The OpenMaker initiative is a pan-European project aiming to seed and accelerate the 4th Industrial Revolution – driving the radical distribution, decentralisation and mass collaboration between manufacturers and makers.
This initiative seeks to catalyse the ideation, discovery, design & prototyping of business models, production processes, products, and governance systems.
The herald of the 4th industrial revolution is not only the nature of the physical device we make and how and where we make it but also how we reimagine elements like citizens rights, quality assurance, insurance warranties and provenance in a zero margin cost society. It is ultimately a fusing of scalable industrial processes with state-of-the-art technology to bring about the new “smart factory” city. It will ultimately be through these new processes, ideas and institutions that this revolution comes about.
The OpenMaker initiative aims to create a transformational and collaborative ecosystem that fosters collective innovations within the European manufacturing sector and drives it towards more sustainable business models, production processes, products, and governance systems by bringing together manufacturers and makers.