Fab labs provide widespread access to modern means for invention. They began as an outreach project from MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms and became a collaborative and global network.
The Fab Academy provides instruction and supervises investigation of the mechanisms, applications, and implications of digital fabrication. Fab Academy is where many new fab lab managers, gurus and teachers get their training in digital fabrication.
Fab14 will be held in France in 2018, having the main Fab Conference and meeting in Toulouse, the Fab Festival through France and the Fab City Summit in Paris
The Fab Foundation mission is to provide access to the tools, the knowledge and the financial means to educate, innovate and invent using technology and digital fabrication to allow anyone to make (almost) anything, and thereby creating opportunities to improve lives and livelihoods around the world. We facilitate and support the growth of the international fab lab network as well as the development of regional capacity-building organizations. Community organizations, educational institutions and non-profit concerns are our primary beneficiaries.
The Foundation’s programs focus on: education (.edu), organizational capacity building and services (.org), and business opportunity (.com).
From community based labs to advanced research centers, Fab Labs share the goal of democratizing access to the tools for technical invention. Our network is an open, creative community of fabricators, artists, scientists, engineers, educators, students, amateurs, professionals, of all ages located in more than 78 countries in approximately 1,200 Fab Labs.
- The creation of new Fab Labs
- Training for fabbers around the world
- The development of regional networks and foundations
- The development of international projects
The global network of Fab Labs near you - connect to one today!
The Fab Foundation is a US non-profit 501(c) 3 organization that emerged from MIT’s Center for Bits & Atoms Fab Lab Program. Funds are put to good use around the world in education and innovation environments. For more information on how to support the many educational and economic outreach projects in the network or to support the establishment of new fab labs, or infrastructure please contact us. Thank you for your interest and your support!