Five years ago, when the city of Rome hosted the very first Maker Faire Rome, the wheels were set in motion for what is now both the largest gathering of makers and most robust celebration of innovation in all of Europe. There’s no end in sight to its exponential growth. While the inaugural Maker Faire Rome, also known as The European Edition, welcomed roughly 36,000 attendees, featured almost 250 maker projects, and had 12 sponsors, last year’s event hosted 110,000 attendees, 649 projects, and 88 sponsors.
This growth is a result of both a dedicated team of organizers and unwavering community interest and support. Last year, the organizing team reviewed 1,200 maker applications from 60 different countries. Without a doubt, if you’re a maker, university, research center, or school doing interesting work, there is no better place to share your innovation in Europe. This year’s Maker Faire Rome, with its focus on Industry 4.0, takes place December 1–3 at the Fiera di Roma and is once again promoted by Rome’s Chamber of Commerce and organized by its agency Innova Camera.
The call for proposals is now open, with a deadline of: