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Tolocar: Open Source Immersion Days

Tolocar: Open Source Immersion Days

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The program will familiarize participants with the Tolocar project and its real cases of innovative system implementation
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The manufacturing sector is currently experiencing a profound transformation known as the fourth industrial revolution, commonly denoted as Industry 4.0. Moving from centralized to decentralized production models, we encounter distinct prospects for advancement facilitated by open technologies and innovative practices.

Our program acquaints participants with the Tolocar project, aimed at fostering the development of distributed manufacturing. It encompasses a comprehensive overview of potential advancements, machine replication, and open innovation, and delineates the pivotal role of CDTOs as leaders within their ecosystems.

The participants will be acquainted with the digital innovations and the Digital Product Passport (DPP) on FabCity OS — the project that is developing in collaboration of met a lab and Promprylad.

The program also includes practical work involving open design and documentation on the Ostriv platform. This entails tasks such as searching for and adapting 3D designs to facilitate the creation of physical objects.

The Tolocar project embodies the idea of mobile makerspaces furnished with open-source tools, equipment, and requisite materials. Tolocar facilitates immediate access to modern technologies directly on-site.

Who is this program for

For CDTOs and specialists engaged in digital transformation processes within the public sector

About the project

TOLOCAR is a project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH with support of At Stake gGmbH in close collaboration with Ukrainian and international partners

The expected outcome for program participants

Understanding the processes involved in the establishment of (mobile) makerspaces and distributed manufacturing in Ukraine and worldwide
Comprehension of distributed manufacturing systems and the role of CDTOs within these systems
Fundamental knowledge in the field of open design — theory and practice
Basic expertise in the field of open hardware — theory and practice

Program details

4 days
Online/ Offline
English/ Ukrainian
To hold the position of CDTO or participate in the digitalization processes of the public sector
English language proficiency at a level not lower than B2
Start of Training
Call for applications
27.03.2024 - 09.04.2024


Valeriia Ionan
Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation for European Integration, Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine
Amanda Smith
Director at Public Digital, UK
Serhii Orlov
Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine for Issues of Digital Development, Digital Transformations and Digitalization, Ministry of Justice of Ukraine
Valeriia Tkach
The Deputy Chief Executive of the Electronic Services Development Department - the Head of the Electronic Services Development Department on the Unified Web Portal, Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine
Zoriana Stetsiuk
Chief Executive of the Public Services Reengineering Directorate, Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine
Volodymyr Brusilovskyi
UNDP Ukraine DIA Support project manager
Tetiana Prykhodko
Coordinator of Regional Digitalization and Innovation Directions, Analyst at the Ministry of Digital Transformation and the Eastern Europe Fund
Alina Tornahi
Head of Marketing and Communications Department at the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine
Yurii Kopytyn
Head of the Architectural Competence Centre, Estonian e-Governance Academy
Oksana Grechko
Policy Development Officer, DIA Support Project, UNDP Ukraine
Dmytro Popov
Expert on Digital Accessibility in UNDP Ukraine, Head of Digital Accessibility Laboratory
Oksana Grabar
Founder of Training For Business
Anna Tsiatsko
Expert in State Communications; coordinated a medical reform communication campaign in 2017-2019
Michael Patsan
Founder of WEB3 University of Future Professions «Learn to Earn Global» and blockchain protocol «Amsets»
Dmytro Korchynksyi
Data Privacy Lawyer, Digital Human Rights Activist
Kateryna Borysenko
Senior Program Manager, Open Data at Eastern Europe Foundation
Yuliia Martynova
Head of HR Unit, SE Diia
Oksana Muliar
Journalist, PR Manager, coach on public speaking and crisis communication


Kostiantyn Leonenko
Tolocar Operators Team Lead
Victoria Wenzelmann
Tolocar Innovation Ecosystem Manager
Dr.-Ing. Manuel Moritz, MBA
Senior Researcher at the New Production Institute at Helmut Schmidt University in Hamburg
Dr.-Ing. Tobias Redlich
Academic Director at the New Production Institute at Helmut Schmidt University in Hamburg / Germany

Program structure

Lecture 1
Enabling Distributed Production in Ukraine with Tolocar

In the introductory lecture, participants will realize the Tolocar project's mission, emphasizing distributed production. Topics include capacity development, machine replication, and open innovation. The participants will explore examples of the implemented innovation ecosystems, and discuss CDTOs' roles in digital transformation

Lecture 2
Design Globally — Produce Locally

Participants will delve into global product design and local production, and learn about the significance of open-source hardware and software. Using examples like the WeArm O prosthesis, students will explore the process of open hardware projects, and discuss potential products for global design and local production in Ukraine, along with challenges and solutions

Lecture 3
Enabling Industry 4.0 through Open Source 

The lecture is dedicated to innovations that keep contributing to the industrial revolution. It will provide participants with knowledge about the Digital Product Passport (DPP) and the technologies underlying its creation, including the FabCity operating system (FabCity OS). This system was developed as part of the Tolocar project with the support of MetaLab and Promprylad in Ivano-Frankivsk

Hands-on Module
Make Your Own Products with Tolocar

By engaging directly with distributed manufacturing technologies and open-source machinery, participants will have the opportunity to explore Tolocar's open design and documentation at the local community makerspace on the Ostriv platform. They will attempt to find 3D designs in open repositories, adapt them to their needs, and convert them into tangible objects


Will I receive a certificate?

Yes, upon successful completion of the programme, the participants will receive a certificate

How much does the Programme cost?

Currently, the programme is supported by the donors and is free for the students

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