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The third edition of the Maker Faire was held on 16 and 17 June, at the Italian Hall of the Fira de Barcelona. It gathered together hundreds of engineers, scientists, artists, creators and onlookers from around the world, to share knowledge and products through exhibitions, creative-technology workshops, conversations and interactive demonstrations for people of all ages.

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Last Saturday, 9 June, the Parc de la Ciutadella was transformed into an outdoor laboratory with over 230 activities, bringing science, technology, innovation and research to members of the public from all walks of life.

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A technology committee. LleialtTec, has been formed for Lleialtat Santsenca, which is fostering the digital empowerment of local residents, groups and associations. One of this new facility's main challenges  is to bring the principles of community action to the field of technology and use free, ethical tools for managing it and developing communications, content creation and data storage. 

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“Dades x dones” és una iniciativa que té per objectiu cocrear una aplicació per a mòbils per dinamitzar i promoure l’activitat econòmica de serveis domèstics i a les famílies (economia de les cures) a la ciutat de Barcelona.

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A new study highlights how women are hugely underrepresented in strategic spheres such as education, research and work when it comes to ICT.

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Students at this school in the district of Horta-Guinardó used the social cohesion index (ICS) to measure inequalities between city neighbourhoods in their project ‘La cohesió social va per barris’.

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Time banks have needed a TimeOverflow Mobile app for some time now. Many members only access the system with computers, for instance the over 60s, but most have a smartphone and use messaging apps such as WhatsApp. This was one of the projects to gain a subsidy from the ‘Impulsem el que fas’ programme, which offers grants to provide a socio-economic boost to the local area, supporting projects with a social vocation and return which enhances people’s quality of life and reduces socio-economic inequalities.

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Sharing Academy y OuiShare se unen para organizar SocialHack Nou Barris, el primer hackathon que se celebrará en Barcelona con la intención de llevar la innovación social a través de la tecnología a uno de los distritos con más desigualdad de la Ciudad Condal.

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Fablab Barcelona and the Fundació Pere Tarrés held the first session of the Ambaixadors i Ambaixadores Maker project on Friday 23 February. The project is part of the maker movement and stresses learning through experience.

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Subsidies were awarded in January to the projects chosen from the digital social innovation category of last year’s ‘Impulsem el que fas’ grants. The winning projects offer solutions for a wide range of needs with a high social impact for the city of Barcelona and its inhabitants, including recycling, training and digital inclusion, bridging the digital divide, stressing the gender perspective and combatting energy poverty.