The new phenomenon of fabrication laboratories (fablabs) marks the advent of the 3rd industrial revolution where collaboration, sharing, community & innovation shapes our economy. Fablabs are technical prototyping platforms for innovation and invention inviting the society at large to become innovators. Easily deployable to remote areas, fablabs can also contribute to smart & inclusive growth by decreasing regional disparities in innovation.
FabLabNet aims to foster international networks and links both with schools and businesses. The project joins a number of fablabs on a central European network: 9 project partners - inspired by and strictly connected to 11 associated partners - share experiences and develop activities to boost their knowledge and capacity, following trends set by the European movement that focuses on new business models, and highlights the difference in current cultural & business world.
While local Smart Specialization Strategies (local S3) are the starting point to determine the distinctive features of each single fablab, the project objective is to reveal & share effective technical & organizational resources among the network, to develop innovative services for local communities, business and educational institutions and to set up and fine tune efficient communication. Pilot activities, both at national and transnational level, help the project to root & spread its well assessed knowledge, practices and capacities on a European horizon, a framework that connects the world of fablabs with a fully developed, advanced business field.
computer agency o.p.s (cz)
design terminal national center for creative industries (hu)
association of open workshop and fablabs (de)
south moravia innovation centre (cz)
the national research development and innovation office (hu)
FabLabNet can count on the inspiration and the creativeness of 11 Associated Partners that generously contribute to the implementation of the project by providing their valuable know-how and experiences.