04 June. 2020, 14:00, Online Webinar
RISE – Makerspace
Innovation And Entrepreneurial Services
RISE is in process of establishing a multifunction creative space open to the public. A fabrication, rapid prototyping, electronics, Mix-R and machining laboratory. This space will critically help RISE and Cyprus as a whole in the promotion of innovation, creativity and practical hands-on experimentation.
With the creation of the Makerspace and its corresponding Co-working area; RISE aims to promote innovation and encourage the entrepreneurial spirit. With accessibility to a networking space, cutting edge equipment and knowledgeable tutors and mentors, users will be encouraged to experiment and attempt to develop and create products and design concepts that they would otherwise not have had the opportunity to. Existence of easy access state-of-the-art equipment will play an important role in establishing and maintaining engagement not only by the local market but also by visiting entrepreneurs, academics and artists.
Presentation key points:
- Introduction and Makerspace description
- Implementation Phases
- Target Groups
- General objectives
- Covid-19 actions
SPEAKER: Marios Constantinides – RISE MAKERSPACE
Mr Marios Constantinides field of work spans through multiple expressions of Design, Fabrication and Visual Communication. He has trained in Visual Arts (book arts) (MA) at the University of Arts London and in Illustration (BA) at the University of Westminster, where he also trained in traditional and digital fabrication practices, printmaking and animation.
He has participated in various interdisciplinary art projects in Cyprus and abroad in both solo and group exhibitions. In addition, he has been a Visual Communications Director and Coordinator for various music, art and cultural events. One of the founders of C.A.G.D.I “Cyprus Association of Graphic Designers & Illustrators” and heads the Illustration for youth literature
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The project may be co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) of the EU in the framework of the Operational Programme “Competitiveness and Sustainable Development 2014-2020”, Priority Axis 6: “Integrated Sustainable Urban Development for the Programming Period 2014-2020 and in the framework of the implementation of the Integrated Development Strategy of Nicosia Municipality.