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Thursday, July 6 • 18:20 - 19:30
Cities that make: the urban manufacturing Renaissance

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A couple centuries ago, cities had to produce most of what they consume. Industrial revolutions introduced economies of scale and lower transportation costs, which increased global commerce. Globalization then led to an increased the global concentration of production, a phenomenon amplified by the digital revolution, network effects, and the new focus of industrialized economies on services - while they outsourced manufacturing to emerging countries.

But the same digital revolution gave birth to a new range of technologies, processes and business models for "advanced manufacturing" that is lighter, smaller, cheaper and more flexible, making it suitable again for production in cities. In short, we are witnessing a Renaissance of Urban Manufacturing, where connectivity, automation and digital fabrication have replaced the steam, smoke and noise of large factories of cities of past.

During this session, we will explore new opportunities and challenges of urban manufacturing for hardware entrepreneurs, makers, designers, policymakers and established companies.

***Les villes qui fabriquent : la Renaissance de la fabrication urbaine***

Il y a quelques siècles, les villes devaient produire la plupart de ce qu'elles consommaient. Les révolutions industrielles ont introduit des économies d'échelle et des coûts de transport plus bas, ce qui a augmenté le commerce mondial. La mondialisation a ensuite entraîné une augmentation de la concentration globale de la production, un phénomène amplifié par la révolution numérique, les effets de réseau et le nouvel intérêt des économies industrialisées sur les services - tout en sous-traitant la fabrication vers les pays émergents.

Mais la même révolution numérique a donné naissance à une nouvelle gamme de technologies, de procédés et de modèles commerciaux pour la «fabrication avancée» plus légère, plus petite, moins chère et plus souple, ce qui la rend à nouveau appropriée pour la production dans les villes. En bref, nous assistons à une Renaissance de la fabrication urbaine, où la connectivité, l'automatisation et la fabrication numérique ont remplacé la vapeur, la fumée et le bruit des grandes usines des villes du passé.

Au cours de cette session, nous explorerons les nouvelles opportunités et les défis de la fabrication urbaine pour les entrepreneurs, les fabricants, les concepteurs, les décideurs et les entreprises établies.


Moderators
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Benjamin Tincq

Co-Founder, OuiShare / Good Tech Lab
French social entrepreneur and strategist focused on open source and decentralized technologies for new economies. Co-founder of OuiShare: a global network of projects and people exploring the edge and intersections of collaborative economies, emerging communities and digital tra... Read More →

Speakers
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Maud Chidiac

Project Manager, Local Motors
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Agathe Fourquet

Agathe Fourquet is the co-founder of Usine IO, a hardware project acceleration service along with Benjamin Carlu and Gary Cigé. As a PR expert, she advised startups and Microsoft’s B2C and B2B divisions among other larger IT companies during 5 years. From 2012 to 2014, she directed the communication departments of two business clusters in the Paris Region : Cap Digital... Read More →
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Olivier Geoffroy

Director, Unto This Last Ltd


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