Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)

The Global Innovation Gathering (GIG), a sub conference developed by re:publica, brings together innovation hub managers, makers, hackers and entrepreneurs from across the world. In the last three years GIG has become a central part of the conference programme, showcasing tech innovation and maker projects from Asia, Africa and Latin America. The GIG members have formed a strong community, exchanging information and expertise on innovation and maker issues throughout the year.

GIG was coming together for its 4th annual gathering and its members were taking over the #rpTEN stages on numerous occasions during the three re:publica days. Like last year, GIG also hosted the Makerspace at re:publica TEN.

GIG Event Programme

For its event programme, GIG presented another set of exciting projects, such the Nepalese Communitiere hub, which connects development aid and aid focused startups with people on the ground. The programme also covered current and global political developments in the world-wide maker scenes and discuss issued such as the high import taxes on hardware in Ethiopia and Brazil. Outside of re:publica, the GIG network is a leading forum to discuss hub-related issues, from inclusive community management to business models to sustainability, with other network members.

GIG Makerspace

The heart of GIG at #rpTEN was the makerspace, hosted in collaboration with re:publica and Autodesk. Autodesk is a key ally of the global maker movement and continually pushes innovation. It's a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software.

We were also supported by the local Berlin maker scene, represented by FabLab Berlin. They supplied some of their awesome machines, which gave re:publica visitors the chance to use 3D printers, mechanical knitting and laser cutters. The makerspace were also supported by Bürklin Elektronik and Arduino, both of which were kitting out the space with electronics and hardware – so there were plenty of materials to go around!

We were also really happy about our media partnership with Make:Magazin, which covered the GIG maker community.

Photo credit: re:publica/Jan Zappner (CC BY 2.0)

re:publica 2016

Sessions #rpTEN

01/10/2016
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Meetups Green
05/02/2016 - 16:00 to 17:00
English
Workshop
Beginner
01/10/2016
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Lightning Talks 2
05/03/2016 - 10:30 to 11:00
English
Lightning Talk
Beginner
01/09/2016
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Maker Space
05/02/2016 - 17:15 to 18:15
English
Workshop
Beginner
01/09/2016
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Maker Space
05/04/2016 - 12:30 to 13:30
English
Workshop
Beginner
01/09/2016
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Maker Space
05/03/2016 - 17:30 to 18:30
English
Workshop
Beginner
01/09/2016
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Stage 4
05/04/2016 - 16:15 to 17:15
English
Discussion
Intermediate
01/08/2016
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Stage J
05/03/2016 - 15:00 to 16:00
English
Workshop
Beginner
01/06/2016
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Maker Space
05/02/2016 - 14:45 to 15:45
German
Workshop
Beginner
01/05/2016
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Stage 4
05/04/2016 - 10:00 to 10:30
English
Discussion
Beginner
01/05/2016
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Maker Space
05/03/2016 - 15:00 to 16:00
German
Workshop
Beginner

News #rpTEN

01/06/2016

We're only a few days away from the final #rpTEN Call for Papers deadline. Don't miss your chance to submit! Submissions end on 10 January 2016.

re:publica 2015

News #rp15

06/11/2015

This year, Global Innovation Gathering (GIG) didn’t only take to the #rp15 stages, its GIG Maker Space in Hall 3 was a bustling focus point for all participants during the three days of the conference. 

05/07/2015

Come and visit the vibrant and bustling GIG Maker Space in Hall 3 today!

05/01/2015

Join the international and diverse GIG community on stage and in the GIG Maker Space at #rp15 next week. And you can already meet us at the Warm-Up this Sunday, May 3rd!

04/30/2015

We welcome children of all ages to join us for #rp15 – and parents and guardians as well, of course! Explore and discover our child friendly spaces and this year’s GIG Makerspace!

04/29/2015

Have you ever thought about making an Android app, but don’t know how to code? Which useful things can we make out of all the machines we throw away? How can 3D printing improve the lives of children in Kenya? The GIG Maker Space has the answers.

Sessions #rp15

04/23/2015
Fashiontech
Makerspace
05/07/2015 - 11:15 to 12:15
German/English
Workshop
Beginner
04/23/2015
Business & Innovation
Makerspace
05/07/2015 - 12:30 to 14:15
German/English
Workshop
Beginner
04/22/2015
City Of The Future
Makerspace
05/07/2015 - 10:00 to 10:45
German/English
Talk
Beginner
04/22/2015
Research & Education
Makerspace
05/06/2015 - 12:30 to 14:30
German/English
Workshop
Beginner
04/22/2015
Business & Innovation
STG-5
05/07/2015 - 16:15 to 17:15
English
Discussion
Intermediate
04/20/2015
Science & Technology
Makerspace
05/05/2015 - 18:30 to 19:30
German/English
Workshop
Beginner
04/18/2015
Business & Innovation
STG-5
05/07/2015 - 12:30 to 13:30
English
Discussion
Intermediate
04/17/2015
re:health
STG-10
05/07/2015 - 12:30 to 13:30
English
Discussion
Beginner
04/17/2015
Science & Technology
Makerspace
05/06/2015 - 15:00 to 17:15
English
Workshop
Beginner
04/17/2015
Science & Technology
Makerspace
05/05/2015 - 16:30 to 17:00
English
Workshop
Beginner
04/17/2015
Science & Technology
Makerspace
05/06/2015 - 19:15 to 19:45
English
Workshop
Beginner
04/17/2015
Politics & Society
STG-5
05/07/2015 - 10:00 to 11:00
English
Discussion
Intermediate
04/16/2015
re:cord Musicday
Makerspace
05/07/2015 - 15:00 to 17:00
German/English
Workshop
Beginner
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