Nod makerspace / Mater
In 2015 a group of multidisciplinary creatives set up to transform the abandoned industrial space of the former Cotton Factory in Bucharest into the first makerspace in Romania. After six months of hard work, with the help of 25 people and 9 partners, 650 sqm were ready to host makers and creative industries entrepreneurs that needed a space and community for their passion. The industrial space was once again filled with life and became a central hotspot for the creative industries in Bucharest.
In 2015 Nod Makerspace consisted of 650 sqm: the co-working (350 sqm of open space), 10 private studios, one meeting room and workshop area (300 sqm of manufacturing and prototyping space – a wood workshop and a metal workshop).
In 2016 we expanded to 1050 sqm with more private studios and more workspace. We received the visits of the prime minister and other European delegates.
In 2017 we expanded to another floor and now our co-working space and makerspace means:
- 1400 sqm of workspace
- wood, metal, CNC router, textiles, electronics & other tools
- 21 private studios
- over 120 members and 40 start-ups from creative industries
- the first Materials Library in South-Eastern Europe