IMA (Innovative Manufacturing in Africa) Kick-off

May 4, 2023

The 9 makerspace awardees presented their history, work and capabilities. We talked about the project, the phases of implementation and the timeline of the activities they will engage into:

  • Development of impact indicators and Research capacity building to show the impacts of makerspaces,
  • Distributed production of 200 items with 3 levels of growing complexity to prototype distributed manufacturing systems,
  • Research into Business Models for makerspaces.

The 9 makerspaces have demonstrated leadership, spaces and programs focusing on supporting women and girls in STEAM/STEM, education and training for other underrepresented and disadvantaged groups, entrepreneurial programs and capacity building. To learn more, the recording of the kick-off call is available on Youtube.

Follow the progress of the project and meet the awardees on the IOPA Forum.