Visegrad project

We are happy to inform that we’ve got support of Visegrad Fund and work on Eastern Europe Makerspaces Meetup, that will take place at Kyiv Maker Faire 20-21st May!

This event is held as a part of the lecture program Kyiv Mini Maker Faire festival. A two-hour panel discussion with presentations of maker spaces representatives from Ukraine, Slovakia (Creative Point, Bratislava), Czech Republic (Creative zone DEPO2015), Hungary (Makerspace.hu, Budapest) and London (Machines Room).

Moreover, Slovak colleagues from Bratislava maker space “Creative Point” will bring to Kyiv unique models made on a laser cutter and pot-tank that works with solar energy.

Makers from Czechoslovak city of Pilsen “Creative zone DEPO2015” will share experience of creating and developing the largest maker space in Czech Republic.

And Hungarian colleagues from “Makerspace.hu” from Budapest will share practical cases how to implement STEM into the education system.

All maker spaces that are taking part in a big MeetUp also will represent different activities and workshops in a Kyiv Maker Faire “hand area”.

The main objective of Maker Space MeetUp in general is a familiarity, exchange experiences and seeking opportunities for collaboration and new ways of development of European maker movement.

This year Kyiv Mini Maker Faire team set the goal – developing maker movement in Ukraine. This is the main reason of the whole Maker Space MeetUp idea, where we want to gather maker spaces representatives from different countries and Ukraine together. We strongly believe that meeting new people, new business models and new experience from other countries will help Ukrainian makers to become even better.