Programme

Exhibition

Open during the whole day of the event, it’s the place where Makers exhibit their innovative ideas and products. Come see, touch and test!

Panels

Makers Town is also a Makers conference. Our highly interactive panels will host top EU leaders to discuss how they are putting entrepreneurship at the heart of the European agenda

10.00-11.00

Setting up the right ecosystem for makers
speakers: Brando Benifei, Christina Rebel, Juha-Pekka Nurvala, Grégoire Marcheteau

12.00-13.00

Boosting the funding for makers
speakers: Eva Maydell Paunova, Christoph Nagel, Philipp Boeing, Agnieszka Stasiakowska

14.30-15.30

Internet of Things (IoT): opportunities and threats
speakers: Pilar Del Castillo, Tomasz Klekowski, Peteris Zilgalvis, Mirko Bretto

16.30-17.30

Fostering STEM Education in Europe
speakers: Lieve Wierinck, Tibor Navracsics, Lie Junius, Filippo Yacob

With the participation of:

Pilar Del Castillo

Member of the European Parliament

Brando Benifei

Member of the European Parliament

Eva Maydell Paunova

Member of the European Parliament

Lieve Wierinck

Member of the European Parliament

Tibor Navracsics

Member of the European Commission

Christoph Nagel

International Manager Europe at Kickstarter

Philipp Boeing

Co-Founder and Managing Director of Bento Lab

Federico Ferretti

Co-Founder and Global Marketing at ALYT

Agnieszka Stasiakowska

Senior Project Adviser, Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), European Commission

Christina Rebel

Co-Founder, Chief of Communities and Innovation Office of Wikifactory

Lie Junius

Director Government Relations, Google

Tomasz Klekowski

Director DCG&IOTG Marketing EMEA, Intel Corporation

Peteris Zilgalvis

Head of Unit, Startups and Innovation, Digital Single Market Directorate, DG CONNECT, European Commission

Filippo Yacob

Founder and CEO of Primo Toys

Juha-Pekka Nurvala

Political Adviser for Economic and Social Policy (EPP)

Grégoire Marcheteau

Strategic Partnerships Manager at Google