Exploring Maker technologies: the TechRadar

MAKE-IT is a Horizon 2020 European research project focused on how the role of Collective Awareness Platforms (CAPS) enables the growth and governance of the Maker movement, particularly in relation to Information Technology, using and creating social innovations and achieving sustainability.

MAKE-IT tackles these issues through different research methods and with the development of technological innovations, such as the interactive Technology Radar (or TechRadar) , which provides an overview of all relevant technologies for makers:


The researchers at MAKE-IT invite you to test the TechRadar and provide them project with very valuable feedback.
The TechRadar was developed for the purpose of research, but it has also features that we hope can make
it useful for a maker, especially for the maker beginners and as an educational tool within fab labs.

When exploring the TechRadar, we would like to draw your attention to

  • The possibilities of exploring across the platforms: Specific examples are linked with general types of technology categories (where more inspiration can be found) and further linked with technology trends and vice versa.
  • A feature letting the user contribute to the database of platforms/technologies.

After exploring the TechRadar, we will appreciate all the feedback we can get.
Please use this link to enter the online survey:

There’s time until December 9th 2017.

For questions or additional feedback, please e-mail:

Arnoud de Jong – arnoud.dejong@tno.nl or

Troels Bovbjerg – tbg@dti.dk