rp:International Space
16:15 - 17:15
Meet GIG – the Global Innovation Gathering

Short thesis

We are GIG – the global network of social and technological innovators.


Global Innovation Gathering (GIG) is a vibrant, diverse community of innovation hubs, makerspaces, hackerspaces and other grassroot innovation community spaces and initiatives as well as individual innovators, makers, technologists and changemakers – and since 2017 also a non-profit organization registered in Germany.

With strong roots in the global south, we share, collaborate and work together globally. GIG provides a platform for meaningful exchange by fostering knowledge exchange and collaboration between its members.

GIG is pursuing a new vision for global cooperation based on equality, openness and sharing. We aim to enable more diversity in the production of technology, and global innovation processes and support open and sustainable solutions developed by grassroot innovators.

Find out more on globalinnovationgathering.org