Open Know-How

What you need to know how to make things.

Open Know-How is an initiative of Internet of Production. We bring together open hardware organisations and individuals setting new standards to expand knowledge, enable collaboration, and accelerate innovation in research, design and manufacturing.

With more know-how, more people will make more things. This is how we make it happen…

Take a look at the projects
published under our manifest:

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knowledge sharing

Distribute open, shareable, low-cost designs to advance science, inspire innovation and save lives.

open standards

Define open standards and specifications to make knowledge sharing fast, easy and accessible to all.


Inspire individuals to become real-world makers, and enable a thriving environment of innovation.


Better designs created by all, shared with all. Step-by-step, industry-standard open hardware recipes to recreate, build on, or adapt as required.


Instant instructions to make anything as, when and where needed. Search for open hardware, regardless of where it resides.


Documents publishable in multiple formats. Cohesive data standards that are easy to use, freeing up time to make more things and help more people.


Write once, circulate everywhere. Faster publishing with maximum reach, speeding up research and reproduction.

Channels and resources

Open Know-How is supported by

Our members