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I’m very proud, as everyone at Slowd, to announce that the Manufacturing Recovery Toolkit will be launched at Ouishare Fest 2015 on May the 20th.

A workshop I’ll guide will try to build the first project team members and to plan the development of the initiative.

WHY // Small and medium manufacturing enterprises across Europe are completely alone in facing the future and imaging what’s next. They have been abandoned by trade associations and unions that, at the same time, have become incapable to read the markets and the society at large.
They are facing fast cultural changes that cannot be interpreted without a new consciousness about what cooperations and collaboration means today, technology approach and collective intelligence potential, platforms and business modeling techniques.

This is the real tragedy we observe every day spending almost half of our time trying to develop projects aimed to increase they potential and exposure, and the other half explaining why they should join and how they must change their minds.
Out there, they are dying, leaving millions of people unprepared to the future.
That’s why we need to build an instrument and spread an actual strategy to leverage politicians and trade associations on the importance of changing manufacturing culture.
It’s not about exploring business opportunities in “new markets” or only “building new markets”, it’s about moving manufacturing from one-to-one and one-to-many to p2p, this time involving small companies.
This workshop is intended to be a kick-off for an international team aimed to develop a strategic toolkit specifically oriented to this.
We must explain with examples, strategies and behaviors how to turn companies into public commons.
After Paris we’ll develop the website and the project will be opened to everyone collaboration. If you plan to join us or simply follow our work, consider to subscribe to the newsletter here, or write a line to hello (at) manufacturingrecovery.tk
UPDATE
22/05/2015 article on Slow/d Blog about the mood and the workshop
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