“I have an idea”
Local actors create new products or solutions on the platform or enter the innovation hub / makerspace with the specific need to make use of its services and equipment in order to create product prototypes. The scope of these products can range from one-off project for themselves (e.g. 3D printing a new handle for their pan at home) through small, hyperlocal projects (e.g. building tree guards in a neighbourhood), local initiatives (e.g. partnering up with manufacturers and distributors to provide new bins to the entire town) to even kickstart new ventures (e.g. IoT startups finding local partners to start their global expansion). These people share entrepreneurial characteristics even if they don’t necessarily want to build new ventures themselves.