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

Internet of Production webinar at the Global Digital Development Forum

May 5, 2022

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 22.4.20

Apr 20, 2022

This OKW meeting was held on 20th of April with the key objective of sharing status updates and developing a roadmap for the standard. Key highlights included; OKW Data awards launch and the two awardees, pathways of validation/maintenance of collected data, processes of maintaining the standard itself and strengthening adoption of the standard. The next meeting is scheduled for May 18th.

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Open Know-How Adoption Working Group meeting

Apr 12, 2022

The OKH (Open Know How) Working Group held its monthly meeting on the 22nd of April and discussed: milestones achieved thus far, Brainstormed on the renewed scope for the Working Group and set the next steps for the group which include: interviewing initial adoption WG members to support in the DAPSI research plan which will be conducted by Sarah Hutton.

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OKH Processes Working Group Meeting

Mar 23, 2022

The 'Open Know-How' launched its first meeting in 2022 on February 25th. This was the opportunity to establish three workstreams and corresponding working groups: development and maintenance, adoption, and processes. As a follow-up, the OKH Working Group held its first workstream on processes on the 22nd of March 2022. It was agreed that this working group would address the overall processes for the IOPA standards not only for the OKH discoverability standard, and that the working group shall remain working in the open with transparency.

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Internet of Production Alliance Community Call

Mar 22, 2022

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

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'. This was the opportunity to establish three workstreams and corresponding working groups: development and maintenance, adoption, and processes. A calendar for the year was agreed upon.

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Launching the OKW Data awards!

Dec 24, 2021
Feb 1, 2022

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
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
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

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
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

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

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 ( 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:

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Webinar: Local manufacturing is Going Global

Apr 28, 2021

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

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
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
Internet Conference in Berlin

Makernet: international development by means of the fourth Industrial Revolution

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