QUT Faculty of Business and Law
Wednesday, 3 February 2021
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Z1064, Gibson Room, Level 10, Z Block
QUT Gardens Point Campus
This event will focus on the role of innovation spaces — such as makerspaces, Fab Labs, hackerspaces, TechShop, and innovation hubs, incubators, and accelerators. This workshop will consider the evolution, growth, and transformation of innovation spaces. It will consider the demise of TechShop, the evolution of Fab Labs, as well as the reconstitution of the Maker Movement.
This event will consider how such innovation spaces manage intellectual property — including copyright, trade marks, designs, patents, and trade secrets. It will also explore how the Maker Movement draws upon open licensing — such as through open source software, open source hardware, and the Creative Commons.
This workshop will also consider the social role of innovation spaces in training, education, social enterprises, community-building and peace-making. This event will also consider the role of innovation spaces in the achievement of the sustainable development goals — especially with UNDP’s Accelerator Labs.
This event will also focus upon how such innovation spaces responded to the public health disruption of the coronavirus COVID-19, together with the economic interruptions to the supply chain.
This event will feature a cross-section of speakers from the maker movement — including creators…