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Harnessing the power of Digital Social Platforms to shake up makers and manufacturing entrepreneurs towards a European Open Manufacturing ecosystem

Objective

OpenMaker brings together mainstream manufacturers and makers (i.e. tech-savvy craftsmen driven by social innovation and open source principles) in an purposely designed ecosystem built to enable cross-boundary partnerships for innovation. The partnerships will be facilitated by a targeted programme piloted in four locations in Europe and curated by experienced facilitators. Combining skills and expertise across boundaries will benefit all collaborators and stimulate innovation in manufacturing. Specifically, in relation to business models, production processes, products and governance structure and systems. This is intended to contribute to industrial renewal in Europe which will have direct benefits for sustained growth and employment. This bespoke ecosystem will blend on and offline opportunities for collaboration mirroring the multifaceted ways individuals interact in a networked society. Our dedicated digital platform will support communication between all the partners in the four locations and allow stakeholders and partners from other locations to participate. It will also function to map and collect data on social dynamics. Network analysis will be used to harvest data, and generate a deeper understanding of the social dynamics between the partners and across the stakeholders which constitute this community. Such knowledge will help the consortium to improve methods and tools to foster partnerships for innovation in manufacturing. This project will benefit society through generating novel partnerships that combine greater productivity and social impact. Moreover it will provide evidence for business, policymakers and the public that industrial development can serve the common good while still being competitive and sustainable.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2015
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Coordinator

THE YOUNG FOUNDATION LBG
Address
Victoria Park Square 18
E2 9PF London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 381 750

Participants (9)

BOGAZICI UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 342 250
Address
Bebek
34342 Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Centire s.r.o.
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 375 031,25
Address
Zahradnicka 72
82108 Bratislava
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SCUOLA IMT (ISTITUZIONI, MERCATI, TECNOLOGIE) ALTI STUDI DI LUCCA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 180 500
Address
Piazza San Ponziano 6
55100 Lucca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LAMA SOCIETA COOPERATIVA - IMPRESASOCIALE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 415 500
Address
Via V Panciatichi Ed F 10 14
50127 Firenze
Activity type
Other
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 398 500
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONSORZIO TOP-IX - TORINO E PIEMONTE EXCHANGE POINT
Italy
EU contribution
€ 309 875
Address
Via Maria Vittoria 38
10123 Torino
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITAT ZURICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Ramistrasse 71
8006 Zurich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ACCORD HOUSING ASSOCIATION LIMITEDIPS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 449 250
Address
Birmingham Road 178 West Bromwich
B70 6QG West Midlands
Activity type
Other
PLUSVALUE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 304 250
Address
9 Perseverance Works Kingsland Road
E2 8DD London
Activity type
Research Organisations