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How can governments support makerspaces?

In this blogpost we highlight policy recommendations that can inspire governments

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Embracing the future: how the mAkE venture building program is bridging the gap for startups in Africa and Europe

The entrepreneurial landscape is undergoing a significant transformation, fueled by the

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Join mAkE at the Cairo pitch event!

Calling all investors hungry for the next big opportunity in African

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Strengthening the innovation ecosystem

Connecting the mAkE project with the Distributed Design platform In March

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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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Embracing the future: how the mAkE venture building program is bridging the gap for startups in Africa and Europe

Embracing the future: how the mAkE venture building program is bridging the gap for startups in Africa and Europe

The entrepreneurial landscape is undergoing a significant transformation, fueled by the innovative strategies of venture building. Among these pioneering approaches, the mAkE Venture Building program stands out, particularly in its efforts to foster growth and sustainability among startups across Africa and Europe. This initiative has not only tackled the persistent challenge of startup failure but […]

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Join mAkE at the Cairo pitch event!

Join mAkE at the Cairo pitch event!

Calling all investors hungry for the next big opportunity in African innovation! Brace yourself for an unparalleled venture building program as GreenTec Capital Africa Foundation, within mAkE, convenes the brightest minds from across Africa and Europe in Cairo, Egypt for a pitch event.  Imagine a dynamic metropolis where history blends seamlessly with modernity, providing the […]

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Strengthening the innovation ecosystem

Strengthening the innovation ecosystem

Connecting the mAkE project with the Distributed Design platform In March 2024, the mAkE project met in Barcelona for the usual yearly general assembly and had the chance to visit the mAkE local partner Fab Lab Barcelona / IAAC who hosted and organized the meetings. The program included the visit to several local makerspaces, as […]

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Knowledge Pills: Social Innovation

Knowledge Pills: Social Innovation

Discover the Knowledge Pills series, featuring the partners work within the mAkE ecosystem! In the seventh Knowledge Pills we hosted the Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI), explaining what social innovation is. Presenting:Barbara Kieslinger, from ZSI and coordinator of mAkE In this Knowledge Pills, Barbara Kieslinger explores the concepts of social innovation and transformative innovation, highlighting […]

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Makers in Residency program – first edition

Makers in Residency program – first edition

Discover who are the three African makers and the European makerspace hosting for the Makers in Residency program, first edition. Aurora Agyemang Aurora Agyemang is a passionate bioengineering enthusiast driven by a relentless curiosity to explore and innovate in the realm of scientific instrumentation. With a foundation in biotechnology and a keen eye for interdisciplinary […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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