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Published June 30, 2023 | Version v1
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Critical Making Final Report on Communication, Exploitation and Dissemination

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Description

The "Critical Making" project represents a research initiative that had the aim of contributing to the field of knowledge and practice of critical and socially responsible making. This report provides a comprehensive overview of the project's communication, community engagement, exploitation, and dissemination activities, rooted in rigorous scientific research.

Throughout the project, emphasis has been placed on exploring grassroots innovation processes within open spaces like makerspaces and fab labs as well as communities of these spaces as well as individual makers, designers and engineers. A key objective has been to understand how young talents from diverse backgrounds can actively participate in open source innovation and contribute to the development of an inclusive society.

The report showcases the project's milestones, which include extensive community engagement through diverse case actions, scholarly papers that have been published, active participation in academic and popularised conferences, and the creation of comprehensive guides to promote inclusivity in making practices.

By following the strategies and key performance indicators (KPIs) outlined in the Critical Making D7.1 Communication, Engagement, and Dissemination Plan, the project has maintained alignment with its objectives and worked towards delivering meaningful outcomes. The D7.2 Interim report on Critical Making CED activities and exploitation plans has further refined these strategies, ensuring the project's continuous growth and impact.

Achievements have been realised in areas such as academic contributions, community engagement, and the dissemination of project-related information to a wide audience. An analysis of media and communication activities, along with a comprehensive list of academic

papers and conference presentations, demonstrates the project's commitment to effectively communicate and disseminate its findings. This report highlights the Critical Making project's communication, engagement, and dissemination strategies, underscoring its academic rigour and commitment to responsible research and innovation in grassroots innovations. The project has provided valuable guidelines, resources, and frameworks that serve as seeds for communities to build upon, fostering the growth of inclusive, and socially impactful making endeavours. Additionally, the report highlights sustainability efforts of the project, like workshops performed with key target groups and lists exploitation opportunities by all partners.

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Funding

Critical Making – Critical Making: Studying RRI Principles in the Maker Community 101006285
European Commission