From September 18th to October 18th Makers-Manufacturers teams are invited to submit proposals for prototype innovations (products, production processes, supply or value chains, distribution or ownership) with a social impact on their surrounding communities.
The call concerns the 4 accelerating countries of the European OpenMaker project, including Italy. At the end, 20 winning projects will be selected (5 in Italy), each of them will receive a prize of 20,000 euros.
Selected team will have 9 months to realize their own prototype. During this period they will be able to take advantage of the support oand mentoring offered by the organizers (including meeting and events). With this accompanying, incentive and rewarding path, OpenMaker wants to promote the collaboration between making and digital technology experts with traditional craftsmen. OpenMaker thinks that this open experimentation mode is the key to innovating and strengthening the Italian and European manufacturing sector.
For this reason, the score allocation system will take into account the composition of the team as well as the social and economic impact of the proposal.
To find out all the evaluation criteria and how to participate, read the Terms of Reference.