News and announcements

January 2, 2023

Electronics Component (IOP-EC) Scoping Report‍

IOP-EC Report‍ - The report, to share learnings from IoPA research that would inform the development of an electronics repairability standard and propose new concepts is now available!

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December 20, 2022

OKW Manufacturing World Map Data Awards

Do you know a person or organization that has mapped or wants to map manufacturing capabilities and could use some financial support to adapt or collect data? Following the use case application of the Open Know-Where standard in Round 1, we are now accepting nominations and applications for the next round of the Decentralized Manufacturing World Map Data Awards!

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November 10, 2022

Portability of Know-How -> 10 months of R&D funded by Sloan Foundation and NGO DAPSI

Funding for the proposal “Owning your own work, no matter where you publish: portability and interoperability of hardware designs through new Open Know-How standards and tools” was awarded in early 2022, by the European Commission’s Next Generation Internet (NGI) initiative for the Data Portability and Services Incubator (DAPSI).

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November 9, 2022

Community Call: Open Know-How DAPSI ROUND 2

We will be holding an IOPA Community Call on November 9th during which Technical Lead Max Wardeh and Research and Community Engagement Lead Sarah Hutton will discuss the research findings and tooling development work from DAPSI Phase 2 and show you what’s been built in support of decentralized publishing and data conversion and mapping.

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October 19, 2022

Sarah Hutton joins the team

The IOP Alliance is delighted to announce the recruitment of Sarah Hutton as Research and Community Engagement Lead. Sarah's work is focused on developing a thematic community around the People and Skills specifications necessary in distributed manufacturing. She brings with her the network and experience in open hardware, makerspaces and fabrication.

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October 17, 2022

Fab17 - Design and Making for a Regenerative Economy

Members of the more than 2,000 Fab Labs around the world get together once a year to talk shop, network, and form communities based on their shared passions for digital manufacturing, technological advancement, and creative problem solving.

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September 21, 2022

Round 1: Open Know-Where Data Award Winners

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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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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