AMS Spring 2023

Live entrepreneurship & 3D value networks – 3D printing Concrete at Scale

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Pioneering 3D printing designer and entrepreneur Janne Kyttanen was one of the first people to mass-produce 3D printed design goods, was one of the first designers to engage with 3D printing, had one of the first 3D printing startups and has shaped the 3D printing world. Now as a VC and an advisor he is looking where he expects 3D printing, entrepreneurship, and the future to intersect. Janne thinks that value networks of cooperating companies will be key to unlocking value in the future. He will report to you as he investigates the emergence of value networks and tries to create his own. Through a series of interviews, you’ll see entrepreneurship, partnering, and research unfold before you live. You can learn more about Janne’s Open Source efforts, or listen to his 3DPod interview or his look into the future of 3D printing.

Janne explains that,

“Value networks, simply put, are people openly working together towards a bigger common goal. It has been my long time belief that this method has, by far, the best opportunities for success. In the capitalist system, which we have created, it is very hard for most people to see beyond their own slice even though creating a bigger pie altogether would reap the biggest benefits for all.”

“This series will unveil how value networks could be created in 3D printing, but I also openly share the reasons for them to fail. It is ironic when I started planning for this series last year, I could only give people examples from the past about how a crisis has forced people to openly work together instead of worrying about their own profits first. I am astonished by the solidarity of how the 3D printing community has risen together during the COVID epidemic. Just imagine what the world would look like if people worried about their share of profits before sharing 3D files online, which could save lives.

My series starts from the perspective of the construction world and my first interview is with Jeroen Nuijten from construction company BAM – Nederland. Let’s hear from him about what value networks could mean when scaling 3D printing in concrete.”

We really hope that you enjoy this innovative series through which Janne will week by week update us on his progress in researching and creating value networks. Can value networks unlock real progress in the nascent promising but untried world of 3D printing concrete? Watch the video above to find out.

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