Pop Machina

Pop-Machina is an EU Horizon 2020 project that seeks to highlight and reinforce the links between the Maker Movement and circular economy in order to promote environmental sustainability and generate socio-economic benefits in European cities.



A series of co-creation workshops, investor presentation days and hackdays further enable the participants to develop their circular solutions.


To support maker communities in the seven pilot cities.


Local citizens and underrepresented groups are encouraged to participate in maker communities.

Who is it for?

Individual makers, hackers and maker communities.


Santander, Spain
Istanbul, Turkey
Venlo, The Netherlands
Thessaloniki, Greece
Piraeus, Greece
Leuven, Belgium
Kaunas, Lithuania

Duration of stay

Depends on the project.

Financing amounts

Depends on the project.

Source of funding

EU Horizon 2020 Programme

Type of activity

Community event, Workshop

Type of sector

Curcular economy, Design, Engineering, Environment, IT, Science