ALLYOUNEED IS SPACE


A Multifactory is a new concept of productive environment. A Multifactory is a Shared workspace characterized by three main elements:

A – Production of Goods. A Multifactory is a space where to produce goods, not just services. A Multifactory is not intended as a “desk farm”, but an environment dedicated both to development of services and to production of material goods (should they be prototypes, small or medium scale productions).

B – Heterogeneity. A Multifactory is an heterogeneous workplace, where different kinds of productive subjects work together: Freelancers, Artists, Artisans, Solopreneurs, Smart Factories, SMEs. These subjects should be in different development stages (from startups to fully developed companies) and should come from very different previous experiences and fields.

C – Community Projects. A Multifactory is a bottom-up generated social structure. The governance system is largely self-generated and there is a constant circulation of ideas, which brings to innovative practices in sharing knowledge and in exchanging skills and professional services.

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INNOVATION IN PRODUCTION


Multifactories are multi-competencies environments, which allow a creative reuse of competencies and lead to product innovation also in a small scale business. In Multifactories, knowledge is the most valuable asset and knowledge sharing is the way to increase the overall competitiveness of the system.


Multifactories are a way to rethink the relationship between Labor and Means of Production, as every knot of the system brings both. Every knot brings its Means of Production and the skills to use them and while doing this gets the opportunity to have access to other’s Means of Production and/or skills.

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SOCIAL INNOVATION


A Multifactory is a Community of Purpose, where the purpose is the Job creation and the concretization of better working conditions, and takes form as a Community Project, where all the stakeholders take an active part in designing its shape and in the shared definition of norms, rules and governance system.

A Multifactory is a completely new form of territorial entity, that allows local governments and institutions to interact with a single economic and social agent, that is therefore not a “Factory”, but something close to the idea of a “village”, and gives back to single workers a collective representativeness and the consciousness to belong to a specific, new and innovative Social Class.

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REUSE OF URBAN SPACES


A Multifactory is a way to set up a value chain in Urban Environments and to bring back production to old industrial neighborhood. Multifactories reinvent old buildings and change them into sustainable productivity environments.


A Multifactory is a way to start again to produce in urban areas, in a light, flexible, environmentally safe and economic way. Multifactories allow to preserve industrial buildings, and at the same time to give back industrial neighborhoods to citizens.

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INVISIBLE FACTORY


A Multifactory generates more value than the sum of the individual values of companies. A Multifactory can be seen as an archipelago of companies, which are independent and fully autonomous under any aspect, but can cooperate in such a tight way that the Multifactory works as
an "Invisible Factory", in which every company is like a division of a single, Huge Company.


They can work together in this way because they know each other very well and have stable, long lasting relationships. The Invisible Factory can take form between companies that are part of different Multifactories, thanks to the Multifactory Network.