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New resource expand the mAkErverse sustainability: the Open Catalogue of Business Models and website launch 

January 31, 2024. Over the last 2 years, the mAkE project

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Makers in Residency program – first edition

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From Making to Critical Making

From Making to Critical Making

A 2,5 years participatory research project is coming to an end, but the results and useful resources and tools are available for anyone – whether you want to become a reflective maker, an inclusive makerspaces or a critical maker educator. The Critical Making consortium started its journey in 2021. We wanted to gain insights into […]

Makerspaces
Knowledge Pills: IoPA

Knowledge Pills: IoPA

Discover the Knowledge Pills series, featuring the partners work within the mAkE ecosystem! In the fifth Knowledge Pills we had Internet of Production Alliance (IOPA) joining. Presenting:Andrew Lamb, Chair of IOPA The Internet of Production Alliance is a group of people and organizations who believe in a future of production defined by decentralized manufacturing and […]

Webinar
Open Licensing in the African Maker Ecosystem

Open Licensing in the African Maker Ecosystem

What is open licensing? Open licensing refers to the practice of releasing creative works, such as music, images, designs, software, etc. under a license that allows for free access, use, and distribution. The use of open licenses in Africa is gaining popularity as a means of promoting access to knowledge, information and encouraging innovation and […]

Makerspaces
Mapping local makerspaces across Europe and Africa

Mapping local makerspaces across Europe and Africa

mAkE – African European Maker Innovation Ecosystem, has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.  The project is running until January 2025 and the main goal is to build international partnerships between European and African innovation hubs.  Part of our programme is to create infrastructure for distributed manufacturing between Europe […]

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Makerspaces Driving Local Innovation

Makerspaces Driving Local Innovation

Join the African and European network of networks and the Makers-in-Residency Program The mAkE project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The idea is to provide makerspaces, makers, SMEs and startups educational resources and tools to build sustainable businesses, train their members on digital skills, create new revenue streams […]

Makerspaces
Showcasing Maker Expertise with the People and Skills Specification

Showcasing Maker Expertise with the People and Skills Specification

To build a sustainable distributed manufacturing ecosystem that is globally networked and implemented at the local level, a combination of open infrastructure, information, processes, and data specifications needs to be developed and shared openly with the global community. During its first successful year, the mAkE project provided makerspaces, entrepreneurs, SMEs, and start-ups with open resources […]

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Exciting Opportunity: Join Our Venture Building Program and Pitch Live to Investors!

Exciting Opportunity: Join Our Venture Building Program and Pitch Live to Investors!

As part of the mAkE program, we, at the GreenTec Capital Africa Foundation, are thrilled to announce our Call for Application for the upcoming Pitch Event and Venture Building Program, where we aim to empower a minimum of 10 promising startups and consult with a total of 20 companies, all while fostering cross-continental collaboration between […]

Call for makers
HealthTech Innovations: Shaping the Future of Healthcare through Maker Communities

HealthTech Innovations: Shaping the Future of Healthcare through Maker Communities

In a world where technology is rapidly changing the way we live and work, the field of healthcare is no exception. Innovations in HealthTech are not just about making healthcare more efficient; they are about saving lives, improving patient experiences, and making quality healthcare accessible to all. The Africa Makerspace Network’s recent virtual event, “HealthTech […]

Innovation
Exploring a common policy agenda for makerspaces in Africa and Europe

Exploring a common policy agenda for makerspaces in Africa and Europe

In this collaborative blog post, the first in a series, we explore the importance of establishing a common policy agenda for makerspaces in Africa and Europe. Additionally, we present policy interventions aligned with this objective.  Contributors: Matthew Lubari, Adriano Mauro and Matthew Oloo Author: Freda Yamorti Gbande, Fab City Foundation The African Makerspace Network and […]

Policy agenda
Leveraging Open Source Hardware Solutions for Clean & Quality Air in Ghana

Leveraging Open Source Hardware Solutions for Clean & Quality Air in Ghana

Growing up in Accra, Ghana, my daily routine involved waking up at an ungodly hour to try and catch a bus to my local high school. Each morning, my father would rouse me from my slumber as early as 4 am to ensure I beat the infamous Accra morning traffic. On one particular day, I […]

Innovation