Level #3 digital networks
Identification of the requirements of a digital network, resources, and tools to network makespaces and others (manufacturers, retailers, suppliers, support networks, investors, educational institutions, research centres, material resources, waste management, communities) in relation to small scale manufacturing within an online community of business, social and marketplace networks.
WHAT WE HAVE DONE
We are undertaking relevant research into digital networks and scoping activity and interesting people and projects working within this space and that could inform both the symposium and possibly be interested in submitting an application to run a feasibility study.
WHAT WE ARE DOING
We have started to consider our speakers and participant line up for this level, and are planning the symposium in January 2016. You can book your tickets here.
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WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO
At the symposium, we will launch the call for feasibility studies at this level.
The call for feasibility studies will be open for 3 weeks and we will select one study to fund based on the criteria outlined and the challenges highlighted in discussions and presentations at the symposium.
The Feasibility Study at the Digital Network level is anticipated to be an investigation into the role makespaces can play in re-distributed manufacturing by building connections between manufacturing businesses, creatives and others at a grassroots level via digital network.
The initial scoping work and symposium will inform the study selection.
Proposals will be limited to 4 pages covering track record, background, objectives, workplan, and potential impact. You can see the call for level 1 here.