Yesterday was the official presentation of the fourth edition of the Maker Faire Galicia, which this year returns to the Gaiás Center Museum of the City of Culture of Galicia on 23, 24 and 25 November.

 

For this edition of 2018, we repeat the formula of last year with the Friday 23 dedicated to the professional sector of industry 4.0 and the Maker Movement. The weekend, Saturday 24 and Sunday 25, is kept to the general public, with a programme for all audiences: workshops, talks, performances or championships among many other scheduled activities that seek to surprise the visitor.

In this new edition we also bet on the internationality of the event, with speakers and reference exhibitors, among which we have already confirmed French designer Gael Langevin, from InMoov, creator of the first humanoid open source robot.

From today the application form is available for both the professional day and the general day.

For the Professional Day we will make a selection of the 10 finalist projects, giving priority to the ones that can be applied directly to the industry 4.0, offering solutions or complements to the sector. The makers will be able to show their projects and make contacts with potential investors or partners. In addition, a professional jury will choose the three most innovative. € 1000, € 500 and € 250 are the prizes that will be awarded for the first, second and third place respectively, plus an accrediting trophy.

For the General Days, makers can apply with projects of all disciplines (science, robotics, gastronomy, mechanics, electronics, urban art, music, crafts, education, etc.). Innovation, originality and interactivity with the visitors are the aspects that are most valued when choosing the final projects. During the event, in addition, the public will be able to vote for the best projects shown at the weekend. The winning categories are: Maker, Minimaker (projects made by girls and boys under 14), Senior Maker (third age makers) and educational projects (schools, institutes, associations, universities, vocational training, etc.)

Call for Makers ends on October 15. Sign up now!

 

With the collaboration of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology – Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities.

 

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