Olabi innovation hub promotes a toolkit to encourage diversity in companies.

i’s digital toolkit aims to guide and help CEOs, managers, administrators and human resource leaders to adopt policies focused on incorporating diversity in their companies.

GIG@35C3. Hacking Diversity at a Hacker Congress.

In December 2018, we managed to gig up rp:Accra and just a week later also 35C3. It has been an intense time – but totally worth it! What is 35C3? The Chaos Communication Congress is an annual conference organized by the Chaos Computer Club, Europe’s largest association of hackers. The congress features a variety of […]

Announcing DOTS 2021!


It is finally that time of the year! Although we could not physically gather anywhere after 2019, we did gather virtually in many events, and also during the weekly GIG team calls. We know the reality of meeting online is not exactly what we want – but we’re also preparing to meet again physically in […]

Re:publica ’21 Sessions GIG – DDMP

Re:publica Sessions GIG – DDMP We are excited to announce that this year the Global Innovation Gathering will be hosting a pre-publica programme on May 20th together with the Distributed Design Europe Network. The programme is going to feature makers and innovators from around the world showcasing their work and discussion current topics  Whether virtual […]

We are what we create together

Global Innovation Gathering (GIG) is a vibrant, diverse community of innovation hubs, makerspaces, hackerspaces and other grassroots innovation community spaces alongside individual innovators, makers, technologists and changemakers. How? GIG is pursuing a new vision for global cooperation based on equality, openness and sharing. We aim to enable more diversity in the production of technology, and […]

Four Careables members have been chosen as Global Community Bio Fellows!

We are proud of our Careables members that were chosen for the Global Community Bio Fellowship 2020! Some of our lovely Careables members were chosen for the Global Community Bio Fellowship 2020 – an initiative at MIT Media Lab! Our congrats go to:ARAVINTH PANCH, DreamSpace Academy, Batticaloa, Sri LankaSTEPHANIE OKEYO, Under The Microscope, Nairobi, KenyaJAIKSANA SORO, Platform Africa, Arua city, UgandaMowoh Azong […]


Co-designing Citizen Social Science for Collective Action The CoAct project aims to position and demonstrate the scientific relevance and social impact of citizen social science, which connotes a radically participatory approach where citizens are considered in-the-field experts and co-researchers. The different Research and Innovation (R&I) actions that will be developed within the project will engage […]

#BorgaLife: Our Innovators and Migration project is coming to a close

Over the course of the past six months we implemented our project “Young Innovators: Using Digital Media to inform about Regular and Irregular Migration Issues”. Together with our partner organisations Kumasi Hive, Impact Hub Accra and Wikimedia Ghana User Group and with the support of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, we aimed at improving […]

The Optics of the Commons

“The commons is what gives meaning to our existence” Kum’tum Akroá-Gamella, from the Akroá-Gamella people, state of Maranhão, northeast of Brazil. We believe that the commons, in its multiple perspectives, is an essential kaleidoscope concept for facing this historic moment of hopelessness, in Brazil and in the world. The Optics of the Commons series brings […]

Ideas in Motion

GIG founder Geraldine de Bastion and Annemarie Botzki, Co-Founder/CEO at Rocsun, write about innovations, open technologies and ideas like a climate solutions network as part of their reflections for the “Extinction Rebellion” movement that is currently engaged in their International Rebellion in more than 60 cities across the globe. Emission: net zero. That means a […]