Written by Digital Social Innovation
11th May 2016
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Join a 4-hour workshop on the evaluation of how open source and maker projects can grow; how they are currently growing; and how they could have a better impact according to factors and values that make a project sustainable beyond financial and commercial parameters.
The hands-on workshop focuses on key questions such as:
– can maker projects scale while considering societal good as a parameter?
– what is a sustainable way of growing as an innovator?
– can social impact be the driver of the bottom-up innovation?
What will we make?
Does size matters? Come and help us to answer this question and create a “maker” scale, a dynamic open source tool that will support the community of social innovators to grow considering values such as the creation of a community, the technological openness, communication, and financial sustainability.
Who we are looking for?
Are you developing a project around a societal issue 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 economic business models? Makers, change makers, and business experts are all welcome to participate.
Who is organizing the workshop?
On behalf of DIS4EU consortium:
Serena Cangiano (SUPSI Lugano) – workshop leader
Zoe Romano (WeMake) – workshop leader
More information about the workshop will be spread via email.
Join the workshop group by filling this form
The workshop is promoted within the framework of DSI4EU a EU community funded project that will support, grow and scale the current Digital Social Innovation network of projects and organisations, bringing together social entrepreneurs, hackers, communities and academics working on key DSI fields such as the makers movement, the collaborative economy, open democracy and digital rights.
The DSI4EU consortium partners are: NESTA UK, WAAG, SUPSI.