What We Do

The MakerNet Alliance aims to:

  • increase the global open knowledge base on how to successfully make useful items in low resource settings
  • develop the open standards and protocols that are necessary for an open internet of manufacturing that supports decentralised supply networks, particularly in the Global South.


Alliance members work together through a series of Working Groups on different topics, with objectives ranging from sharing knowledge to developing data standards. The following Working Groups are active at the moment:

  • Open Know-How
  • Plastics Recycling
  • Socially Useful 3D Printing
  • Working with Artisans

If you are a member and want there to be a Working Group on a topic that isn’t listed here, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to help you to set it up.