iPrize Finale

The IPRIZE is an international competition to explore the implications of the new machine economy on society, culture and business. We want to lay a strong foundation for developing new business models and use technology to benefit humanity. The IPRIZE addresses early stage startups and individuals that are dedicated to seize the opportunities in this field to make the world a better place....
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OuiShare Fest Paris 2017

★3 days of inspiration, connection, and co-creation ★1500 participants from over 100 cities ★100 keynotes, workshops, mentor sessions, art performances, live music and more surprises ✎ WHAT IS IT ABOUT ★ A conference with a "TED meets Burning Man feel". ★ A playful space for interaction, collaboration, and exploration. ★ A speaker lineup of known and undiscovered pioneers that will push you outside your comfort zone. ✎ 5TH EDITION FROM JULY 5TH TO 7TH We invite cities and citizens with cutting-edge tools and radical solutions to join forces and build new alliances in order to achieve systemic change. ✎ PROGRAM DAY 1 - CITIES OF THE WORLD: GIVE US POWER BACK! ► CITIZENS IN ACTION & LIBERATED WORKERS Future of Work - Civic Tech - Participatory Budgeting - Civic Engagement - Co-living - Gender in the City DAY 2 - CITIES OF THE WORLD: TAKE POWER BACK FROM THEM! ► RESILIENCE & URBAN SOVEREIGNTY Data Commons - Circular Economy - P2P services - Urban Manufacturing - Food Resilience - Decentralised Logistics - Mobility as a...
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GIG #rp17 Closing Dinner at c-base

GIG #rp17 Closing Dinner at c-base

Originally published at kairokoshary.com. 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 parlance, "The Global South". GIG fits perfectly into this context brining talent from around the world, including the southern hemisphere, to re:publica. Here, the latest in amazing topics with regards to tech hubs, makerspaces, innovation, and entrepreneurship in countries from Brazil to the Philippines and many in between (actually this year had reps from 20 countries.) From the rp website describing the annual makerspace setup on the floor of re:publica: "... the GIG Makerspace is bringing you the best of 3D printing, laser cutting, soldering, wiring, moulding and building. 2017 is surely no exception. From fashiontech to custom-made DIY limbs to knitted generative patterns: have a look at our awesome demo, exhibition and...
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Peace Hack MENA 2017

Published on http://www.icealex.com/peacehackmena/ We are inviting makers, innovators and entrepreneurs from the MENA region to apply to the first Peace Hack MENA camp. The Peace Hack MENA camp is a co-created initiative by the Swedish Institute, Icealex, and the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Community. Our goals are: To create new, collaborative and creative methods for social innovation and peace building To familiarize the civil society and tech industry with makers, innovator and social entrepreneurs To actively look for added value in innovation hubs, maker spaces and co-working spaces for social innovation and peace building To recognize the role of collaboration, networks and technology as central to modern human interaction and as an opportunity for innovating new methods and solutions for co-existence and peace building. The participants will get an opportunity to showcase how innovation hubs and community spaces through shared community ownership; can be examples for promoting co-existence, diversity and social innovation. Methodology: During Peace Hack MENA the ‘Art of hosting technique’s’  will be applied as...
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C&T 2017 – Technology for the Common Good

The biennial Communities and Technologies (C&T) conference is the premier international forum for stimulating scholarly debate and disseminating research on the complex connections between communities – both physical and virtual – and information and communication technologies.  ...
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Digital Africa – Arte cross-media project

Digital Africa – Arte cross-media project

„Digital Africa“ is a multi platform project about digital innovations in Africa, produced by Berlin based film production company Berlin Producers in cooperation with French-German TV ARTE, GIG, re:publica, Shrinkfish and others. The project consists of four elements: Documentary Film A DOCUMENTARY FILM (52‘) will be broadcasted on German – French TV ARTE in 2018. Starting from Berlin GIG founder and re:publica curator Geraldine de Bastion goes on a journey through Africa. Geraldine discovers digital inventions and innovations, interviews creators and pioneers, and experiences the application fields of new developments. Webpage A WEBPAGE hosted by GIG provides additional information to digital innovations in Africa: An interactive map, information to various projects. Blog Geraldine´s travel blog is published here as well as articles of other bloggers on this subject. Geraldine is open for ideas before and even during the journey. Please leave your comments, ideas and invitations below!   Web-Clip-Series A provocative WEB-CLIP-SERIES presents six European problems and six African inventions. Animation artists Ebele Okoye and Shrinkfish (Nigeria) will “bring” these inventions to...
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MozFest

MozFest is a diverse, highly interactive event with something for everyone. The festival kicks off Friday evening with a science fair, where attendees can stroll around and check out presentations on inspiring ideas and projects, many of which were developed at previous MozFests. Saturday and Sunday are filled with participant-led sessions that generally run between one and three hours. These might be interactive labs where participants can learn something new or share their knowledge; small group breakout discussions where bright minds debate the most pressing issues facing the Internet today; or design sprints dedicated to hands-on making, hacking and producing a ‘thing’. Sessions are organized into spaces -- physical and thematic learning hubs based around a broad topic, like science, art, or journalism. Ongoing, interactive experiences weave between spaces, connecting thematic threads and allowing participants to explore topics in a self-directed way. Some people choose to enjoy MozFest by completely immersing themselves in a single space, while others like to roam around the...
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Asia-Pacific Weeks Berlin

The Asia-Pacific Weeks celebrate their 20-year anniversary! You are invited to join and participate in the Asia-Europe Dialogue on Digitalization, the theme of the upcoming APW. Exploring the 4th industrial revolution and its future impact on economies and society is crucial for governments and the civil society worldwide. We invite experts from the fast-growing and high-tech affine regions of Asia-Pacific to discuss their perspectives with local representatives. Our conference program will continue Connecting Startup Cities, building on the successful conference formats of 2015 and 2016. A special focus of 2017 will be laid on the cities of Bangalore, Jakarta and Manila. The extensive and versatile APW cultural program will be hosted by our outstanding event partners and presented at various venues across Berlin. The APW (since 1997) are Europe’s unique platform for interdisciplinary dialogue and cooperation between Asia and Europe....
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Transform Africa Summit 2017

Transform Africa Summit 2017 has been designed to foster constructive conversation towards building a Smart Africa and facilitate meetings of like minds seeking policy & opportunities to accelerate the continent towards socio economic transformation....
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