Maker Faire Rome 2019: The European Edition
Hundreds of inventions, attractions and creations await the visitors to the Fiera di Roma, covering more than 50.000 m2 of covered display areas. We are giving space to creative, innovative, entertaining, interactive and educational projects, driven by passion and ingenuity. Maker Faire Rome is a large fair for inventions and innovation open to all forms of applied creativity, from serious and innovative ideas to more imaginative ones, from new technologies to traditional “know how” and handicraft. We will display to inventions and projects on topics of design, electronics, digital handicraft, health and quality of life, art, drones, energy, sustainability, open sources….
HERE IS A PREVIEW OF WHAT THE MAKER FAIRE ROME 2019 WILL BE
Robotics and artificial intelligence, circular economy, IoT – Internet of things, digital manufacturing, foodtech, agritech, urbantech, smart mobility, technologies for sport and health, sustainable building, virtual and augmented reality, space, art and publishing: will be some of the main themes of the 2019 edition.
A project that aims to investigate the relationship between contemporary art and new technologies, through the creation of synergistic and integrated paths between makers and a select group of international artists, with the aim of creating a genuine exhibition of interactive installations within the event that is able to interact with the audience and offer many different ways of interpreting the culture of technological innovation. Maker Faire Rome, by its nature, is the ideal place to create artistic, immersive and multimedia paths that, thanks to the use of technology, can express the ever closer relationship between man and machine.
Robotics and artificial intelligence
In the last two editions, the organizers of Maker Faire Rome, encouraged by a growing interest from the public, have focused heavily on robotics and artificial intelligence. Suffice it to say that, on these issues, we have gone from a 400 square meters’ exhibit in 2017 to more than 1000 square meters last year, with a sharp increase in the number of prototypes and dedicated conferences. The quality of the exhibitors and the speakers made the difference. And to confirm the strong interest in these issues, the 2019 edition promises to make a strong leap forward: in fact, a close collaboration has started with the Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Machines (I-RIM), which aims to connect the world of research and academia with the world of business and industry.The event launched by the new Institute will be hosted within MFR 2019 in a special exhibition area, with demonstration set ups and projects of excellence from all over the world. There will also be high-level scientific dissemination conferences and machmaking events.
The great issue of the circular economy and, in particular, bioeconomy, greenbuilding, greentechare ever-present issues that the MFR has dealt with, successfully, proposing practical demonstrations and hosting debates of leading experts in the field.
On these issues, this year Maker Faire Rome will make a further leap forward in quality, since it will be the first event in Italy that is organised, designed and built based on a real circular economy and will, therefore, be carbon-free. In order to achieve this objective, a specific decalogue has been defined which provides, among the ten points, for the prohibition of the use, within the exhibition area, of any containers made of polyethylene or other plastic materials and the production – during the set-up and exhibition phases – of renewable energy to reach the complete coverage of the energy requirements of the structure.
Also this year, then, Maker Faire Rome will host a large section oriented to the space sector, with the aim of concentrating the disciplines, activities and achievements related to or arising from the space sector.
The theme will be the human exploration of Mars and, in particular, the role that the makers will have in the first permanent settlements on the Red Planet. The aim of this area, curated by the British Interplanetary Society, is to gather experiences, inventions, innovations and knowledge that can have a practical application in this new context.
Another important novelty of the 2019 edition will be a large space dedicated to the digital culture guidance for SMEs: experts will be available to entrepreneurs and professionals to guide them to process and product innovation through targeted meetings and appointments.
There will also be hundreds of conferences, seminars and educational workshops on current topics, such as industry 4.0 home automation, drones and robotics, 3D printing, IoT – Internet of Things, circular economy, technology applied to means of transport, cooking and music. Maker Faire Rome also offers a series of demo workshops, which are demonstrational courses on the application of digital manufacturing.
There will also be a large area dedicated to students, where classes can visit the event free on Friday morning, during the Educational Day.
Friday 18th October – morning
OPENING TO THE PUBLIC
Friday 18th October afternoon: 2.00 pm – 7.00* pm
Saturday 19th October and Sunday 20th October: 10.00 am – 7.00* pm