Made in China: makerspaces and the search for mass innovation

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Report
Author(s)
Saunders, Tom; Kingsley, Jeremy
Publisher
NESTA
Date of publication
1 March 2016
Subject(s)
Trends: economic, social and technology trends affecting business
Collection
Business and management
Material type
Reports

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Makerspaces (open workshops that provide access to a range resources for making physical objects) have spread rapidly across China in the last five years. For many, they signal a new age of grassroots innovation and promise to revolutionise ailing economic, social and educational systems.

This report analyses the trends that are driving the maker movement in China, based on a survey of almost 100 makerspaces.

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