For the first time in Europe, Maker Faire, the most important fair from the makers world, comes to Rome, curated by Massimo Banzi, Arduino founder and Riccardo Luna, based on a project organized and promoted by Asset-Camera e Tecnopolo in collaboration with Arduino and Make.
Asset Camera è l’Azienda Speciale della C.C.I.A.A. di Roma nata con il compito di organizzare e gestire servizi per favorire l’innovazione e lo sviluppo del sistema imprenditoriale.www.assetcamera.it. Il sistema dei Tecnopoli è stato ideato con l’obiettivo di realizzare aree organizzate capaci di attrarre iniziative imprenditoriali ad alto contenuto tecnologico, al fine di migliorare e qualificare lo sviluppo e l’occupazione nell’area romana. www.tecnopolo.it
The Maker Faire is the largest exhibition in the world dedicated to the innovation, creativity and enterprise, an event for families and lovers of the “do it yourself” spirit but also the celebration of the Makers movement the Maker Faire performance is not a competition, it makes visible projects and ideas that are often born in a garage or in a kitchen table. The sharing of ideas among creative people. For the first time an European Edition will be organized independently.
Maker Fair Rome is a rare and unmissable chance to be in contact with an impressive number of makers and production studio based in Italy and Europe (you can check the whole list of makers selected by an international call that lasted about 5 months ) here: http://www.makerfairerome.eu/meet-the-exhibitors/ and to have a precise idea of who are – and which is their impact on new economoies and production strategies – of those defined by the Fair itself as “technological hobbyist of the 21st century, with a strong passion for technology, design, art, sustainability, alternative business models, sharing their interests on online communities, dreaming of inventing self-made products, to live through their own inventions.”.
Maker Fair Rome is a big fair for products and innovative products, but also an important calendar of events, workshops, educational program, exhibitions of geek.art, startups presentations. The whole program of events is reported here: http://www.makerfairerome.eu/il-programma/
The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2013 celebrated its eighth annual show with some 900 makers and 120,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in three years to 500+ makers and 55,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Newcastle (UK),Rome, and Tokyo are the home of “featured” 2013 Maker Faires (200+ makers), and community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world.