Il 6 e 7 marzo 2017 si terrà a Firenze il kick-off meeting del progetto Erasmus OD&M - A knowledge Alliance between HEIs (istituti di istruzione superiore), makers and manufacturers to boost Open Design & Manufacturing in Europe, capofila DIDA – Dipartimento di Architettura, Università di Firenze, OD&M develops an Alliance between HEIs, traditional manufacturers and innovation communities of digital-savvy makers, in order to set up a trust-based  framework (able to generate knowledge and capacity conducive to:

  • For HEIs, the increased (aumentare) capacity to prepare the next generation of designers and manufacturers, following approaches inspired by the maker movement;

  • For traditional manufacturers, the increased awareness of the innovation potential rooted in Open Manufacturing for greater sustainability and competitiveness, and new partnerships and collaborations with HEIs and innovation communities;

  • For makers and Open manufacturing enterprises, the reinforcement and further development of their identity as a sector able to offer new jobs and entrepreneurship.

  • To achieve such goals, OD&M will focus on the construction, piloting, evaluation and uptake of a capacity-building programme that would allow the 3 actors to engage in the process, to operate with mutual benefit, and to generate knowledge and capacity to fully embed Open Manufacturing in the triangle.