The Maker Movement in Europe is rapidly becoming a mainstream phenomenon with major implications for industry.
Europe has embraced the Maker Movement to reconnect with creativity and the knowledge economy, as well as to boast manufacturing. Central EU government has come forward, too, and sees it as a tool to increase Europe’s innovation and drive economic growth.
Here is Commissioner Andrus Ansip’s vision about it: “The Maker Movement represents a new way of allowing people – anyone – to be an entrepreneur, using the right technology even without specific training. Its approach to creativity helps to build bridges between innovators and small and medium-sized enterprises, in turn helping Europe’s startups to grow, expand and succeed. I wish the makers of Europe success – and fun.”