Make-IT Alliance at re:publica 2018

On May 2nd, 2018 the Make-IT Alliance convened in Berlin at re:publica – Europe’s largest digital festival – for its 7th network meeting. The meeting was attended by members old and new: The Make-IT Alliance is growing. There will be seven new members officially acceding at this year’s CEBIT in June. For that matter, Dr.…

Prototyping Make-IT: A retrospect and glimpse of the future at the 6th Make-IT Alliance Meeting

How can the Make-IT Alliance keep innovating for itself? The 6th Make-IT Alliance Meeting saw its members come together to look back and celebrate the achievements of 2017. Dr. Michael Blank from the DIHK underlined the successful Make-IT collaboration for the “Start.Up! Germany Tour 2017”. This roadshow successfully connected tech start-ups from African countries and…

The Make-IT Alliance welcomes its newest member: Siemens AG

On 7 August 2017, Thomas Silberhorn, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, and Janina Kugel, Chief Human Resources Officer and Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG, signed the Joint Declaration of Intent of the Make-IT Alliance at the Siemens Headquarter in Munich. Mr. Silberhorn underlined the importance…

Third Make-IT Meeting at CeBIT 2017

The third Make-IT Alliance meeting was held on March 22nd, 2017 at the biggest international faire for technology, CeBIT in Hanover. The meeting was hosted by the Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media (Bitkom e.V.). The hosts and the participants welcomed the first steps for the regional programme ‘Make-IT in Africa’. Dr…

Make-IT Alliance, what’s next?

The second meeting of the Make-IT Alliance took place on 10 January 2017 at the ‘House of German Industry’ in Berlin. It was hosted by the German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK). The main goal of this meeting was to define activities that are of priority in achieving the shared objective of the Make-IT…

Welcome to the Make-IT Alliance

Developing countries are already generating many innovative digital ideas and solutions. Young inventors are using their creativity to overcome local challenges, while at the same time their start-ups are generating new employment opportunities. What do start-ups need to truly thrive? How can we create innovation ecosystems that make it easy for start-ups to have an…