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DSI hunt workshop at Maker Faire Rome

27th September 2016

Who are the makers at MFR that are developing projects around societal issues such as energy consumption, alternative ways of distributing or making goods, systems for care-giving based on open source hardware, social innovation policies for local communities, innovative services, and collaborative business models? Let’s find and award them!

Participants of the workshop will be trained as digital social innovation ambassadors that:
– contribute to the creation of a bottom-up tool for assessing projects with a potential social impact;
– hunt and award the makers that are digital social innovators;
– contribute to the creation of the distributed DSI exhibition all around Europe

The projects awarded by the DSI ambassadors will become part of a distributed exhibition at Maker Faire Europe and will be featured on the official website of DSI4EU:

Who is organizing the workshop?
On behalf of DSI4EU consortium:
Serena Cangiano (SUPSI Lugano) – workshop leader
Zoe Romano (WeMake) – workshop leader

The event will take place at the Maker Faire Rome on Friday 14th October from 9:30. Please sign up in order to book a seat (places are limited to 30 participants). The registration form is available at this link:

Confirmed participants
Peter Baeck, Nesta (UK)
Frank Kresin WAAG society (NL)
Matteo Loglio, Primotoys (UK)
Abir Oreibi, LIFT Conference (UK)
Massimo Menichinelli, MAKE-IT

The workshop starts after the session Makers meet EU, an informal meeting of representatives of EU funded projects addressing to present current projects and activities that address the maker movement and the development of social innovation initiatives. 
More information available at this link:  




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