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Wed 22 March 2017, 18:30 – 21:30 GMT
About Shenzhen Makers@World 2.0——“Hello Shenzhen”Programme
Hello Shenzhen is a partnership between the British Council, The Shenzhen Foundation for International Exchange and Collaboration and Shenzhen Open Innovation Lab.
Hello Shenzhen is the next iteration of Shenzhen Makers@World, the flagship programme of The Shenzhen Foundation for International Exchange and Cooperation. It is a continuation of the work carried out in this area by programme partners: including the Made in China and Living Research reports by British Council, AHRC, SZOIL, and Nesta.
Through in-depth residencies the Hello Shenzhen programme aims to build stronger links between UK and Chinese making practices, supporting meaningful collaboration and deepening learning between the two countries. 10 Shenzhen-based makers have been selected to take part in three week long residencies with some of the UK’s leading makerspaces and creative organisations. They will bring with them a wide range of expertise, from industrial design to mechanical engineering as well as providing insights into the unique culture of making and manufacturing in Shenzhen. These residencies will cover a variety of themes including disability, maker education, community development, sustainability and repair culture. The makers will be hosted by Access Space, Central Research Laboratory, FACT, Impact Hub Westminster, Lighthouse, Machines Room and Makerversity. They will work with their host organisation on specific projects involving collaboration with local makers, designers, academics, startups or creative organisations.
- 18:30-19:00 Registration
- 19:00-19:05 Opening Address - Brief of Hello Shenzhen Programme
- 19:05-19:55 Brief Sharing of 10 Shenzhen Makers - (5 mins of each to share their experiences in Shenzhen and their achievements during the residency in UK)
- 19:55-20:55 Panel Discussion:
The different of industrial design and hardware startups projects between China(Shenzhen) and UK?
The China(Shenzhen) government’s policy of supporting the maker movement and hardware startups?
The ecosystem and industry supply chains of Shenzhen for connecting global(UK) projects to China(Shenzhen)?
- 20:55-21:10 Q&A
- 21:10-21:30 Networking
For more information about Shenzhen Makers@World 2.0——“Hello Shenzhen”Programme, please check:
http://creativeconomy.britishcouncil.org/blog/17/02/16/hello-shenzhen-meet-shenzhen-makers/ (Check 10 Shenzhen Makers’ Brief here)