The Italian FabLab and Makers Foundation Make in Italy cdb was created at the beginning of 2014 by Massimo Banzi, Carlo De Benedetti, and Riccardo Luna. The official presentation occurred on February 14. The date and place, Toolbox in Turin, were not coincidental: it was exactly there, at the headquarters of Officine Arduino, that the first FabLab in Italy was created two years earlier.
The mission of the Make in Italy cdb Foundation is to support makers and, in particular, Italian FabLabs, helping them grow as well as helping those who want to open new ones.
We want to create opportunities and give value to a new “Make in Italy”, that is, this emerging patrimony of innovation from the bottom, putting capable people in contact with investors and facilitating relations between those who have an idea and those who have the competencies to realize them. Our goal is to facilitate the emergence of a network of workshops that can collaborate by reaching critical mass on new
Carlo De Benedetti – honorary president
Massimo Banzi – president
Riccardo Luna – executive vice president
Andrea Danielli – representing Associazione Make in Italy
Fernando Arias Sandoval – representing FabLabs and makerspaces
Fabbers Committee – representing Italian FabLabs and makerspaces