Shenzhen Makers@World is an international exchange program of makers sponsored by the Foreign Affairs Office of Shenzhen city government and Shenzhen Foundation for International Exchange and Cooperation. The program aims to connect Shenzhen entrepreneurs and creative innovators with their counterparts in the San Francisco Bay Area, in order to build international maker networks and share the latest trends in IoT development and industrial design across both sides of the Pacific. The first batch of 10 makers from the program will visit Silicon Valley in February 2016.
By jointly working with maker spaces, mass entrepreneurship platforms, innovation incubators, accelerators and venture capital institutions in China and US, the program will cultivate and incubate great makers and their projects, facilitate global maker culture exchange, and develop the better understanding of innovation trends and business practices, and other aspects of sustainable development.
The ten makers have been carefully selected from Shenzhen's vibrant innovation, design, and manufacturing Maker community. They range from seasoned professionals with deep experience building businesses and hardware products, to promising student Makers, to industrial designers and artists, to researchers tracking Shenzhen's innovation culture. One thing they all have in common: they are pioneers in the Shenzhen Maker ecosystem. This inaugural Shenzhen Makers@World group will travel to the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley in search of technical and social exchange with local Makers, crowdfunding platforms, incubators, artists, accelerators, and VCs.
By sticking to high-level "bring in" and large-scale "go global" strategy, the program will support makers' innovation and entrepreneurship in business start-ups, project development and research, relative policy, achievements transformation and other aspects, promote the rapid development of Shenzhen maker movement, enhance maker communication and cooperation at home and abroad, integrate global maker innovation resources, build up an open, integrated and creative innovation ecosystem and set up foundation and platform for the development of IoT, manufacturing and industrial design so as to make Shenzhen as a "City of Maker".
Shenzhen Foundation for International Exchange and Cooperation
Shenzhen Open Innovation Lab (SZOIL)
Institute for the Future (IFTF)
Shenzhen Industrial Design Profession Association
Huaqiang Bei International Maker Center
Shenzhen Evening News
Here's our first 10 Shenzhen makers@world!
Director of Supplier Chain, Emie, a design-oriented electronics company
Hope to introduce the hardware developing experience of SZ,find good project, then try to use SZ supplier chain resource to speed it by SZ MAKERS @ WORLD program.
Current Project: Ground+, which is a project aims to summary and optimize the flow chart of hardware developing, set up a system to train marker how to develop a hardware.
CTO, D+M Creative Haus
Collaboration with other makers involved in Shenzhen marathon event organized by Alibaba.
Open source 3D printing project research in order to lower the cost of prototyping by 3D printing applications. Help makers connect with industry chain through the D+M platform.
Associate Professor, Institute for Cultural Industries, Shenzhen University
Supervisor of 2188 Makerspace, Shenzhen Institute of Information Technology
Graduate from EDP of Maker Education Foundation Maker Mentor by Qinghua University Fundamental Industry Training Center. Held and participate 2015 Maker Competition.Held and participate in Maker Events for International Maker Week Venue.Participate in 2016 Maker Education Exhibition.
As a mentor who wants to promote Maker Education and cultivate more Maker, to learn from American Maker Education and to find the balance between American Maker Education and Traditional Chinese Education, in order to create Specific Chinese Maker Education for Chinese Makers is the main purpose. As a supervisor of Shenzhen College Makerspace, to learn management skills and operation skills from American Makerspace and to seek more opportunities of Chinese American Maker Cooperation.
Current Project:Strategies for Specific Chinese Maker Education Development, which aims to learn from developed American Maker Education and to create Specific Chinese Maker Education from two different Maker Education.
Co-Founder & COO, Shenzhen Rone Phoenix Nest Design Development
Founder / CEO, SOG Technologies
Administrator of ABI Maker Space, Shenzhen DIY
Visual Artist, 70miles Visual Studio
Some digital art works based on open source hardware，such as“There they gone” (2014,Shenzhen New Who Art gallery，Interactive video based on Kinect); “So far” (2015, HKBU Kai Tak Campus, Interactive video based on Arduino); “Moon gate” (2015, Taipei MocA, Interactive video); “N=distortion”(2016,UABB Shenzhen, Statue)
Comprehend the newest idea of the makers in US，Find more people interested in the “Art-Maker” realm and exploit the new cross-domain pattern in American by participating in SZ MAKERS @ WORLD.
Current Project: Interactive Installation “Eyes of time”, a tool used to record and recreation“flowing art works” (like Behavior arts) using Arduino and other sensors to collect invisible factors in the art gallery.
Student, Physics Department, Shenzhen University
Would like to learn more about foreign maker experience so as to develop his own maker project and maker community he would like to build up. Also, by participating SZ MAKERS @ WORLD, he would like to have a deeper communication and exchange with foreign senior makers so as hold more better maker events in Shenzhen University.
Founder of UniMaker
Graduated from industrial design and engineering system, Yang has broader understanding of a product from design to production. his company mainly in 3D industry field, worked closely with product design, customized jewelry and medical device, those experience made him had deeper understanding about Low Volume Manufacturing (LVM), and the differences between mass production.
To be a part of SZ MAKERS @ WORLD is great pleasure. With this opportunity, I would like to know more about how Silicon Valley works, especially how venture capital works and the differences between shenzhen and them. I'd like to work with a agency or organization there to create a platform, which show off the very best of shenzhen manufacture and products.
Current Project: 3D printing in Large scale(FDM). A large 3D printer that prints a whole car. it designed to work with other project which is design and manufacturing electric vehicle.
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Shenzhen Makers@World was officially launched during Designing the Future·SZIDF Gala Dinner (Shenzhen International Industrial Design Fair).
Shenzhen Evening News A06
Daivd Li, Founder of SZOIL and VanNess Lee, CEO of SZOIL were taking photo with local maker.
VanNess Lee, CEO of SZOIL was making presentation about Shenzhen Makers@World.
Shenzhen Makers@World released final top 10 makers list.
The award-winning 10 makers will take a three-week study tour to Silicon Valley, the "Maker Base Camp" under the auspices of the Shenzhen Foundation for International Exchange and Cooperation to learn more about the maker culture and technology so as to maker reverse feeding to Shenzhen maker ecosystem.
During the tour, the Shenzhen Makers will dive into the diverse elements of the Bay Area making and innovation environment, including artists, entrepreneurs, students, tech companies, crowdfunding platforms, VCs, and incubators.
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Shenzhen Open Innovation Lab, established by Maker Collider and SIDA, is a space and a platform for worldwide makers to communicate and cooperate. Shenzhen Open Innovation Lab is also the first Fablab authorized by MIT as a research and development partner of Fablab 2.0. The lab dedicates in exploring the issues and developing solutions to connect the massive production ecosystem to small hardware startups so as to promote the international standing of Shenzhen in the development of digital intelligent hardware and manufacturing and build a future intelligent hardware Silicon Valley by combining new open source method and current manufacturing system in Shenzhen.
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