GIG is the global network of social and technological innovators.

 

WHO?

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.

WHY?

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.

WHEN + WHAT?

The GIG network has been growing steadily since its founding at re:publica 2013 and was registered as a nonprofit association in Berlin in 2017. [GIG Timeline]

HOW?

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. Members convene at different events throughout the year to create synergies among themselves as well as with other event attendees. In addition, the network maintains continuous exchange and members work on common projects locally and decentrally.

 

 

GIG e.V.

Since 2017, GIG is a non-profit organisation registered in Berlin, Germany.

Statute: English – German

 

Executive Board

Geraldine de Bastion
Victoria Wenzelmann
Max Krüger
Jo Havemann

 

Supervisory Board

Kudzai Mubaiwa
Africa
Samer Shawar
MENA
Gabriela Agustini
Americas
Markos Lemma
Africa
Georgia Nicolau
Americas
Ricardo Ruiz
Americas
Jay Fajardo
Asia-Pacific
Pawel Ngei
Europe
Mugethi Gitau
Africa
Martín Restrepo
Americas
Nawres Arif
Mena
Yatan Blumenthal Vargas
Europe