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Abhishek BALI, 3DEXPERIENCE LAB - Dassault Systèmes, North America Manager

An appreciation of how distributed manufacturing is driving the world towards an Industry Renaissance that further expands the scope of Industry 4.0 revolution as it involves both machine and man in new and evolved avatars of synergies. Against this background, we will map how Dassault Systèmes is fueling this phenomenon across multiple streams/ geographies

Christian VILLUM (Danish Design Centre)
How to use strategic design to build the open source hardware business models of the future?

In Denmark, 10 companies have started exploring new business models for open source manufacturing in a design-sprint program called REMODEL funded by the Danish government. In this talk, lead of the program and Program Director of Danish Design Centre, Christian Villum, will share the concrete learnings and showcase concrete open source hardware business strategies and models developed by the companies, which come from traditional industries such as furniture, water pump systems, industrial cutting tools and chemical products, and range from startups and SME-size to some of Denmarks largest corporations such as Novozymes and Grundfos.

MAKE SMTHNG - How makers can help save the planet.

In 2017 Greenpeace, partnered with Shareable, Fashion Revolution and thousands of makers, repairers, chefs, designers, influencers and community spaces around the world to hold the world’s first ever MAKE SMTHING Week. The objective? Create a yearly international festival of making to challenge the consumerist culture that is destroying our planet, has cut quality time spent with family and friends and replaced skills and resourcefulness with shopping.

For the first edition of MAKE SMTHNG Week more than 15,000 people took part in almost 200 events in cities across 33 countries and 6 continents. There were upcycling workshops, urban agriculture courses, homemade cosmetics classes, electronics repair spaces, lectures and even a demonstration on how to make food waste smoothies!

A now annual event, MAKE SMTHING Week aims to create a unique social experience to bring people together to learn from, exchange and interact with their role models and people in their communities as well as offering practical, easy first steps on how to “MAKE SMTHNG - buy nothing”.

We believe that together we can take actions and find solutions to step out of this wasteful model of unsustainable over-consumption and give our beautiful planet a break. Instead of focusing on what’s wrong with the system we are building a new one  - inspiring people to make the most of what we already own by sharing, caring for and repairing our goods and through making and doing it ourselves, transform them into something new and awesome – together!

Build on the success of 2017, the next challenge for MAKE SMTHNG Week will be to see how we can help strengthen the social fabric of our cities, bringing together a wide array of allies, experts, communities and grassroots initiatives to enable networking, skill exchange and new relationships. We will also be asking the question of how through creative action and courageous activism we can to ensure a lasting shift in our consumerist society through longer-term political change.

We believe the Fab City Summit is the perfect opportunity to share the learnings and vision of this project with a community of like-minded, innovative people working together to create a new model and find solutions to create more sustainable, healthier and happier cities. This is also a chance to bridge the gap between innovation, smart cities, and social change.

Design for transformation - Revolution through collaboration

Fab City promises a new urban model where citizens are empowered to master their own destiny. It aims to enable the development of resilient and sustainable cities and city life. Though once we realize that the major part of current workforce was born, raised and educated in a non-digital world and still remembers what it was like to not be connected, we understand that despite our good intentions we are an inherent part of the old systems we try to change. So where do we start? What first steps can we take? How do we How do we enable ourselves to not become victims of new systems again but take ownership over them? How do we create a movement? Since ten years Waag (1994) is home to Fab Lab Amsterdam. Waag operates at the intersection of science, technology, and the arts, focusing on technology as an instrument of social change, and guided by the values of fairness, openness, and inclusivity. Karen will share key insights on how to get things moving comming from one basic principle: revolution comes through collaboration.

Christina Rebel, WikiFactory
Open Design

What could a global community of designers, engineers, makers, technologists and other creative problem solvers achieve, if open and distributed collaboration on design and hardware were as streamlined as it is for software?

At Wikifactory, we’ve been thinking about how to take proven collaboration methodologies from the open source software world (version controlled files and documentation, contribution logs, issue tracking etc) and contextualise them to the process of designing and rapidly prototyping products.

Join us for a quick sneak peek of our platform, and a discussion around the premise, "the circular economy starts with [open] product design".

Julie Colin , CivicWise
Glocal Fab

The use of numerical control machines (CNC) in woodworking, allowing the production of wooden elements starting from vectorized drawings, has been a major breakthrough in carpentry field.
The digitalization of machinery opens many possibilities: sharing plans through the Internet, collaborating online in the development of models, producing models in any place disposing of the machinery.

Beyond the technical aspects, a cultural transformation is underway, seeking to better grasp these new opportunities: self-organised laboratories, exchanging experiences communities, open design networks, innovative regulations, etc. However, it is still difficult to address this transformation in all FabLabs and training centers, due to a lack of tools and specific methodologies.

The aim of Glocal Fab is to promote knowledge exchange and methods development in order to boost the ongoing cultural transformation in the digital woodworking environment.

Glocal Fab is promoting the creation a Pedagogical Support Guide for collaborative work. The network is also developing an European Web Platform for students of woodworking with CNC machinery.

In this context, the CivicWise international network acts as the connecting agent and puts together a strategic association of organizations with different experiences and capabilities, all of them being involved in different aspects of cultural innovation.

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Abhishek BALI

North America Manager, 3DEXPERIENCE LAB - Dassault Systèmes
I manage the North American operations of Dassault Systemes's Startup Accelerator and Open Innovation program, 3DEXPERIENCE Lab. The Accelerator is focused on incubating early- to mid-stage startup companies around the space of Life and Nature that can potentially shift the scales... Read More →
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Architect and programmist, co-founder, CivicWise Paris
Particularly interested in the relocalization of  production into dense urban fabric, and how to build and produce locally, I’ve been studying how to scale FabLab logic and circular economy to a urban level, on the territory of the Paris Region, with Fab City Grand Paris. Involved... Read More →
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Programme Developer Fab City & Maker Education, Waag
As social engineer and strategic thinker Karen is attracted to challenges that do not have one predetermined path or outcome, yet. Her focus is on creating dynamics and systems that have a transformative impact. Karen started her career in the one creative sector that experienced... Read More →
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Christina REBEL

Co-founder and Chief Growth Officer, Wikifactory
A serial social entrepreneur committed to unleashing the creative ingenuity of people to solve major world challenges. Working at the intersection of digital fabrication, technology, and sustainability for over a decade. Co-creating initiatives with institutions (EU, UN), companies... Read More →
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Co-Founder MAKE SMTHNG, Greenpeace / MAKE SMTHNG
As Global Comms Lead for Greenpeace's Detox my Fashion campaign, I have been campaigning for a toxic-free future for fashion that eliminates hazardous chemicals from all steps of the supply chain. But due to fast fashion and overconsumption, we are facing a bigger challenge: a wasteful... Read More →
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Christian VILLUM

Director of Digital & Future Thinking, Danish Design Centre
Driven by a keen interest in exploring new boundaries for strategic design, Christian Villum’s work as Director of Digital & Future Thinking at the Danish Design Centre examines new ideas in the span between technology and design thinking. With a background in maker technology... Read More →

Friday July 13, 2018 10:45 - 12:45 CEST
Cité des Sciences Library - CINEMA