Ten years ago, innovators and hub managers from across the world convened at re:publica for the first time at the Global Innovation Lounge. That became the first stepping stone in a story of global collaboration. Ten years later, GIG is an international NGO that has created a new, democratic and value based approach for international cooperation and technology creation.
Today, GIG supports the work of its 155 members in 47 countries. GIG facilitates global exchange between innovators and innovation spaces, and implements various projects. As the world becomes more complex and fast-paced, so do the challenges, threatening the most vulnerable and marginalized communities. Therefore, GIG enables cross-cultural connections and global knowledge exchanges, in order to support our members and their communities to develop solutions that best suit their local needs. We co-create and implement long-term projects that offer collaborative solutions to systemic problems in different localities.
For our 10th Global Innovation Gathering, we will bring together more than 70 global members from different parts of the world to share knowledge, learn and connect with our Europe-based members, partners and supporting organizations.
Our open event celebrating 10 years of the network will take place on June 2nd, where some of our original founding GIG members will present their journey at GIG, what they are working on, and how years of global collaborations have impacted their local communities.
|June 1st ||Arrival GIG|
|June 2nd||GIG Anniversary|
|June 3rd||GIG Community Day @Spreefeld|
|June 4th||Tours/Visits/ Day of Rest|
|June 8th||Departure Day|