Events

You will find here both the Internet of Production Alliance membership meetings and events we host or participate in. We organize and attend events and conferences all around the world. We are always excited to meet and talk to old friends or meet new people that are interested in what we do. Take a look where we were or where we are heading to.

Upcoming Events

There are no planned events at the moment.

Past events

mAkE workshop in Cape Town

Nov 21, 2022
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Nov 23, 2022

The Africa Makerspace Gathering is taking place in Cape Town! Makers, innovators, STEM enthusiasts, and makerspaces across Africa will convene at the 4th Edition of the Africa Makerspace Gathering to discuss the future of makerspaces in Africa. The three-day program will include interesting hardware workshops, panel talks, co-creation sessions, and several morse code sessions.

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Community call: Open Know-How DAPSI Round 2

Nov 9, 2022
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Nov 9, 2022

On November 9th, 12:30 - 1:30UTC, Technical Lead Max Wardeh and Research and Community Engagement Lead Sarah Hutton will hold an IOPA Community Call to share the research findings and tooling development work from DAPSI Phase 2.

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IOPA, October Community Call: Round 1: Open Know-Where Data Award Winners

Oct 26, 2022
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Join us on October 26th at 13:00UTC to hear more from the awardees of round 1 during our October IOPA Community call. David and Ronald will be interviewed by the community and tell us more about their work testing the OKW data standard.

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Bali Fab Fest: Designing Emergent Realities

Oct 22, 2022
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Oct 22, 2022

The annual Fab City Summit brings together city leaders, enthusiasts, industry and policy-makers to debate and explore innovations in 21st century cities. It is a chance for new Network members to pledge to join, and existing members to exchange learnings.

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Launch of the Internet of Production Alliance community platform Webinar

Jul 14, 2022
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Jul 14, 2022

If navigating the IOPA tools and communication channels seems overwhelming, we’ve got you!

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Mapping Local Manufacturing Capabilities with the OKW Data Standard - 1 year review.

Jun 23, 2022
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Jun 23, 2022

Join us to celebrate the work accomplished since the launch of the Open Know-Where data standard.

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Exploring IOP Standard(s) for Contracting - Discovery call

Jun 22, 2022
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Aug 22, 2022

A discovery call took place on June 22nd. This paves the way for a scoping exercise on the topic of contracting in an Internet of Production.

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Open Know-How Maintenance Working Group

Jun 9, 2022
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Jun 9, 2022

The Maintenance WG was held on the 9th June. The discussion centered around the review of change of proposals, updates from the DAPSI accelerator program which Okay Know-How Maintenance is a part of, standard documentation conversation, change of request options.

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Open Know-How Maintenance Working Group

May 12, 2022
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May 5, 2022

In this meeting, the discussions centered around the scope of work, governance, and electing a new chair for the WG.

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Open Know-How Adoption Meeting

May 10, 2022
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May 10, 2022

The meeting focused on discussing the DAPSI research plan that will be conducted. This included preliminary conversations to be held, and anticipated dates for commencing interviews.

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Internet of Production webinar at the Global Digital Development Forum

May 5, 2022
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The Global Digital Development Forum returns on May5th. Join us there for a conversation with innovators and researchers who are flipping the globalized manufacturing paradigm: building local or regional platforms linking designers, buyers, and manufacturers.

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Open Know-Where Working Group Meeting

Apr 20, 2022
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The key objective of the meeting was sharing status updates and developing a roadmap for the standard.

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Open Know-How Adoption Working Group Meeting

Apr 12, 2022
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This meeting covered: Milestones achieved thus far, brainstormed on the renewed scope for the Working Group and set the next steps for the group.

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Open Know-How Processes Working Group Meeting

Mar 23, 2022
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This meeting focussed on the overall processes of the IOPA Standard including the processes of agreeing on the release of the new standards.

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Internet of Production Alliance Community Call

Mar 22, 2022
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The theme of the first community call is: Meet the new IOP Alliance members Each month, the community call will be the opportunity for the IOP Alliance (IOPA) members to come together to discuss topics of interest to the Internet of Production, to meet or reconnect with each other, to share updates about your work and projects, and for the IOPA team to present initiatives of the Alliance. For our first edition, we will be opening the stage for two of the newest members of the alliance. Please sign-up below to receive the meeting link.

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Open Know-How Working Group Meeting

Feb 25, 2022
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The first Open Know-How working group meeting of 2022 was held on February 25th. The meeting brought together the community involved in drafting and supporting the open standard for 'Discoverability' in the 'Designs & Documentation' family of the Internet of Production Alliance standards, which is referred to as 'Open Know-How'.

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Internet of Production Community Calls

Jan 1, 2022
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Community calls are a way for members of the IOP Community and anyone interested in the IOP to engage in a range of conversations and share information about the IOP and other topics. 

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Introducing the OKW Data awards!

Dec 24, 2021
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Announcing the Open Know-Where Data awards: Do you know a person or organisation that has mapped or wants to map manufacturing capabilities and could use some financial support to adapt their data to the Open Know-Where standard? Nominate them today!

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IOP Alliance office hours

Dec 15, 2021
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Dec 15, 2021
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Introducing Internet of Production Alliance office hours! Please join the IOP Alliance team for an open chat, to get to know us, to introduce yourself, to get updates on the workplan, to pitch an idea... Bring a cup of something warm if it's that time of the day, we'll welcome the company! We will be live for an hour on Wednesday 15th: 09:30 UTC

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GOSH December 2021 Community Call: Internet of Production Alliance

Dec 12, 2021
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Dec 3, 2021

Presentation on the Internet of Production Alliance by Barbara Schack, followed by a discussion with community members. Presented at the December 2021 GOSH Community Call.

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Linux Foundation OSS Panel Discussion: Stories of Open Hardware in an Internet of Production

Nov 11, 2021
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Panel Discussion: Stories of Open Hardware in an Internet of Production - Barbara Schack, Internet of Production Alliance; Rawaa K. Abdulwahhab, Field Ready; Christina Rebel, Wikifactory; Emilio Velis, Appropedia foundation

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Tecnologías abiertas: de los diseños a la producción distribuida

Sep 7, 2021
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SIDI 2021, UNSAM Argentina

En la SIDI* 2021, IOPA participó en el panel: Diseño y producción abiertos y distribuidos: ecosistemas de innovación que conectan industria, academia y sociedad civil y su impacto. Hablemos de construcción colaborativa de estándares para la manufactura distribuida. La Semana de la Investigación, el Desarrollo y la Innovación de la UNSAM

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IoPA at FabCity Montreal: Where to make? Introducing the Open Know-Where data standard

Aug 14, 2021
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FabCity

At FabCity Montreal, Internet of Production Alliance, presented the newly published OKW standard. The panel told use-cases of the standard already in use in Uganda and Iraq, and the ideas it has sparked for mapping in Somalia/Somaliland, and preparing for manufacturing leaps in France.

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IoPA at Fab16 - Open Know-How

Aug 8, 2021
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Fab16

This workshop was hosted at Fab16 Montreal. It presented the alliance and the data standards it has released so far, then moved to a hands-on workshop digging into one of these initiatives: the Open Know-How (openknowhow.org/) documentation standard. During the workshop, we learnt how to make OKH Manifest files and use them to document and evaluate medical designs for COVID-19 around the web. We used this information to learn how to effectively discover, compare and select the best projects from a list of devices. We explore the possibility to apply Open Know-How within the maker community. Event link at Fab16: https://live.fablabs.io/posts/16045423

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Webinar: Local manufacturing is Going Global

Apr 28, 2021
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Online

The Internet of Production Alliance is pleased to invite you to the launch webinar of Open Know-Where, a new open data model to help share data about manufacturing capabilities online. We are starting at 4 pm BST (GMT+1)

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FabXLive: Open Know-How

Jul 28, 2020
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Online

This workshop focused on how to effectively document and evaluate redundant projects. We will focus on projects created during the COVID-19 pandemic over the past 3-4 months.

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IoP summit at Techfestival.

Sep 5, 2019
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Sep 7, 2019
Copenhagen, Denmark

This summit is part of Techfestival: a 3-day festival in Copenhagen with 200+ events on humans and technology.

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re:publica: Global Innovation Gathering

May 3, 2016
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Internet Conference in Berlin

Makernet: international development by means of the fourth Industrial Revolution

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