Exploring the role of local communities in materials research. From best practices to policy
The 6th Innomatnet workshop will take place in Brussels on January 21st at the Egg (www.eggbrussels.eu). This workshop will explore the importance of involving and empowering citizens, local communities and local creative industries/designers in material research, bridging the gap between material industry and citizens/local entrepreneurs, as an important step towards a sustainable and eco-friendly economy and society.
Inspired by existing cases and best practices, participants in this workshop will learn and discuss about the role of Labs (Fab labs, Living labs, other labs) in bringing materials research, recycling and design closer to citizens and society.
The workshop will also explore how this topic is implemented into the European Policies and it will tackle in the potential synergies in between existing initiatives and European networks (networks of Labs, networks of Creative Industries, Networks of Material research/industry).
By joining this workshop you will have the opportunity to learn and contribute to the definition of the “Material labs” of the future!
Attendance is free of charge but places are limited.