Maker Faire Rome
Maker Faire Rome is the European edition of Maker Faire. Maker Faire Rome combines science, science fiction, technology, entertainment and business to create something totally new. It’s an event created to cater to curious participants of all ages, wishing to experience first-hand the makers’ inventions. Inventions that are the result of a desire to solve everyday problems, whether big or small.
Maker Faire Rome is an event designed to turn the spotlight on hundreds of projects from around the world that are able to catapult visitors into the future. In the context of Maker Faire Rome BIOVOICES, together with BIOWAYS, BIOBRIDGES and STAR-ProBio projects, funded by the European Commission, is organising the BIOECONOMY Village aims to raise awareness, improve knowledge on products of renewable origin and promote the applications and benefits of Bioeconomy, the circular economy and sustainability, fostering dialogue, confrontation and sharing among the general public and representatives of universities, research centers, projects, companies, associations and start-ups. What is bioeconomy? What are bio-based products? Is it possible to make more sustainable choices for the environment and for our health? Through the display of products, examples, thematic workshops and practical demonstrations, visitors are shown, in a clear and engaging way, how the bioeconomy is increasingly part of our daily lives and how conscious consumer choices can have a positive impact on the environment, society and the economy.
The objective of the BIOECONOMY Village is also to strengthen the dialogue between the subjects that make sustainable development and bioeconomy a concrete commitment, consolidating existing collaborations and involving new actors in the realization of the initiative. There is even an interactive games area where you can and learn all about the bioeconomy at the same time!
This area will be divided into: Information area and EC projects. In this area, several projects funded by the European Commission will provide information on the circular bioeconomy and will involve the public in various awareness activities and will gather the opinions, suggestions and ideas of the public on the theme of the pavilion. (BiOWAYS, BIOVOICES, STAR Pro-BIO, BIOVOICES) Educational area, videos and videogames. In this area associations, journalists or scientific advisors will organize interactive activities to inform the public, videos will be screened in a continuous cycle and there will be some gaming stations to discover the circular bioeconomy playing. (FVA new media research, Frascati Scienza, curioctipus, 06 Scienza, Giornalisti nell’erba, Ludis and Cisa)