BOLOGNA, IT: Fablabs in the Innovation Economy

Conference: FabLab as a strategic model for the new production chains
Duration: 2 hours (2.00pm-4.00pm, June 9th)
Public event

Introducing fablabs business models topics through the presentation of relevant national and European case histories. Start the discussion with institutional representatives in order to lay down the basics for the working groups that follow.

14.00 – 14.15
Welcome: ASTER and Mak-ER, the regional network of fablabs and makerspaces.

14.15 – 15.30
Open Economy Society - makerspaces as paradigm for a new sustainable economy Chairman Andrea Cattabriga, Slow/d - Makers Modena Fablab Andrea Cattabriga - keynote Peter Troxler – the strategic impact of open IP management approaches Pieter Van Der Hijden, ICT-for-Development, gaming, making and learning expert – fab lab economic lifecycle Bertier Luyt, FabShop Saint Malo/ FabClub, Parigi – community as positive-economy maker

Open Innovation as frontier for public policies Chairman: Francesco Samoré, Scientific Director of the Fondazione Giannino Bassetti Damien Lanfrey, Italian Ministry of University and Research Renato Galliano, General Manager Department “Labour Policies, Economic Development and University”, Municipality of Milan Palma Costi, Minister for Productive Activities, Energy Plan, Green Economy of Emilia-Romagna Region


Great timing

London, UK

Design for Manufacturing summit #16
(3.00pm-9.00pm, June 9th)

3.00 pm - Doors open
Coffee + intro videos

4.00 - 4.40 pm - Panel 1
The new manufacturing ecosystem
Grit Hartung is a designer and researcher and a lecturer and tutor at Brunel University …
Benedict Dellot is a Senior Researcher at the RSA, a London-based think-tank.
Ande Gregson is co-founder of Fab Lab London.
Romain Kidd is the CEO of MyMiniFactory, the world’s largest curated object-sharing platform for 3D printing.

4.40 - 5.20 pm - Panel 2
Electronics design & manufacturing
Lawrence Archard moves prototypes into production. Typically high volume, cost sensitive items and labelled as M2M/IoT, they include cameras, bomb-sniffing bee houses and the BBC micro:bit.
Josh Liu is Managing Director at Koobe Global, a Foxconn affiliated company.
Mike Brojak is Marketing & Innovation leader at RS Components, democratising product design with the DesignSpark software that have disrupted the CAD industry.
Josh Elijah is co-founder of EngiMake, a startup developing a new generation of elegant open-source robots for makers, hobbyists and education.
Marc Barto is founder of hardware community London Arduino and an open hardware advocate.

5.20 - 6.00 pm -
Keynote Infor PLM
Neil Morby is PLM Sales lead for EMEA for Infor, a software company that is fundamentally changing the way information is published and consumed in the enterprise.
6.00 - 6.20 pm - Networking break
Drinks + networking

6.20 - 7.00 pm -
Keynote Proto Labs
Damian Hennessey is Commercial Director at Proto Labs, the world’s fastest injection moulding and CNC machining service.

7.00 - 8.00 pm - Panel 3
Product development
Stephen Frazer has over 30 years experience as a designer of innovative consumer electronic, plastic and professional business products for companies operating in Europe, Asia and North America.
Tim Burrell-Saward is Lead Designer at Sensible Object, a design studio based at Somerset House making games that combine physical and digital play.
Eujin Pei is the Course Director for the BSc Product Design and BSc Product Design Engineering at Brunel University London.
James Wilkinson is the founder of Makercase, a startup that is combining intelligent design with advanced logistics to offer access to tools and content as an on-demand service.
8.00 - 9.00 pm - Networking continues
Drinks + networking