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Distributed Design Market Platform (DDMP)

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EU Project Distributed Design Market Platform – DDMP (2017-2022*)
Description The platform aims to further develop Fablabs.io Network by promoting and improving the connection of makers and designers with the European market.
EU Call Creative Europe Programme
Total Funding 500,000 € (amount for 2017-2018 period)
*This EU project has an expected duration of 48 months, but it is renewed every 12 months
IAAC Department Fab City Research Lab
Partners Fab City Grand Paris (FR), Pakhuis de Zwijger (NL), HappyLab (AT), Polifactory – Politecnico di Milano (IT), Machines Room (UK), P2P Lab (EL), Republica (DE), Dansk Design Center (DK), Fab lab Berlin (DE), Fab Lab Budapest (HU), Innovation Center Iceland (IS), Foreningen Maker (DK).

The Distributed Design Market Platform (DDMP) is a Creative Europe project that aims to foster the development and recognition of emerging European Maker and Design culture by supporting makers, their mobility and circulation of their work, providing them with international opportunities and highlighting the most outstanding talent. DDMP acts as key exchange and networking platform for the European Maker movement.  The initiative aims at promoting and improving the connection of makers and designers with the market (Maker to Market):

  • foster the development and recognition of emerging European Maker and Design culture by supporting makers, their mobility and circulation of their work, providing them with international opportunities and highlighting the most outstanding talent;
  • improve the connections among makers, designers and the market, providing thus tools, strategies, guides, contents, education, events, networks in order to enable them to commercialize their creations;
  • stimulate and develop a genuine Europe-wide programming of Maker activities in order to contribute to the development of a vibrant and diverse European Maker and Design culture that can be experienced by a broad range of audience across Europe and beyond;
  • stimulate the creation of work and of financially sustainable business activities by makers and designers;
  • develop and manage a label awarding and recognizing Europe-wide makers and designers projects and initiatives in order to recognize and promote the excellence at European scale;
  • promote the role of Europe in the cultural sector and its connection with the development and coordination of global platforms, networks, supply chains.

The Plataform will improve the connections among makers, designers and the market, providing thus tools, strategies, guides, contents, education, events, networks in order to enable them to commercialize their creations. The DDMP seeks to strength the creative community of Fablabs.io, the online social network of the international Fab Lab community with more than 13.000 registered users located in more than 40 countries and in more than 1.200 Fab Labs.