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Friday 2nd June 2023
Opening hours
10:30am — 4:00pm

About the event

Ten years ago, innovators and hub managers from across the world convened at re:publica for the first time at the Global Innovation Lounge. That became the first stepping stone in a story of global collaboration. Ten years later, GIG is an international NGO that has created a new, democratic and value based approach for international cooperation and technology creation. 

Today, GIG supports the work of its 155 members in 47 countries. GIG facilitates global exchange between innovators and innovation spaces, and implements various projects. As the world becomes more complex and fast-paced, so do the challenges, threatening the most vulnerable and marginalized communities. Therefore, GIG enables cross-cultural connections and global knowledge exchanges, in order to support our members and their communities to develop solutions that best suit their local needs. We co-create and implement long-term projects that offer collaborative solutions to systemic problems in different localities. 

For our 10th Global Innovation Gathering, we will bring together more than 70 global members from different parts of the world to share knowledge, learn and connect with our local Berlin-based members, partners and supporting organizations. 

Our open event celebrating 10 years of the network will take place on June 2nd, where some of our original founding GIG members will present their journey at GIG, what they are working on, and how years of global collaborations have impacted their local communities. 


Agenda GIG Anniversary

10:30 Arrival

11:00 Welcome Address by Jan Philipp Albrecht, Heinrich Boell Foundation

11:05 Celebrating 10 years of GIG – Welcome Address by the Executive Board,  Geraldine + Sandra + Ricardo

11:15 Talk Andrew 

11:30 Intersecting the Green Transition and Open Hardware Innovation –Global Movements around the Right to Repair

       Video Keynote by Cory Doctorow

      Panel discussion with Teresa Dillon, Martin Oloo and Max Voigt

12:30 Collective Keynote: Perspectives on the global innovation community from around the world  (Jay, Kudzai, Georgia)

13:30 Lunch (Play Global Innovation Videos)

14:00 Distributed Manufacturing Talk – Peter Troxler

14:20 Crisis Makers Response – Cadus, Tolocar, Shallotte,  

OR How innovation hubs can help fight the climate crisis (Freda FabCity Foundation, Nawres , Circular Cities – Climate Labs)

15:00 Pathways toward a Global Open Digital Society and a Just Digital Transformation for All: Global South Perspectives

Linda Bonyo, Geraldine de Bastion,

15:45 Fracesca Bria /Renata Avila / Example of Bioeconomy – Thomas Hervé

16:00 Closing – End of Event