A PLACE FOR INNOVATORS, CODERS, HACKERS, MAKERS, FUTURISTS, FINANCERS, AND ANYONE WHO HAS A STORY TO TELL ABOUT HOW THE FUTURE COULD BE.
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first personal computer, Olivetti’s Programma 101, “Make in Italy Foundation” will present an exhibition displaying half a century of Italian inventions. Moreover, in collaboration with MIUR a project will challenge young students in creating a new p101. Students will be main actors during the second day of Maker Faire, too: on October 3, for The Educational Day, the Audito rium stage, seats, audience and speakers will be strictly under 20 for a dedicated Conference . A crew including some of the most brilliant young talents in the world will tell other young people how they are changing the world with an app or invention.
Adrian Bowyer, who change the 3D-printing scenario forever by promoting access to anyone,
surgeon Glenn Green, who implanted a 3D- printed splin in a six-week-old patient,
Dmytro Gnap, investigative journalist, coordinator of Yanukovych Leaks.
The events of THE INNOVATION WEEK’S program will be:
27th – 28th September
A 24-hour marathon to invent the home of the future and make its objects connected, by taking advantage of digital technology and innovation. Living Hackaton will be dedicated to the development of innovative digital ideas and some leading Italian furniture and design companies such as Elica, Valcucine and Slamp will take part. Developers, designers and marketing specialists will work in teams to develop innovative solutions based on the briefs launched by the companies, supported by dedicated mentors and the companies’ representatives, with the goal of presenting a working prototype at the end of the marathon. The best groups will be awarded by a jury formed by the participating companies. The event is organized by H-FARM Ventures in collaboration with The Innovation Week/Maker Faire.
(For the first time in Italy)
Starting in New York in 2004 and in Italy for the first time, Personal Democracy Forum (PDF) is an international conference featuring key speakers and topics. The Italian conference will analyze technology’s impact on society and democracy, focusing on the “data society”. Data provides information on citizens and on the work done by institutions, it creates opportunities for companies, telling of the world that surrounds us, and has the potential to improve our lives and make administration more efficient. Data represents the new currency of contemporary society, an instrument of knowledge and power, with enormous consequences on people’s lives and the decisions we take. The beta version of USAspending.gov, a project that virtually redefined the concept of administrative transparency in public spending was launched at the Personal Democracy Forum.
(For the first time in Europe)
30 September and 1 October
This will be the first European edition of the annual conference organised by the Open Source Hardware Association, and the first summit dedicated entirely to open hardware; a place to discuss and draw attention to the Open Source Hardware movement that is growing rapidly. Speakers will include world-renowned leaders from industry, academia and the communities of makers. The talks will be covering a wide range of topics, from electronics and mechanics to related fields, such as digital manufacturing, wearable technology, quantified self-devices, art and biohacking. The Workshops will focus on education, manufacturing, designing, business, legal issues and much more.
The Summit was founded in 2010 by Alicia Gibb and Ayah Bdeir with the support of Peter Semmelhack and Bug Labs in its early years. It is now in its fifth year, and in Europe for the very first time; it represents a microcosm of the Open Source Hardware community: providing the most inclusive meeting place possible. The theme of the Summit for this year will be “From Open Making to Open Manufacturing”. This will be focusing on the transition from open design through to the implementation of production models that are more intelligent, inclusive and sustainable, from both a social and environmental perspective.
30 September and 1 October
Meet IoT will be held within the Maker Faire, the biggest event on innovation in the world. The Fair focuses on innovation, creativity and genius, and it’s a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s the main place where craftsmanship and technological wisdom meet. More than 40000 visitors are expected for this event. Maker Faire Rome – The European Edition is a project organized and promoted by Asset-Camera in collaboration with Arduino and Make. Maker Faire Rome’s second edition will take place in Renzo Piano’s Auditorium Parco della Musica. This year’s program has grown huge: Rome will host the Innovation Week, a week of debates, meetings and forums dedicated to the new frontiers in the digital revolution.
Makers at Work – 300 participants, 30 tables, 1 Innovation Agenda
One day of co-designing to produce the first Innovation Agenda for the “Social Innovation City” of the future. Facilitating working groups during the event and involvement on the shared platform over recent months will make it possible to identify the key variables to develop an innovative ecosystem with a social impact in a metropolitan city.
The topics under discussion by each table (physical and virtual) will refer, inter alia, to the levers of change such as: Making resilient cities and communities, Co-design methods, Open Data Management, Accessibility, Scaling Impact, Education Welfare & Youth Engagement, Cultural Heritage & Tourism, Impact Finance, Environment & Mobility, Food & Agriculture.
The event is organized in collaboration with Impact Hub, a global network of spaces for Social Innovation: habitat of inspiration and services of business accelerators as a support for start-up and for business development and initiatives highly innovative and impact positive for the company. Impact Hub Network was founded 9 year ago, works in 54 cities, on 4 continents with more than 7000 members globally. Today, it is the widest Social Innovation Centers network in the world.
The future of money
SmartMoney is the event organized by StartupItalia! and is dedicated to the Italian innovation scene in the economic financial sector. On the afternoon of September 14th, Italian fin-tech startups will present their projects alongside talks by high caliber experts like David Wolman, writer for Wired USA and author of The End of Money, as well as columnist for SmartMoney; David Orban, Advisor and member of the Faculty of Singularity University; Riccardo Luna, director of CheFuturo! and StartupItalia!, columnist for La Repubblica and author of Cambiamo tutto; and Roberto Ferrari, Managing Director of CheBanca!.
2nd October – 8.30 PM. Cavea – Auditorium Parco della Musica
Jackets, dresses, and skirts with LED weaving that can be controlled with a simple iPhone app and even truly “interactive” and “intelligent” clothing capable of integrating new functionality with fashion through the use of technological fabrics and microelectronics: these are the wearables that the world is abuzz about. And we will be able to see them on the runway on October 2 at 8 PM in the Cavea of the Auditorium Parco della Musica. The smart clothes made by the CuteCircuit brand, a fashion company located in London but with the very Italian stylist Francesca Rosella, will be the protagonists of this exceptional gala event. One of the CuteCircuit products, the Hug Shirt, was recognized as one of the best inventions of the year by Time Magazine. The latest creation, the GalaxyDress, the largest wearable display in the world, is currently on display at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago as part of the Fastforward show and was acquired for the museum’s permanent collection.
2nd – 3rd October
‘Boosting’ a creative start-up ecosystem è l’appuntamento internazionale promosso dalla Regione Lazio all’interno della Maker Faire e della sua Innovation Week. L’evento, che vede il Lazio protagonista insieme ad altre regioni europee e del resto del mondo, sarà un’occasione per permettere ad amministratori, politici e operatori del settore di discutere sulle opportunità e gli strumenti in grado di sostenere la costruzione di “ecosistemi creativi”. Personalità provenienti da istituzioni europee, nazionali e regionali si confronteranno sulle policy adottate e sulle misure necessarie ad assicurare piena continuità e complementarietà delle diverse azioni intraprese. D’altra parte, il contributo degli operatori delle realtà più dinamiche a livello mondiale e degli studiosi di istituzioni specializzate sul tema permetterà l’emergere di elementi e iniziative potenzialmente realizzabili nel Lazio.
Maker Faire will be hosting a special Startup Europe Partnership Matching Event, a close-door 1:1 meeting event where the founders of the most interesting makers companies will meet executives from the SEP member corporations (Telefonica, Microsoft, Orange, BBVA, Unipol Group, Telecom Italia). The purpose of the meetings is to identify business development opportunities for the corporations, whether that means procurement contracts or opportunities for strategic investments or acquisition. SEP will select ~10 companies that best suit the requirements identified the member corporates. SEP is looking for established businesses (revenue generating) in the IoT world with particular focus on: Home Automation, Connected devices, Robots & Drones, Education, Wearable, Wellness / Healthcare e Transportation. If you are interested to be considered for the Matching, please apply to the call.
“Less is more”: is low-cost science possible? Yes, according to “frugal science”, a revalidation of already existing technologies aimed at plummeting down production costs while maintaining intact the technology’s core specs. In developing countries such an approach can grant people who have been excluded from the last digital revolution, with access to primary services. In the developed world, instead, it can have an extremely impactful role in leading the effort towards an earlier scientific education. The Rome Hub of the Global Shapers Community is organizing a conference and several laboratory and workshop sessions focused on the theme of “Jugaad Innovation” and specifically on the first European debut of the “Foldscope”, the origami paper microscope that costs just 0.5 $.
V Festival dell’Intelligenza Collettiva
4 – 5 October
Come cambia il mercato con la rivoluzione digitale? Quali sono realmente gli impatti dell’e-business, dei social network, delle nuove tecnologie sul lavoro di un artigiano o di una PMI? Quali sono le opportunità che offre la rete, e quali le minacce che nasconde? Come sfruttare le potenzialità dell’innovazione, e perché è uno strumento di sviluppo e di crescita indispensabile? Qual è il rapporto tra i “nuovi” maker e le vecchie professioni? Chi sono gli artigiani digitali, e che vantaggi possono trarre gli artigiani dal digitale? CNA Next è l’evento organizzato da CNA Giovani Imprenditori che si svolgerà nel corso della Maker Faire, per provare a dare una riposta a questi interrogativi e tracciare, in maniera condivisa, l’identikit dell’innovazione.
The European Edition
3 – 5 October
The role of the Chamber of Commerce in Rome, working through its specialist desk Asset Camera, is not only about making resources available, but also creates a real laboratory in which Global Innovation opinion leaders, decision makers, students, current and aspirant entrepreneurs, in conjunction with the entire venture capital system, will be able to discuss concrete innovation projects.
The Innovation Week ends with 4 days dedicated to the world of makers, digital artisans and the Leonardos of the XXI Century, who will be coming together in Rome from all around the world for the second edition of the European Maker Faire Rome.