mAkE is African-European wide consortium project focusing on makerspaces as key drivers for local digital innovation. It aims at establishing mutual relationships and sustainable networks between African and European Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs).

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The mAkE Concept

The core concept of mAkE is to equip African and European hardware makerspaces and their members with relevant skills, infrastructures and regulation in order to support local businesses in implementing local digital innovation.

The goal is to help them to collaborate and scale up to become financially sustainable.

The Internet of Production Alliance is proud to be contributing towards this goal by enabling decentralized, local manufacturing to create new local value chains and business models.

Business Models

Led by Manufacturing Change, an IOP Alliance member, the work on business models will result in:

Open Catalogue of Business Models

The Open Catalogue of Business Models is available at

Webinars on Business Models

A webinar series to present business models for makerspaces and makers.

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Technical Innovation

The IOP Alliance will create the following open specifications, tools and systems enabling makers and makerspaces across Africa and Europe to form a distributed manufacturing network.

Tools for identifying people and skills (2022-2024)

A Specification for Skills will be developed, which will form the prototype of a Maker Passport.

Specification for Skills
Map of Machines (2022-2023)

500 makerspaces and local manufacturers across Africa and Europe will be added to the IOP global map of machines.

Add your machines
Tools for Distributed Contracting (2023-2024)

A report on the requirements for distributed contracting will be published, a template for a distributed contract will be tested and a digital distributed system will be prototyped.

Useful links

People and Skills Specification (PSS) is currently in beta. The final version is expected in June 2023.

People and Skills Specification

World map of manufacturing developed under the Open Know-Where initiative.

Map of Machines

Webinar series on Business Models.

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