Festival for innovation, creativity and technology
Maker Faire has its roots in the USA. The Americans call it „The Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth“, which means that Maker Faire is an inventor's exhibition, a fun fair and at the same time something completely new. It's a family-friendly festival for innovation, creativity and technology.
Here makers gather to present their projects to a broad public. Makers are resourceful DIY-enthusiasts, creative minds, unconventional thinkers or technology experts who enjoy tinkering and can be found in all age groups. They are eager to learn, but also knowledge mediators who like to share their innovations. For some exhibitors participating at Maker Faire has even been the beginning of a successful start-up.
Trying out new things is a main factor. At each Maker Faire there are a lot of interesting hands-on stations complemented by exciting talks and workshops. Speziell das Thema Education wird großgeschrieben. Kids and students are given an understanding of science, technology, new materials and tools in a creative and playful way. The focus is on having fun.
A selection of topics found here:
3D printing & 3D scanning ∙ Arduino, Raspberry Pi & Co. ∙ Art & Design ∙ Bio-Hacking ∙ Crafting ∙ Drones & Air craft ∙ Energy & Sustainability ∙ Fashion & Wearables ∙ Food ∙ Games ∙ Hacking ∙ Home Automation ∙ Internet of Things ∙ Knowledge transfer ∙ Manufacturing Technologies ∙ Model making ∙ Music & Sound ∙ Open Source ∙ Radio & Communication ∙ Recycling & Upcycling ∙ Robots ∙ Science & Research ∙ Shared Spaces
The next Maker Faire Vienna will take place on the 5th and 6th of May 2018 and you can be a part of it! There are different ways to participate:
Do you want to exhibit your project or organize a workshop? There are no limitations regarding the content. This year's Call for Makers is already closed. We're looking forward to your submissions for Maker Faire Vienna 2019 starting in autumn 2018!
As a helper you support Maker Faire Vienna and get to look behind the scenes of the event. The Call for Helpers starts in spring 2017.
Visitors can expect exciting presentations, exhibitions, workshops and lectures at Maker Faire Vienna.
Maker Faire Vienna 2018 takes place at METAStadt. On 4.800 m2 METAStadt offers enough space for the extensive and exciting programme of Maker Faire Vienna 2018. The former factory building, in which steam turbines and dynamos were produced at the beginning of the 20th century, will become the backdrop for Austria's biggest DIY-festival on the 5th and 6th of May 2018.
5th & 6th May, 2018
10 am to 6 pm
Dr. Otto-Neurath-Gasse 3
Free shuttle bus from the underground stop Stadlau (U2) und back every 15 minutes starting at 10 am!
From stop Kagran (U1) in 8 - 10 minutes with tram line 25 or bus linie 26A (stop Erzherzog-Karl-Straße)
From stop Hauptbahnhof (U1) in 17 minutes with S-Bahn S 80 or train R 2582 (stop Erzherzog-Karl-Straße)
METAStadt can be reached by car via Stadlauer Straße 41. Free parking will be provided on site.
Highway A23 exit Stadlau
With our mobility partner DriveNow you can comfortably drive to Maker Faire Vienna and park your DriveNow vehicle in the reserved parking area on site! (depending on availability)
Ride with your bike through Prater or Donauinsel to Donaustadtbrüclke - from there it's only 10 minutes to METAStadt!