Within the context of the OpenMaker project , PlusValue organised the launch event of the European Maker Week the initiative promoted by the European Commission and implemented by Maker Faire Rome in collaboration with Startup Europe. The aim of the initiative is twofold: to create awareness about the maker movement, whilst building bridges across sectors to strengthen the international makers ecosystems.
On this occasion, PlusValue has organised 2 events: a public one on the 17th of October at Bozar and a by-invitation-only one on the 18th of October at the European Parliament.
The first event took place on October 17th at Bozar. Makers, visionaries and game changers debated how to shape the European Industrial Policy of the future. OpenMaker engaged the participants in exploring how partnerships between makers and industry can develop cutting edge technical innovations with the potential to address societal challenges.
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The official launch of the EMW was hold at the European Parliament, hosted by VP Pavel Telicka and MEP Georgi Pirinski. Policy makers, makers and the OpenMaker consortium addressed how the Maker movement can become a new paradigm for production, closer to people and local communities.
See here how BluRhapsody, LiMiX, VRLab Brussels & Mozilla A-Frame, BozarLab proposed their technological and societal changes and innovations and started the discussion on how policy makers can help achieving the 4th Industrial Revolution.