The online event of iPRODUCE about ”Social Manufacturing Paradigm” took place today, on the 26th of November 2020. Speakers delivered great presentations on open innovation, co-creation, social manufacturing, and more. In addition, makers, consumers, prosumers, and industries from all over the world joined the online discussion. There, were able to set their questions and thoughts with the speakers and participants on the round table.

More specifically, the speakers presented the use cases in Greece, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, and Denmark. They also discussed the results from the survey about maker persona and the iProduce toolkit.

Keynotes from various speakers that took place:

  • David Cuartielles (Arduino Verkstad / BCMI Labs AB; Malmö University) was the first one to start with the issue of the always-changing social component of the governance mechanisms on the co-design of new projects, products, and services.
  • César García (La Hora Maker) presented some of the challenges that makers face when they try to scale their projects. He introduced a perspective based on the product adoption lifecycle, focusing on sustainability and free innovation ecosystems.

Furthermore,  presentations from iPRODUCE collaborations such as Pop-Machina and OPENNEXT projects were also included.

  • Jessica Guy (designer and action researcher at Fab Lab Barcelona) along with Pablo Muñoz Unceta  (architect specialized in urban design and planning) presented the objectives of the Pop-Machina Academy’s program. It is an effort to provide local Maker Champions of the seven pilot cities of Pop-Machina with technical and practical know-how. In addition, the project tries to highlight and reinforce the links between the maker movement and circular economy. The main goal is to promote environmental sustainability and generate socio-economic benefits in European cities.
  • About the OPENNEXT project, Robert Mies (Research Associate, Technische Universität Berlin) was the one who introduced to the audience the objective.  In general, OPENNEXT is a project of 19 partners in seven EU-countries. It facilitates collaborative product creation by companies and communities of consumers and makers. All these take place through new mindsets, new design processes, new business models, and new collaborative software solutions.

AidPlex is glad for being a part of the iPRODUCE consortium and iPRODUCE’s online event. Therefore, is looking forward to hosting the upcoming webinar for the Greek cMDF in the next months.

You can check here what you missed from the online discussion.