The Distributed Design Market Platform (DDMP) is a project funded by the European Union through the Creative Europe fund, that fosters the role of emerging Makers and Designers as part of this new digitized world. It celebrates, supports and inspires these professionals from across Europe and provides opportunities to support the mobility and circulation of their work to connect them with new, digital markets. It consists of both online and offline activities such as events, resources, workshops, fairs and bootcamps that promote and advocate for emerging creative talent in Europe and their business productivity and sustainability.

DDMP will be hosting the "Open Tech & Design Summit" on May 20th together with Global Innovation Gathering. The pre-republica programme is going to feature makers and innovators from around the world showcasing their work.