The project

A new way to make and manufacture things is emerging. Increasing pressures on natural resources, meeting sustainability targets and driving new innovation mean we need a different approach. We need new ideas.

Some people call this the fourth Industrial Revolution.

We’re now seeing examples of large manufacturers being open to collaboration with the grass-roots maker movement, on everything from 3D printing to small-scale manufacturing and industrial innovations. We want to help these ideas become a movement, in the same way that the Open Source programming movement rewrote the rules on home computing.

OpenMaker is a pan-European initiative, connecting the best ideas in Britain, Italy, Slovakia and Spain. We will develop new ideas, designs and prototypes, business models and governance systems.

It is an exciting project – a fusing of scalable or replicable industrial processes with state-of-the-art technology, and the ingenuity and creativity of individuals or groups of makers. It will be through these new processes, ideas and institutions that this revolution comes about. Join us as we make the move to manufacturing 4.0.




The Opportunity

Why join us

Funding Opportunities
Prizes of up to €20,000 will be awarded to five associations, alongside a number of €1,000 developme
Building a community of makers and manufacturers OpenMaker is an accelerator programme, that will h...
‘Why now?’ you may ask? The time is now to create a transformational and collaborative ecosystem



Latest blogs

‘You must move quickly to get products to market,’ says Sensor City executive director Alison Mitchell
17 April 2018
Sensor City is a partner in the LCR4.0 programme, which aims to put the Liverpool City Region at the heart of an evolution which is transforming production in t...
“We want to provide a space where makers and innovators are allowed to fail,” says Objocopier’s Rob Black
13 March 2018
Objocopiers scan 3D objects, enabling artists and designers to send a blueprint of an object through media from one place to another. Their creation of an opens...
‘My job feels like an extension of who I am, and I’m passionate about it,’ says Microhomes’ Sally Gilford
16 February 2018
Sally Gilford is an artist and print-maker, working on a number of socially-inclusive projects across the north. She is one of the Openmaker finalists, partneri...
Kick-start your startup with tech event access
5 February 2018
Startup Sesame, Europe’s largest alliance of tech events, has launched its Season Four call for entries. If you haven’t come across Startup Sesame yet, it runs

Contact Us

  • Contact us on the detail given below

  • Email:
  • Website: