MAKE a difference – The Challenge 2017

The OpenLab Hamburg, the Helmut Schmidt University and the Arab-German Young Academy would like to invite the community of FabLab in the BeNeLux to the idea challenge ‘Make A Difference’.

Make A Difference is planned to get affluent participation from designers, hobbyists, tinkerers, DIYers, makers, engineers, and students from around the world. Make A Difference is opened to everyone. However, all participants must be at least 18 years old.

We would also like to point out that Make A Difference is an open source project, protected under the creative commons (CC BY 4.0 licence). Make A Difference aims at enhancing openness and knowledge exchange between FabLabs, firms, engineers, designers, students, makers, and other technology developers to use the full potential of FabLabs and increase the visibility of FabLabs.

Make A Difference will be focused on ideas that provide solutions that are of social and ecological impact. Moreover, Make A Difference will provide an opportunity for nine (9) selected participants from around the world to develop their ideas into physical products by visiting our fabrication laboratory (OLab Hamburg) for a weeklong development workshop.

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Deadline for submissions: 1st of June, 2017.