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

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.
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Coordinator

THE YOUNG FOUNDATION LBG

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Victoria Park Square 18
E2 9pf London

United Kingdom

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 381 750

Participants (9)

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BOGAZICI UNIVERSITESI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 342 250

Centire s.r.o.

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 375 031,25

SCUOLA IMT (ISTITUZIONI, MERCATI, TECNOLOGIE) ALTI STUDI DI LUCCA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 180 500

LAMA DEVELOPMENT AND COOPERATION AGENCY SOCIETA COOPERATIVA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 415 500

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 398 500

CONSORZIO TOP-IX - TORINO E PIEMONTE EXCHANGE POINT

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 309 875

UNIVERSITAT ZURICH

Switzerland

ACCORD HOUSING ASSOCIATION LIMITEDIPS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 449 250

PLUSVALUE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 304 250

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 687941

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    20 June 2016

  • End date

    19 December 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 289 406,25

  • EU contribution

    € 3 156 906,25

Coordinated by:

THE YOUNG FOUNDATION LBG

United Kingdom