Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)

The Global Innovation Gathering (GIG), a sub conference developed by re:publica, brings together innovation hub managers, makers, hackers and entrepreneurs from across the world. In the last three years GIG has become a central part of the conference programme, showcasing tech innovation and maker projects from Asia, Africa and Latin America. The GIG members have formed a strong community, exchanging information and expertise on innovation and maker issues throughout the year.

GIG was coming together for its 4th annual gathering and its members were taking over the #rpTEN stages on numerous occasions during the three re:publica days. Like last year, GIG also hosted the Makerspace at re:publica TEN.

GIG Event Programme

For its event programme, GIG presented another set of exciting projects, such the Nepalese Communitiere hub, which connects development aid and aid focused startups with people on the ground. The programme also covered current and global political developments in the world-wide maker scenes and discuss issued such as the high import taxes on hardware in Ethiopia and Brazil. Outside of re:publica, the GIG network is a leading forum to discuss hub-related issues, from inclusive community management to business models to sustainability, with other network members.

GIG Makerspace

The heart of GIG at #rpTEN was the makerspace, hosted in collaboration with re:publica and Autodesk. Autodesk is a key ally of the global maker movement and continually pushes innovation. It's a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software.

We were also supported by the local Berlin maker scene, represented by FabLab Berlin. They supplied some of their awesome machines, which gave re:publica visitors the chance to use 3D printers, mechanical knitting and laser cutters. The makerspace were also supported by Bürklin Elektronik and Arduino, both of which were kitting out the space with electronics and hardware – so there were plenty of materials to go around!

We were also really happy about our media partnership with Make:Magazin, which covered the GIG maker community.

Photo credit: re:publica/Jan Zappner (CC BY 2.0)

re:publica 2016

News #rpTEN

05/25/2016

New at re:publica TEN and already very successful: the re:fugee track. Check out what happened in our focus on migration and integration.

05/01/2016

The art collective Shared_Studios is setting up a Portal on the street just opposite of the re:publica. Have a chat with the world!

04/19/2016

This year we’re back with more tech, more makers, more workshops and some of the most interesting innovators, entrepreneurs and makers from across the globe! Learn more about our fab workshops.

03/08/2016

The Global Innovation Gathering will be coming together again for the 4th time at re:publica TEN. This sub-conference networks innovation hub managers, makers, hacker and business people from across the globe to present their projects and innovations.

 

Newsroom #rpTEN

05/17/2016

Kate Stone is an entrepreneur and a “creative scientist” who connects online with offline by using cardboard to generate music. Check out her video interview with volunteers from Bayerischer Rundfunk to see exactly how she does it.

05/02/2016

Controllers are part of every gaming console but only very few people know how they are build. Samer Shawar, founder of the first Palestinian hackerspace, was at the GIG Makerspace to show us how.

Sessions #rpTEN

04/28/2016
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Maker Space
05/04/2016 -
13:45 to 14:45
English
Workshop
Intermediate
04/19/2016
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Lightning Talks 2
05/03/2016 -
10:00 to 10:30
English
Lightning Talk
Intermediate
04/19/2016
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Stage 4
05/04/2016 -
12:30 to 13:30
English
Discussion
Intermediate
04/18/2016
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Stage 4
05/04/2016 -
11:15 to 12:15
English
Discussion
Intermediate
04/15/2016
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Stage 4
05/04/2016 -
17:30 to 18:30
English
Discussion
Intermediate
04/15/2016
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Stage 4
05/03/2016 -
16:15 to 17:15
English
Discussion
Beginner
04/13/2016
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Maker Space
05/03/2016 -
12:30 to 13:30
English
Workshop
Beginner
04/12/2016
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Maker Space
05/03/2016 -
10:00 to 11:00
English
Workshop
Beginner
04/11/2016
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Lightning Talks 1
05/03/2016 -
10:30 to 11:00
English
Lightning Talk
Beginner
04/08/2016
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Maker Space
05/03/2016 -
18:45 to 19:45
English
Action
Beginner
04/01/2016
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Maker Space
05/02/2016 -
16:00 to 17:00
English
Workshop
Beginner
04/01/2016
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Maker Space
05/03/2016 -
16:15 to 17:15
English
Workshop
Intermediate
03/30/2016
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Maker Space
05/04/2016 -
17:30 to 18:30
English
Workshop
Intermediate
03/30/2016
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Maker Space
05/03/2016 -
13:45 to 14:45
English
Talk
Intermediate
03/15/2016
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Maker Space
05/04/2016 -
11:15 to 12:15
English
Workshop
Beginner
03/14/2016
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Stage 4
05/04/2016 -
10:30 to 11:00
English
Talk
Beginner
03/03/2016
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Stage 4
05/04/2016 -
14:15 to 14:45
English
Discussion
Beginner
02/28/2016
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Maker Space
05/02/2016 -
11:00 to 12:00
English
Workshop
Beginner
02/08/2016
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Stage 4
05/04/2016 -
15:00 to 16:00
English
Talk
Intermediate
02/08/2016
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Maker Space
05/02/2016 -
18:30 to 19:30
English
Workshop
Intermediate
01/26/2016
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Maker Space
05/02/2016 -
13:30 to 14:30
English
Workshop
Beginner
01/25/2016
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Maker Space
05/04/2016 -
15:00 to 16:00
German
Workshop
Beginner
01/21/2016
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Maker Space
05/03/2016 -
11:15 to 12:15
English
Workshop
Beginner
01/12/2016
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Stage J
05/02/2016 -
16:00 to 17:00
English
Workshop
Beginner
01/10/2016
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Stage 8
05/02/2016 -
16:30 to 17:00
English
Talk
Intermediate
01/10/2016
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Maker Space
05/02/2016 -
12:15 to 13:15
English
Workshop
Beginner
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