Web Summit – Dublin 2014



Interviewer Steve Nicholls (TechXB) with Richard Hulskes of Wevolver

WEVOLVER's MISSION IS EMPOWERING MAKERS TO TURN IDEAS INTO REALITY, The open source software movement has proven that creating and sharing in an open way sparks innovation, empowers developers and makes technology more accessible. THE GROWING OPEN HARDWARE MOVEMENT, Advancements in affordable and open source manufacturing technologies, such as 3D printing, have enabled more people to create products. In addition, the sharing of blueprints and online tools makes collaborating with others simple and effective – so that any individual can turn their ideas into real technology. THE BENEFITS OF OPEN HARDWARE, The democratization of technology development puts the maker in control.It encourages greater innovation through collaboration. And empowers people to tackle social and sustainable issues that are not addressed by corporations or governments. The development of technology is increasingly becoming a bottom-up process. Access to making, buying and using technology is growing because low cost technologies are becoming more readily available. On a personal level, open source hardware allows you to access knowledge and improve skills. And on a wider level, it creates a pool of information useful for developing and understanding technology. This is a disruptive time for the development of technology.

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