Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)

The Global Innovation Gathering (GIG), a sub-conference developed by re:publica, brings together innovation hub managers, makers, hackers and entrepreneurs from across the world. In the last four years GIG has become a central part of the conference programme, showcasing tech innovation and maker projects from Asia, Africa and Latin America. The GIG members have formed a strong community, exchanging information and expertise on innovation and maker issues throughout the year.

At re:publica 2017 GIG will once again come together for its fifth annual gathering; its members will take over the #rp17 stages on numerous occasions during the three re:publica days. Like last year, GIG will host a pop-up Makerspace together with the FabLab Berlin where participants can learn about innovation in hardware, tinker, solder and get their hands sticky in various workshops.

re:publica 2017's GIG Event Programme

2017 GIG is taking place in collaboration with the StartHubs Asia Berlin project, initiated by the City of Berlin, and GIZ. Over 20 different nationalities will be hosting talks and workshops ranging from using the open-source software Ushahidi for reporting extra judicial killings in the Philippines, to open citizen data projects in Indonesia, Columbia and Brazil, and self-made ISPs in the Amazon jungle. The programme also covers current and global political developments and discusses various issues such as the prevailing debate on online hate speech and how to mitigate it, in particular in conflict regions such as South Sudan. 

2017's GIG Makerspace

The heart of GIG at re:publica 2017 is the makerspace, hosted in collaboration with FabLab Berlin. At the makerspace we will run workshops throughout the day, enabling re:publica participants to experience the world of hardware innovation. With a particular focus on open health, biohacking, music and fashiontech the makerspace will feature projects from the FabLab Berlin and GIG community. 

We were also really happy about our media partnership with Make:Magazin, which covered the GIG maker community.

Photo credit: re:publica/Jan Zappner (CC BY 2.0)

re:publica 2017

Sessions #rp17

01/31/2017
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Stage 4
05/09/2017 - 14:15 to 14:45
English
Discussion
Everyone
01/30/2017
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Stage T
05/08/2017 - 19:00 to 19:30
English
Workshop
Everyone
01/30/2017
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Stage 9
05/09/2017 - 11:15 to 12:15
English
Discussion
Everyone
01/30/2017
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Stage 4
05/09/2017 - 15:00 to 15:30
English
Discussion
Beginner
01/30/2017
re:publica
Networking Area (Halle 8)
05/08/2017 - 10:00 to 05/10/2017 - 20:00
English
Action
Beginner
01/27/2017
re:publica
Maker Space
05/09/2017 - 10:30 to 11:00
English
Action
Everyone
01/26/2017
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Lightning Talks 1
05/08/2017 - 18:30 to 19:00
English
Lightning Talk
Everyone
01/26/2017
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Stage 9
05/09/2017 - 16:45 to 17:15
English
Talk
Everyone
01/23/2017
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Stage T
05/08/2017 - 16:00 to 17:00
English
Workshop
Everyone
01/23/2017
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Meet Up GREEN
05/10/2017 - 13:45 to 14:45
English
Meetup
Everyone
01/19/2017
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Stage 4
05/09/2017 - 15:30 to 16:00
English
Discussion
Advanced
01/17/2017
Politics & Society
Meet Up GREEN
05/08/2017 - 13:30 to 14:30
English
Meetup
Everyone
01/17/2017
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Maker Space
05/10/2017 - 15:00 to 16:00
English
Workshop
Beginner
01/09/2017
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Maker Space
05/10/2017 - 13:45 to 14:45
German
Workshop
Beginner
01/08/2017
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Maker Space
05/08/2017 - 13:30 to 14:30
English
Workshop
Beginner
01/07/2017
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Stage 9
05/10/2017 - 13:45 to 14:45
English
Discussion
Everyone
12/15/2016
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Stage T
05/08/2017 - 14:45 to 15:45
English
Workshop
Everyone
re:publica 2016

News #rpTEN

05/25/2016

New at re:publica TEN and already very successful: the re:fugee track. Check out what happened in our focus on migration and integration.

05/01/2016

The art collective Shared_Studios is setting up a Portal on the street just opposite of the re:publica. Have a chat with the world!

04/19/2016

This year we’re back with more tech, more makers, more workshops and some of the most interesting innovators, entrepreneurs and makers from across the globe! Learn more about our fab workshops.

Contributions #rpTEN

05/17/2016

Kate Stone is an entrepreneur and a “creative scientist” who connects online with offline by using cardboard to generate music. Check out her video interview with volunteers from Bayerischer Rundfunk to see exactly how she does it.

05/02/2016

Controllers are part of every gaming console but only very few people know how they are build. Samer Shawar, founder of the first Palestinian hackerspace, was at the GIG Makerspace to show us how.

Sessions #rpTEN

04/28/2016
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Maker Space
05/04/2016 - 13:45 to 14:45
English
Workshop
Intermediate
04/19/2016
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Lightning Talks 2
05/03/2016 - 10:00 to 10:30
English
Lightning Talk
Intermediate
04/19/2016
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Stage 4
05/04/2016 - 12:30 to 13:30
English
Discussion
Intermediate
04/18/2016
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Stage 4
05/04/2016 - 11:15 to 12:15
English
Discussion
Intermediate
04/15/2016
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Stage 4
05/04/2016 - 17:30 to 18:30
English
Discussion
Intermediate
04/15/2016
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Stage 4
05/03/2016 - 16:15 to 17:15
English
Discussion
Beginner
04/13/2016
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Maker Space
05/03/2016 - 12:30 to 13:30
English
Workshop
Beginner
04/12/2016
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Maker Space
05/03/2016 - 10:00 to 11:00
English
Workshop
Beginner
04/11/2016
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Lightning Talks 1
05/03/2016 - 10:30 to 11:00
English
Lightning Talk
Beginner
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