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Changing care through bits and atoms

9th March 2018

By Zoe Romano, WeMake.

The coming together of social and technological innovation is changing the way solutions are proposed around care systems. New subjects have come into play and are bringing to life some of the most significant changes in recent decades, similar to what we have seenin the media and in information.

The broad definition of "digital social innovation" promoted by the European Commission for the past three years helps to describe a new area in which digital technologies are used to tackle societal challenges and to promote alternative models to that of information centralisation, data and resources in the hands of a few major players in the technology industry. The issue of centralisation and decentralisation of care is crucial and requires public debate to raise citizens' awareness of technologies' implications. 

During Milan Digital Week three fablabs WeMake, Opendot and TheFablab organize a round table and three workshops to start a conversation open to citizenship to which we invite you to participate. The initiative is made possible thanks to the contribution of the Horizon2020 program in particular on the projects DSI4EU and Made4U.


The event will be hosted by the Milan Luiss Hub for Makers and Students (via D’Azeglio 3 Milano, MM2 Porta Garibaldi).






Thursday 15 h.18-21

Round table

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  • Care as Digital Social Innovation (Serena Cangiano Zoe Romano - WeMake and DSI4EU)
  • People-powered health – Care starts from the people (Simona Bielli – Nesta It)

Session: Makerspaces and fablabs for an open and sustainable care system

  • Made4You – An inclusive and open approach to care for people with physical disabilities (Enrico Bassi – Opendot)
  • From Opencare to Grippos – From research to service platform for 3dprinted  assisting devices (Costantino Bongiorno – WeMake)
  • Collaborative Design to facilitate communication between doctor and patient. (Matteo Ordanini and Massimo Temporelli – The Fablab)



Are you using digital tools to tackle care? Come and tell us and share your experience  with others like you! Need more info? Write us dsi4eu (at)


Friday 16 h.13.30-21




From maker to company - How to make your digital social innovation project sustainable " (Upstarter in collaboration with WeMake within DSI4EU project)


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Why and how to document - the importance of building a community around ideas” (by Opendot)


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Tell me a story - Storytelling as a tool to prevent and care” ” (by The Fablab)


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