The FabLab, from the English Fabrication Laboratory, is a high-tech workshop open to the public (usually for registered members who pay dues to run the workshop) and an educational centre in the field of modern technology.
The purpose of the workshop is to make otherwise very expensive machines and technologies available to budding scientists, companies, students, etc., and to provide them with the proper training and education to properly operate the technologies. Fablab provides machines, space to create, training on how to use the machines, technical support and educational events for makers (individuals using technology and creative thinking to create).
FabLaby is usually based on the principles of sharing know how, open source and DIY. In addition, modern European FabLabs strive for maximum urban autonomy, self-production and green thinking with maximum waste reduction.
The purpose of FabLabs is to connect students, universities, companies and other workshops. The FabLab provides an environment for student projects, for budding entrepreneurs and tries to bring the university and private spheres closer together. Sharing know-how between universities, workshops and other entities is also a prerequisite.
The FabLab should better prepare students for the job market, which is now closely intertwined with modern technologies (such as 3D printing, IoT, robotics, automation, drones, digitalisation and other related areas).
To make more connections between the student sphere and the practical requirements of today's companies. Another goal is to promote the possibility for students to start their own companies and to provide the necessary support to establish their own startup. Thanks to the available technologies, students can implement their ideas without large initial investments.
Maker Institute, z.ú.
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