Join us in the Critical Making Mentoring Programme 2022

The mentoring programme is open until the 31st of May. The program is open to innovators working in these 3 areas of innovation:

– Open Science Hardware
– Social Innovations
– Environmental Sustainability
Click here for more details and to apply and /or share with someone who should apply

Edukits: Merging 3D Printing and Education

‘Education is the most powerful tool that can be used to change the world’ — Nelson Mandela The Bridge the Gap training program is an ongoing initiative that was started by Kumasi Hive in partnership with GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit), Innovation Factory and e- skills for Girls. The Bridge the Gap program addresses the issue of the gender gap in […]

A laboratory of data and narratives in the favela

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data_labe is becoming an independent NGO. The lab, wich is part of GIG, is understanding how to be a civil and tech organization at the delicate moment for favela’s dwellers in Rio de Janeiro. Currently, the empowerment of young people coming from popular classes necessarily passes through the access, diffusion and production of information. The […]

Meet the new headquarters of LABxS (Lab Santista)

  [embedyt][/embedyt] Procomum Institute, one of our GIG associates in Brazil, present the headquarters of LABxS, Lab Santista, the citizen laboratory that is being implemented by them and that articulates a network of people, initiatives and infrastructures to promote the commons in the Baixada Santista region, southeast of Brazil. We are calling  to come […]


The South Sudan Open Knowledge and Innovation Hub “OPEN HARDWARE GUIDE” #OHG Following up on the 2016 “Let’s Go jHUB” programme, in collaboration with icebauhaus e.V. (Weimar, Germany), KAPITAL (Juba, South Sudan) and r0g_agency for open culture gGmbH (Berlin, Germany), the OPEN HARDWARE GUIDE (#OHG) is an outcome of the Open Tech and Repair Skills […]

GIG members as graphic novel characters

Two Global Innovation Gathering members were announced as cameos in an upcoming graphic novel about hacker and maker movement – Glider Ink. Samer Shawar from Palestinian VecBox and Nawres Arif from Iraqi Science Camp are going to share their prosthesis and interfacing expertise with fictional characters featured in the comic. We would like to help […]