_ Make in Italy Cdb Foundation

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

_Organizational Chart


Carlo De Benedetti – honorary president

Massimo Banzi – president

Riccardo Luna – executive vice president



Massimo Banzi

Carlo De Benedetti

Andrea Danielli – representing Associazione Make in Italy

Barbara Ghella

Riccardo Luna

Zoe Romano

Fernando Arias Sandoval – representing FabLabs and makerspaces



Fabbers Committee – representing Italian FabLabs and makerspaces

_Aree di Intervento