The non-profit organisation Norway Makers has received $ 430.000 in funding from the DNB Savings Bank Foundation. The funds will be used to establish up to 10 makerspaces in Norway’s science centres within the next couple of years.
Roger Antonsen and Jon Haavie from Norway Makers hope this funding will contribute to the development of the maker movement in the country.
“This funding gives us the opportunity to build a national network of public makerspaces and inspire new generations. Our mission is to make more makers”, explained Haavie. “The makerspaces will have open activities and educational programs where kids can get their hands dirty and get inspired by art, technology, and science. By doing this in a science center network, we can have a great impact”, said Antonsen.
With around 1 million visitors each year, Norwegian science centres will be a great place for makers to show their projects, inspire others and recruit members to their organisations.