Gig @ re:publica’22 is here!

GIG @ re:publica ‘22 is finally happening in-person (after 2 years of not being able to) and we couldn’t be more excited! This year’s festival with the “Any way the wind blows” happens on 8-10 June, at Arena Berlin & Festsaal Kreuzberg Yay for the Makerspace! The Makerspace is happening at re:publica 2022 and as […]

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 […]

GIG @ re:publica Accra 2018

re:publica Accra, the very first re:publica conference held in Africa, took place on 14-15th December 2018 at the Trade Centre in Accra, Ghana and was attended by over 2000 people from 32 countries. 1st @republica in Africa was a blast. More than 2000 attendees came to Ghana to debate the rising digital society. 274 spokesperson, […]

GIG @re:publica Accra

Under the motto “next level” re:publica is going to Accra and so is GIG! The two-day festival will gather the digital society in Accra, Ghana.  As in Berlin you can expect mind blowing talks, hands-on workshops, art installations, an innovation marketplace, four themed lounges and an evening and party program. Through our the Through the CfP re:publica […]


I just arrived this week back home from my last visit to Berlin, attending to this year’s editions of re:publica and the Global Innovation Gathering (GIG) Network annual meeting. This is my second year in both events and again it was a reinvigorating experience. Here some comments about it. re:publica had its usual packed program with talks, workshops, […]

GIG @ re:publica 2018

“We are what we create together” re:publica #18 is happening again and we are excited that a vibrant, diverse community of innovators joined for the 6th Global Innovation Gathering (GIG). The GIG network brings perspectives from across the world to Europe’s leading conference on the Internet and society. Every year since 2013 the Global Innovation […]

GIG@re:connecting Europe 2017

In 2017 the re:publica team came up with an ambitious project to take the idea of re:publica further: Activists, scientists, hackers, entrepreneurs, NGOs, journalists, social media and marketing experts gathered in Dublin and Thessaloniki to debate the future of the information society in Europe. With re:connecting EUROPE, we aim to promote the development of a Europe-wide network of […]

#Labmobile on tour to Greece

Our sparkling Big Blue #Labmobile is on it’s way to Greece together with a fabulous team: its creator Vicy, Communitere and FabLab Siegen. Follow @labmobil   Wrapping up Berlin Maker Faire, Big Blue is ready for her 9 day 2000km road trip to Greece. #NationalWeekofMaking #WorldRefugeeDay #WeAreCommunitere #mfb17 @greececommunitere A post shared by Doc North (@docnorth) on […]

GIG #rp17 Closing Dinner at c-base

Originally published at For the fifth year, the Global Innovation Gathering (GIG) was held in Berlin, Germany. ​As with every year, it was tied to the infamous re:publica conference that takes place in early May.  The conference focuses on internet & society, which ties perfectly to the booking innovation sector in what is called in development […]

Towards an IoT from the Masses

re:publica is Europe’s largest and most inspiring conference on internet and digital society. It attracts to Berlin over 7000 participants to discuss, in a 500 hours program with more than 850 speakers, themes and topics concerning our interconnected society and creates a space for bloggers, politicians, scientists, business people, artists and activists to come together. […]