This event is part of the European Maker Week, an initiative promoted by European Commission and implemented by Maker Faire Rome in collaboration with Startup Europe. It's a celebration of makers and innovators all over Europe.
Workshop: Size matters? Evaluating prosperity and growth in digital social innovation projects
Join a 4-hour workshop on the evaluation of how open source and maker projects can grow; how they are currently growing; and how they could have a better impact according to factors and values that make a project sustainable beyond financial and commercial parameters.
The hands-on workshop focuses on key questions such as:
– can maker projects scale while considering societal good as a parameter?
– what is a sustainable way of growing as an innovator?
– can social impact be the driver of the bottom-up innovation?
When will it happen?
Tuesday 31st May afternoon in Brussels at iMal Center for Digital cultures and technologies during the first European Maker Week.
What will we make?
Does size matters? Come and help us to answer this question and create a “maker” scale, a dynamic open source tool that will support the community of social innovators to grow considering values such as the creation of a community, the technological openness, communication, and financial sustainability.
Who we are looking for?
Are you developing a project around a societal issue such as energy consumption, alternative ways of distributing or making goods, systems for care-giving based on open source hardware, social innovation policies for local communities, innovative services, and economic business models? Makers, change makers, and business experts are all welcome to participate.
Who is organizing the workshop?
On behalf of DIS4EU consortium:⁰Serena Cangiano (SUPSI Lugano) – workshop leader
Zoe Romano (WeMake) – workshop leader
Join the workshop group by filling this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1TwNBcWqRQSZkTcfgwk-XGhcROeM8GklI0ryvgjPBJ34/viewform
iMAL, Center for digital cultures and technology
Quai des Charbonnages 30, 1080 Bruxelles, Belgio