|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).|
Since 2013 Fab Lab Barcelona at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia has developed platforms such as Fablabs.io, the online social network and official platform of the global Fab Lab Network, where Fab Labs are mapped, knowledge is shared, projects are developed and where the community discuss these topics. After this successful initiative, the Creative Europe Programme has contributed to further consolidate this project which now wants to step forward and focus on building a Distributed Design Market (DDM) platform across Europe for makers and designers based on the fablabs network idea.
The DDMP platform aims to strengthen a creative community of more than 10.000 registered users who are fabricators, artists, scientists, engineers, educators, students, amateurs, professionals, ages 5 to 75+, located in more than 40 countries in more than 1000 Fab Labs. The Platform aims at promoting and improving the connection of makers and designers with the market (Maker to Market).
Its main objectives are 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; 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 as well as to enhance the creation of work and of financially sustainable business activities by makers and designers.