The Maker Faire returns to the Fiera di Roma from 12 to 14 October. The family-friendly event dedicated to innovation, extending over more than 50,000 square metres in seven exhibition halls, focuses on creativity and inventions: an ideal opportunity for fans and makers who present projects in a range of fields: from science and technology, to biomedical and artistic areas.
The new developments for this sixth edition include an entire section dedicated to the circular economy: there are people who transform hemp into bio-plastic to be moulded, people who produce fabrics using dairy waste and then a circular restaurant where people who eat can become a virtual actor in the process to recycle kitchen waste. On 14 October, a workshop will be held in the Sala Livia to explain the treatment of organic waste produced by households and the reuse of technical materials.
The exhibition ranges from the Internet of Things to artificial intelligence, digital manufacturing, going through the food of the future, sensors, smart mobility, recycling and reuse, virtual reality and also augmented reality, as well as health and well being. And of course science, biotechnology and drones. Riccardo Luna will host the big opening ceremony on 12 October.
The universe also features, in the section celebrating the Apollo Programme, in anticipation of the fiftieth anniversary of the first landing on the Moon in 2019. A section of the exhibition area of Makers for Space is set aside for the San Marco Project, that saw the first Italian satellites developed at the same time as the Apollo programme was taking place.
The FS Italiane Group takes part in the Maker Faire with four areas: Mobility, Smart City, Creativity and Free Play
Trenitalia is the official carrier for the event, while the FS Italiane Group is a gold sponsor with a presence in four areas: the Mobility area, with a creative laboratory where you can build outlines and copies of the new Pop and Rock regional trains, of the Frecciarossa 1000 and the Busitalia buses; the Smart City area, with an itinerary dedicated to intelligent and intermodal transport.
And then there is the Creativity corner, that seeks to sensitise smaller children to the value of the train as a communal good through the creation of a stop-motion television ad; finally there is the Free Play corner which was specially created so that every child can turn into their preferred means of transport.
For Trenitalia clients and CartaFRECCIA members, the entrance ticket to the exhibition is reduced from € 12 to € 7.
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