80: Building Wikifactory to Take on the Internet of Production in China


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Matthieu David interviews Nicolai Peitersen, Co-founder and Chairman of Wikifactory. In this China business podcast, we learn about his company, a collaborative social platform where creative individuals use digital tools such 3D printers and CNC machines to design and fabricate products themselves and then share them online through the platform to reach out to individuals doing the same thing. Nicolai discusses how his company is making an impact on the production industry by making digital fabrication more prominent and exploring the possibilities and benefits of using it to localize production. 01:38 - Introduction to Wikifactory, its mission and vision 08:55 - How will Wikifactory as a platform, disrupt/alter the production industry? 16:08 - Wikifactory’s business model 18:50 - A collaborative product development social platform for companies and open-source communities 23:59 - What is Fab Lab? 25:39 - Insights on Digital Fabrication 30:30 - How traffic is drawn into the Wikifactory platform? 35:32 - What brought Nicolai Peitersen to Chengdu, China? 36:25 - What is good to do in China and what isn’t? 42:41 - What is a CNC machine and how does it compare to 3D printing? 43:54 - Wikifactory and capitalism, product ownership rights and sharing projects online 51:58 - Ethics, value creation, social issues and Wikifactory’s impact on China 56:54 - Nicolai talks about the social credit system and its link into his work Connect with Nicolai Peitersen Linkedin Twitter Email: nicolai@wikifactory.com Links https://wikifactory.com/ Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/china-paradigms/ YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2y6ixpQB1WIs6GMdUeoq4g Website: http://chinaparadigm.com/ Thanks for listening! if you like what you hear, do us a favor and write a review on iTunes. What is China Paradigms Podcast? China Paradigms is the China Business Podcast for entrepreneurs and China watchers. Learn from business professionals in China on our China Paradigms. Daxue Consulting is a market research and management consulting firm focusing on the Chinese market. We are leveraging a multiple-methodology approach in order to support clients’ needs, auctioning traditional methodologies as well as technology-driven tools. More about Daxue Consulting: https://daxueconsulting.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/daxueconsulting/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/daxue-consulting/?viewAsMember=true Twitter: https://twitter.com/DaxueConsulting

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