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.
Hacking Policy for the Maker Movement
Hacking Policy for the Maker Movement
Description: As part of the European Maker Week 2018, the Policy Workshop organised by the H2020 project OpenMaker, and hosted by Georgi Pirinski MEP, will encompass a high-level session at the European Parliament on the 22nd of May from 17.00 to 20.00. The main objective of the event is to stir a debate about the European Industrial Policy Framework of the future, starting from the emerging open manufacturing paradigm and the socially-oriented and tech-driven spirit of the maker movement.

The event will kick-off by showcasing successful examples of partnerships between makers and manufacturers, currently developing cutting-edge technical solutions that can break existing barriers to social change. This will ultimately inspire a debate on policy recommendations for the relaunch of the European manufacturing industry.

The event will gather around 50 high-calibre participants and will represent a unique opportunity to engage in a forward-thinking conversation with policy-makers and visionaries from all over Europe, followed by a networking reception.


17.00 – 17.10 Registration and Coffee

17.10 – 17.20 Opening, Mr Georgi PIRINSKI MEP

17.20 – 17.30 Short introduction to the OpenMaker project

17.30 – 18.10 Four examples of successful partnerships between makers and manufacturers (10’ each):
1. Corrugated Board Prosthesis (IT)
2. BIOplastic Material (SK)
3. Aquapioneers (SP)
4. Shoe Bird (UK)

18.10 – 18.30 OpenMaker Policy Paper

18.30 – 19.10 Open debate focusing on:
- Policy messages and recommendations from the Maker Movement;
- The adoption of policies for the circulation of innovation knowledge;
- The identification of incentives for R&D, entrepreneurship and the manufacturing industry;
- The relevance of educating on a high-tech industrial development and the wide dissemination of new digital skills.

19.10 – 19.20 Closure by EC Representative and Mr Georgi PIRINSKI MEP

19.20 – 20.00 Networking Reception

After last year’s success, the European Maker Week is back. The initiative, which is promoted by the European Commission and implemented by Maker Faire Rome in collaboration with Startup Europe, consists of a unique series of events meant to celebrate makers and innovators from all over Europe. Last year, more than 400 events happened on the same week in 28 Member States.
This event is organized by: The Young Fkundation
Where: Rue Wiertz 60
Day: 22/05/2018
Hour: 17:00
End: 22/05/2018 20:00

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