News and announcements

September 19, 2022

The Open Know-Where Data Awards are back

The OKW Data Awards are back for round 2. By 2023, we want at least 150,000 machines and tools mapped leveraging the OKW standard. This will allow us to develop a key part of the infrastructure for distributed manufacturing. Do you know anyone who has mapped / or do you want to map manufacturing capabilities?

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September 16, 2022

mAkE at Maker Faire Barcelona — a hub of hubs by Andrew Lamb

Innovation Hubs are hubs for the growth of the maker movement, helping it to thrive and to flourish. Innovation Hubs are hubs for the growth of the maker movement, helping it to thrive and to flourish. In Europe, Barcelona stands out as a hub for hardware digital innovation hub innovators. It also plays host to the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalunya (IAAC).

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September 15, 2022

IOP September Community Call

This month’s Community call has a running theme around governance. Anna Sera Lowe the Chair of the governance task force will present: the "Governance Reboot" that is in progress. A new member of the Alliance Tiberius from Sensorica, will introduce themselves and the network they are a part of. ‍ ‍

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August 29, 2022

NGI DAPSI report phase 1

The Internet of Production (IOP) applied for the European Commission's Next Generation Internet (NGI) initiative Phase 1 of the research component of the proposed work kicked off in April. The report back to DAPSI on the research is available for your review.

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August 18, 2022

We Need Your Opinion! Survey for Maker Projects Data

The Internet of Production Alliance (IoPA) has received financing for R&D. DAPSI Phase 2 will test decentralized publishing of designs and documentation for manufacturing and fabrication projects with makers and partner platforms.

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July 14, 2022

IOPA Community

Launch of the community platform for the Internet of Production Alliance. The objective of the platform is to facilitate the open and simple participation of the IoPA community in the work of the Working Groups and Task Forces, as well as the initiation of conversations on any topic related to building the IOPA.

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July 13, 2022

Roles in Distributed Manufacturing by Anna Sera Lowe

In this blog post, Anna Sera Lowe, founder of Manufacturing Change, walks us through defining roles in distributed manufacturing.

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June 23, 2022

Celebrating 1-year of Mapping Local Manufacturing Capabilities with Open Know-Where

The IOP held a webinar on June 23 to mark the Okay Know-Where Standards' first anniversary. Attendees got up-to-date information on the OKW standard-based mapping effort in Somalia and Somaliland. They learned about the OKW award winners and participated in a breakout session on data utilization.

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May 5, 2022

Internet of Production webinar at the Global Digital Development Forum

This year The Global Digital Development Forum is focusing on three key areas of Locally-led Development, Climate Change and Emerging Technologies.

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March 3, 2022

Launch of the IOP Alliance Community Calls

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.

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