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Dialogues on Digital: Deep Dive with David Li

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December 22, 15:30 1630 CET

Dialogues on Digital:

Deep dive with David Li, the founder of Shenzhen Open Innovation Lab.


As the pioneer who pays close attention to the maker activity, David Li has been committed to promoting the development of Chinese makers and the transformation of innovative products since 2010. Meanwhile he is the important promoter of China maker activity and is honored as “Top Maker in Asia”, and he once participates in the founding of the first maker space of China-Xin Chejian.

David has participated in open source movement since 1990, and he is the member of Free Software Foundation and the code contributor of Apache as well as the director of Object Web Open Source Geospatial Foundation. During the past 20 years, he has participated in the interactive multimedia project of Steven Spielberg, Disney World, Japanese IT enterprise project and the design of social networking application of Facebook, and he also developed the visual programming environment Ardublock for Arduino and started and worked for many open source software projects.

With David Cuartelles from Arduino and Ramona Dremljuga from TETRA | Business Acceleration for Next Generation Internet | business.ngi.eu


“Beyond Silicon Valley. Can Asian countries develop an Alternative Innovation Narrative?”


Inside Shenzhen’s race to outdo Silicon Valley


Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. Arduino boards are able to read inputs - light on a sensor, a finger on a button, or a Twitter message - and turn it into an output - activating a motor, turning on an LED, publishing something online. You can tell your board what to do by sending a set of instructions to the microcontroller on the board. To do so you use the Arduino programming language (based on Wiring), and the Arduino Software (IDE), based on Processing.


TETRA project provides business support to third parties awarding NGI open calls issued by NGI-TRUST, NGI0-PET, LEDGER, NGI0-DISCOVERY and by those projects who will be funded under H2020 call ICT-24-2019.



Rob van Kranenburg (NGI) and Gaëlle Le Gars(ELONTech).

Hosted by

  • Guest speaker
    RK G
    Rob Kranenburg IoT Council

  • Team member
    GM T
    Group Made MADE non profit company

    for social innovation and creative synergies

  • Guest speaker
    DC G
    David Cuartelles Arduino

  • Guest speaker
    AY G
    Adele Yaroulina TETRA

  • Guest speaker
    DL G
    David Li Shenzhen Open Innovation Lab

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