Author: Kristina Fischer

Seven reasons to participate in Maker Faire Hannover

The Maker Faire Hannover will take place on August 2023. Preparations are in full swing, the first highlights have already been booked and tickets are being bought in abundance.

There is plenty of room on around 7,500 square meters of exhibition space. Which Maker would like to exhibit? We are looking for creative projects, innovative impulses and exciting self-builds. Until the beginning of June, Makers are invited to register with their ideas and projects via the Call-for-Makers form.

Those who don’t want to exhibit but love to talk can share their vision with visitors and become a speaker! There will be slots available in the speaking program in the entertainment show on the outdoor stage. Workshops are also in high demand and can be submitted separately.

But what are the benefits of participating as a Maker at Maker Faire Hannover? We have collected and listed some reasons. Have fun reading:

  1. Use a platform to show the project to many people
    A Maker Faire represents a unique platform that does not exist elsewhere. Makers can take advantage of a fair space for free, no matter if they are total beginners or professionals. In the past, Maker Faire Hannover has attracted over 17,500 visitors in one weekend. Every exhibitor is offered the opportunity to show their own idea to many visitors in a relaxed atmosphere at an extremely versatile trade fair event.
  2. Press hype before, during and after Maker Faire – especially at MAKE
    Maker Faire is organized by the German-language Make magazine. This is part of the Heise Group and thus has an enormous advertising platform. In addition, the Maker Faire is a popular venue for the press due to its versatile creativity. Media attention in Make and other press portals is almost guaranteed.
  3. Learn from other makers and benefit from their different skills
    Where else can you meet so many different people with such diverse skills? The booth neighbor on the left is a professional in 3D printing/scanning, the neighbor on the right has years of experience in building robots, and the maker at the booth across the street loves to program computer games, while the exhibitor at the booth next to her is a professional in using embroidery machines. Here, the opportunity is offered to get in touch with other makers from other subject areas in the simplest way and to learn from each other. In this way, one’s own knowledge can be enriched and at the same time passed on. In addition, exciting new projects and cooperations can arise.
  4. Time for new friendships: Finally personal exchange with other makers again
    Maybe some of you felt a bit lonely during the lockdowns and longed for the exchange with like-minded people. Now this is finally possible again. At a Maker Faire, it can be guaranteed that an open exchange will take place around one’s own interests. New acquaintances can be made at the latest at the traditional get-together of all Makers and not infrequently these lead to a long-standing friendship, which is revived at every Maker Faire.
  5. Inspire others with your own project to become a Maker, too.
    Isn’t it great when you can inspire others with your own enthusiasm? At such an emotional event as the Maker Faire, enthusiasm bubbles up in almost every corner. Visitors are only too happy to be infected by this and are even happier when Makers encourage them with their unique projects to finally discover DIY for themselves.
  6. Sharing knowledge and making the world a little better
    With a 3D printer, it’s easy to print replacement parts for equipment that would otherwise have to be disposed of. Through upcycling, things that would not survive the circular economy are put to further use. Innovative projects around sustainability protect the environment and conserve resources. The instinctive thirst for knowledge of a Maker inspires to first think about functionality and benefit before buying a new product. As a Maker, you do your part to make the world a little bit better with your projects, but also with the knowledge that is shared with visitors at the Maker Faire.
  7. Have fun at one of the biggest Maker Faires worldwide
    If the above reasons are still not enough arguments to attend Maker Faire Hannover: Fun is guaranteed. Big, fire-breathing highlights, multicultural exchange, lots of wonderful creative people and a festival that can hardly be surpassed in individuality.

So don’t wait any longer, become part of the Maker Faire! Register here.

We’re getting serious – ticket stores open!

Here we go. We’re getting serious and are opening our ticket stores!

Finally, you can experience creative Maker again in presence, exchange with specialists from the most diverse subject areas, experience the genius of inventions, learn a lot of new things and have a lot of fun together with other people.

As a premiere event we offer you this year a special treat in the south of Germany. In the heart of Baden-Württemberg, Innoport Reutlingen, Maker will present their inventions and are waiting for you to exchange ideas with them. Especially attractive, of course, for all those who have found the journey to northern Germany too far. Get your ticket now for the Maker Faire Baden-Württemberg from June 25-26. To the ticket store.

No Maker Faire year without a meeting in Hannover! Germany’s largest Maker Faire and biggest platform for maker will take place on September 10-11 at the Hannover Congress Centrum and Stadtpark. This year we offer you internationality. Exhibitors from a wide range of countries are invited to show the diversity, inventiveness and potential of Makers. Look forward to a grandiose spectacle and save your participation now, so that the excitement can last all the longer. To the ticket store.

If you are now thinking that you would much rather use our platform as a Maker and present YOUR own ideas: Click here for the Call for Makers. Join us and register as a Maker for a free booth. Be part of the community!


Merry Christmas! We are looking forward to our Maker Faires next year!

Dear Community,

Once again, the year is almost over. Time to relax a bit and come to rest.

Unfortunately, we were not able to have a big Maker Faire as usual this year, but we had great virtual meetings with you at our Maker Faire Hannover – Digital Edition and the Make Entertainment Show! So we are even more excited about the plans for the upcoming year. We have a lot of new ideas and can’t wait to see you again at our Maker Faires AND virtually.

  • We will start the year digitally with the Maker Faire Germany – Digital Edition. It is already on 12 February. Look forward to 20 selected Makers and partners presenting their projects at virtual booths. Participants will have the opportunity to exchange ideas with the Makers, network and ask questions. An entertainment show of the very best with a varied live program completes the five-hour event. Do you want your project to be there? Click here to apply.
  • From Berlin to the South … We are leaving the capital and moving our second big Maker Faire to Southern Germany. This makes Maker Faire Baden-Württemberg the second major flagship event in Germany for the Maker community, alongside Maker Faire Hannover. Join us, travel to the heart of Baden-Württemberg and marvel at the Maker scene of (southern) Germany. The event takes place on June 25 & 26. Click here for the Call for Makers.
  • Of course, Germany’s largest Maker Faire in Hannover is not to be missed. It will take place at the Hannover Congress Centrum on September 10 & 11. The Call for Makers is open and we are looking forward to your applications.For the time between the years we recommend our online platform Make Projects. Here you can present and develop your projects, but most of all connect with other makers. Share your ideas and stories with the community on Make Projects and bring joy and inspiration to others! By the way, from now on we will present the project of the month in our newsletter. To the platform.

We wish you all a merry Christmas season with your loved ones. Stay healthy and have a positive start into the new year!

Your Maker Faire Crew


Virtual exhibitor area – what awaits you as a Maker!

Are you also sad because now for the second time no Maker Faire can take place? Then you thought wrong! We will meet digitally this year! On 18 June it starts, mark the date in your calendar.

Become an exhibitor and get great entertainment and great knowledge right in your workshop. If you’re wondering, “A digital Maker Faire, how is that going to work?” you’d better prick up your ears, because the Maker Faire team has come up with something great for you:

The digital format will run via the event tool vystem and will be quite easy to use. Everyone will be able to find their way around without any prior introduction, so don’t be shy when clicking through! The four areas into which the show is divided are an entertainment show, a knowledge hub, the presentations, the topic tables and, of course, the exhibitor area.

By the way, a nice side effect of the Digital Edition is that exhibitors can also take a look around the trade fair while looking after their booth, which experience has shown to be lacking “in real life” 😉 But how does it work with the virtual exhibitor area anyway?

Every Maker who wants to participate in the Maker Faire Hannover 2021 can send us a short application via this form. Since space at the show is limited, the Maker Faire team will decide which exhibitors will get a virtual booth. This booth can be designed by the exhibitors themselves within less than 30 minutes with a video, photos, descriptions of the project, links to their own website and further information material. For more in-depth discussions and networking among themselves, event participants can then contact the Makers in 1:1 video calls via the exhibitor booth and exchange ideas with them.

The event will be rounded off with a subsequent get together with all exhibitors (surprise package included) and a real Maker Faire feeling will be created!

Your booth can then look something like this:

Of course, you can also enjoy the knowledge hub and the entertainment show in parallel. Beyond the exhibitor booth, as a Maker you can participate in topic tables where you can share your expertise and exchange ideas with others on specific topics.

So it’s network, inspire and finally see Makers again! Great ideas and inspiration for tinkering at home are just as much at the start as great entertainment, providing a vacation from the one-sided daily grind.

If you feel like showing your project or want to get more information, please visit the Maker Faire Hannover website. If you have further questions, feel free to send us an email ( or give us a call: But be quick – the Call for Makers is only open until April 30!

First worldwide “Virtually Maker Faire”

We unfortunately had to cancel the Maker Faire Hannover and the Maker Faire Berlin due to the Corona crisis. We are very sad about this, but we don’t want to be kept from it and are still planning new concepts – for the first time digitally.

The US Maker Faire team has created something very special: The first worldwide “Virtually Maker Faire”.

Makers from all over the world can network with each other, exchange experiences and present projects and ideas at a 24-hour live event on Saturday, 23 May – all virtually via their home computer or smartphone.

The focus will be on all ideas and projects around the Covid-19, but all other of your ideas are also welcome. You always wanted to know what Maker are doing in Mexico? Or how a Makerspace in Shanghai is organized? Here you can find out and ask for yourself. Experience international maker-flair first hand and discuss with others how makers, especially in view of the current Corona crisis, can continue to have a positive influence on events and the future.

Use this unique opportunity and represent Germany’s Maker culture worldwide!

You have many opportunities to participate:

  • Register your project and present it virtually (no live-presence necessary), the project will then be shown here:
  • Announce a lecture – you can hold it live or record it in advance
  • Register a panel – e.g. for networking with makers in your region or as a FabLab to exchange with FabLabs from other countries
  • Register for a workshop (you can also record it in advance or demonstrate it live) and teach your knowledge to others.
  • Demonstrations – A livestreamed or pre-recorded demonstration of a project, process, or innovation.

Show the world what you’ve got. Everything is completely free of charge for makers and participants. Networking is in the foreground. We would be very happy to see many of you again virtually. By the way, the language does not matter. You can present your project in the language you prefer.

You can register directly on the homepage of the US organization team: . Here you can find more information:

Maker Media wishes you a happy Easter!

The Maker Media GmbH wishes everyone a happy Easter. Times are special at the moment and nothing is the same as usual – even large family celebrations unfortunately fall flat at the moment due to the corona crisis.

But don’t let it get you down and still have a good time – as good as it gets.

Everything can – nothing must! The important thing is that you are well.

And for those whose thirst for action can never be great enough: register as a Maker for the Maker Faire Hannover by 5 July. On September 12th and 13th we will give you the opportunity to present your projects you are currently building to others for free – so don’t hesitate for long and register quickly. To the Call for Makers

To increase the anticipation you can also get tickets at 30% discount. You will receive the tickets by e-mail and can send them quickly and easily as a little Easter greeting to your loved ones.


Cancellation Maker Faire Berlin

Due to the increasing spread of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, Maker Media GmbH has decided with a heavy heart to cancel the Maker Faire Berlin. The event should have taken place on 18 & 19 April 2020 in the Arena Berlin.

Why do we cancel?

According to the RKI (Robert Koch Institute), the Maker Faire Berlin is considered a high-risk event regarding the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 due to

  • its size with about 15,000 visitors
  • its internationality with registered exhibitors from 25 nations (also from risk areas)
  • its intergenerational event concept with many participatory activities

The RKI recommends extensive health safety measures for exhibitions of this kind in order to reduce the risk of virus transmission. Such measures can only be implemented at great expense.

In addition, the Federal Minister of Health has recently recommended to cancel events with more than 1,000 participants.

Important to know:

  • Tickets already purchased for the Maker Faire Berlin will be fully refunded, including fees. This works automatically, without any inquiry.
  • All exhibitors will be informed personally.

Where do we go from here?

  • On September 12th und 13th, 2020 Germany’s largest Maker Faire will take place in Hanover. We are now preparing this event with the same passion and even more commitment. Providing an inside as well as an outside area you will meet thousands of makers and numerous exciting projects as well as many breathtaking highlights at Maker Faire Hanover
  • You would like to present your realised ideas and are interested in passing on your knowledge? We still have enough space for all makers – please register here.
  • You would like to support the Maker Faire financially? Become a sponsor and present your company or your vision. You can find more information here.
  • You want to participate as a visitor? Currently there is a 30% discount on the tickets. They can be purchased online.

We would like to thank everyone who wanted to participate in the Maker Faire Berlin. Let’s keep up the maker spirit in Hannover!

Your Maker Faire Crew


Status as of 09.03.2020

Tickets Maker Faire Berlin: 30% discount!

The first round of advance ticket sales for the Maker Faire Berlin is over. From now on, all tickets for our creative Maker event in the capital city are available for purchase with a 30% discount on the full price. The offer is valid until 18 February.

You always wanted to learn programming? Following the motto “Where it’s cool to be smart” a wide range of activities such as coding, soldering or sewing invite you to participate. Workshops and lectures offer an even deeper insight into the world of Maker.

The Maker Faire Berlin is open for you on Saturday & Sunday, 18 – 19 April 2020 from 10am to 6pm in the location Arena Berlin. Meet hundreds of creative Makers from different countries and bring your family with you – the Maker Faire is a meeting point for young and old, nerds and creative, beginners and professionals.

Buy tickets now.

You don’t have a present? Get your tickets now!

Whether as secret santa, as an on-top gift for your loved ones or simply as a good treat for yourself – the ticket shops for Maker Faire Berlin and Hannover are open.

At Christmas time we have a special gift for all Maker Faire fans: the first tickets can be bought for only 5,- € instead of 15,- € per event. But attention, the number is limited to only 250 tickets. So get it fast, before the tickets are out of stock.

The next Maker Faire Berlin is already knocking on the door! On the 18th and 19th of April 2020 you can exchange your tickets with other Makers again. We are going to a new location, the Arena Berlin. Located directly on the banks of the Spree, in the trendy and cultural district around Schlesische Strasse, its industrial charm provides the ideal backdrop for the exhibitors’ innovative projects.

On 12 and 13 September in Hannover, the creators with the extraordinary ideas will meet for the eighth time in a row in the Hannover Congress Centrum and Stadtpark.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a creative New Year!

Maker Faire Berlin 2020: date and venue are fixed

On 18 and 19 April the maker scene will meet for the sixth time in the capital. The new venue is now the Arena Berlin. With its industrial charm, the centrally located area directly on the banks of the Spree provides the ideal backdrop for the exhibitors’ innovative projects. Interested makers can register for a stand, a workshop or a lecture until 9 February 2020. Private makers – especially FabLabs, Hackerspaces or Repair-Cafés – can register their stands free of charge. University and university projects as well as campaigns such as those by Jugend forscht are also welcome and can also participate at no cost.

Where it’s cool to be smart: The motto of the Maker Faire also applies to companies that want to present their products to creative, technically and scientifically enthusiastic people. “Companies such as Conrad, 3dk, Allnet, Arrow and Mouser have been relying on the potential of the Maker Fair for several years now. But we also address companies looking for the makers of tomorrow with our event,” explains Daniel Rohlfing, Senior Product Manager of Maker Faire. “At Maker Faire, HR departments can approach the young talents in an unconventional way and score sustainable points.

Further information for companies wishing to exhibit can be obtained by sending an enquiry to