.

Let’s reveal the inventor, creator, engineer, innovative craftsman that lives inside of you! Let’s share experiences with others and get closer to the latest technologies and maker initiatives.

With the participation of leading international experts that will present and discuss the latest results and contributions in education, society, and economics, Barcelona Maker Faire wants to contribute promoting imagination, creativity, innovation and learning of new skills and ideas.

Maker Faire originated in 2006 in the San Francisco Bay Area as a project of the editors of Make: magazine.  It has since grown into a significant worldwide network of both flagship and independently-produced events.  Read more on Maker Faire history, the Maker Movement, as well as how to start a Maker Faire or a School Maker Faire where you live.

Barcelona Maker Faire will be organized by Sonar+DFab Lab Barcelona and Soko Tech, with the support of Make magazine, Barcelona City HallIN(3D)USTRY and Obra Social ‘La Caxia’.

MAKE-IT partners participated with four knowledge transfer workshops, interviewing makers and promoting MAKE-IT.

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Berlin Maker Faire 2017

A festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness.

The third edition of Berlin Maker Faire is expecting to host over 1000 Makers at 250 booths presenting to an audience of 25,000 visitors. Discover what Berlin Maker Faire has to offer: Robots breathing fire, incredible inventions, and a colorful mixture of several hundred Makers. You’re invited to join in, touch, and learn, take part in workshops and learn how to solder, code or sew.

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Tartu Mini Maker Faire 2017

Tartu Mini Maker Faire is the biggest event of its kind in the Baltics. It brings together science and the pleasure of DIY and welcomes both amateurs and professionals. The third edition of Tartu Mini Maker Faire will take place the 20th of May 2017.

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Maker Faire Vienna 2017

This is a selection of topics you could find in the 2nd edition of the Vienna Maker Faire next 20th May:

3D printing & 3D scanning ∙ Arduino, Raspberry Pi & Co. ∙ Art & Design ∙ Bio-Hacking ∙ Crafting ∙ Drones & Air craft ∙ Energy & Sustainability ∙ Fashion & Wearables ∙ Food ∙ Games ∙ Hacking ∙ Home Automation ∙ Internet of Things ∙ Knowledge transfer ∙ Manufacturing Technologies ∙ Model making ∙ Music & Sound ∙ Open Source ∙ Radio & Communication ∙ Recycling & Upcycling ∙ Robots ∙ Science & Research ∙ Shared Spaces

MAKE-IT partners interviewed participants and discussed results and insights from the project with them.

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Athens Mini Maker Faire 2017

Athens Mini Maker Faire brings together all the people involved in the making process in one place. Participants exhibit their projects and visitors have the opportunity to experience all the innovations and learn how each exhibit was made. Visitors have the opportunity to participate in interactive activities for the whole family and get involved in innovative technological achievements.

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