Call for Schools

School? Teacher? Headteacher?
We’re looking for you!

take part in the Call for Schools

Bring your creative and original idea to Call for Schools and introduce it with your school to the public of the 11st edition of Maker Faire Rome 2023.

Since its first edition in 2013, Maker Faire Rome has given space to the creativity of young people – the true, incredible wealth of our country – and enhanced the constant commitment and dedication of all teachers who contribute on a daily basis to making the talents and qualities of all students shine through innovative initiatives, projects and educational programmes.

The Call for Schools is organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Merit.

The objective of Call for Schools

Call for Schools 2023 aims to promote innovation among schools through the dissemination of digital culture and the development of individual and collective entrepreneurship, rewarding the projects deemed most worthy.

Participation in Call for Schools 2023 is free and open to all Italian upper secondary schools and similar schools belonging to the European Union (students aged 14-18 years).

The Exhibition Event will take place from 20 to 22 October 2023 at Fiera di Roma.

Conferences, workshops, webinars and other training and information events will be held mainly digitally, also on dates other than those indicated above.

Bring your school to #MFR2023!

Call for Schools is held in collaboration with the Ministry of Education.

A jury of experts will select the most innovative projects, forged at the school desk, and the selected institutes will be able to participate in #MFR2022 and make use of a free exhibition space.

The event will take place in presence in compliance with the regulations and safety measures in force at the time of its realization and a part will be in online, multi-channel and virtual digital mode.

For each individual non-Roman institution that will participate in person, a portion of the travel and accommodation expenses to participate in the event will be reimbursed after the event, as specified in the Regulations.

Participating in Maker Faire Rome is not only culturally enriching, but also a lot of fun.

Selected projects will be introduced to the wider public through coverage in national and international newspapers, radio and television.

Do you have a brilliant project? Read the selection criteria

The following criteria will be used to evaluate submitted projects:

  • Ability to highlight digital manufacturing processes;
  • Use of new intelligence applied to traditional products or processes (with sensors, 3D printing, and new technologies);
  • Potential profitability;
  • Sustainability;
  • Inclusiveness;
  • Interactivity and visitor involvement;

For institutions selected through Call for Schools, participation in the Event is recognised as a valid activity for the Pathways for Transversal Skills and Orientation (PCTO).

Other opportunities represented by the Call for Schools

The projects focused on “Health & Wellbeing / Wellness & Healthcare” presented with the Call for Schools will participate in the Make to Care award.

>>> Read the Regulations and the Privacy Policy

>>> Submit your project by may 31st june 15th (extended deadline)!


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Do you want to help us promote the 11st edition of Maker Faire Rome 2023? Here’s what you can do!

  • Keep a social media log of your adventure with photos and videos on your profiles; we will share them with our audience on all Maker Faire Rome channels. Always use the hashtags #MFR2023 and #MakerFaireRome
  • Download the images you find on this page and use them on your social media channels, on your website and with your digital communication systems