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Fab Labs: a global network for local entrepreneurship

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Guest lecture at Amsterdam Business School on 22 February 2016. I present Fab Labs and their role in promoting local entrepreneurship.

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Fab Labs: a global network for local entrepreneurship

  1. 1. FA B L A B S : A G L O B A L N E T W O R K F O R L O C A L E N T R E P R E N E U R S H I P M A R T I N A F R A N C E S C A F E R R A C A N E P O L I C Y A N A LY S T A T E C I P E & F O U N D E R O F FA B L A B C I T TÁ - M A R S A L A U N I V E R S I T Y O F A M S T E R D A M , 2 2 F E B R U A RY 2 0 1 6
  2. 2. 1 . O P E N K N O W L E D G E 2 . FA B L A B S - H I S T O RY & T O O L S 3 . T H E A B C O F FA B L A B S - A C A D E M I C S - B U S I N E S S - C O M M U N I T Y O U T R E A C H 4 . P O L I C Y C H A L L E N G E S O U T L I N E
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  4. 4. H O W E V E RY T H I N G S TA R T E D … 2 . T H E C O N C E P T O F FA B L A B S
  5. 5. H O W T O M A K E ( A L M O S T ) A N Y T H I N G … Source: https://www.ted.com/talks/neil_gershenfeld_on_fab_labs?language=en
  6. 6. FA B L A B S N E T W O R K
  7. 7. Video extracted from:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEY0MaqLC_A
  8. 8. - E N V I R O N M E N T - S K I L L S - M AT E R I A L S - T E C H N O L O G Y “ I N S P I R E P E O P L E T O T U R N T H E I R I D E A S I N T O N E W P R O D U C T S A N D P R O T O T Y P E S B Y G I V I N G T H E M A C C E S S T O A R A N G E O F A D VA N C E D D I G I TA L M A N U FA C T U R I N G T E C H N O L O G Y ”
  9. 9. M A K I N G ( A L M O S T ) A N Y T H I N G …
  10. 10. Source: http://fablab.waag.org/content/fab-charter W H AT Q U A L I F I E S A S A FA B L A B ?
  11. 11. P U B L I C A C C E S S FA B L A B S A R E AVA I L A B L E A S A C O M M U N I T Y R E S O U R C E , O F F E R I N G O P E N A C C E S S F O R I N D I V I D U A L S .
  12. 12. C O M M O N S E T O F T O O L S A N D P R O C E S S E S E V O LV I N G I N V E N T O RY O F C O R E C A PA B I L I T I E S T O M A K E ( A L M O S T ) A N Y T H I N G , A L L O W I N G P R O J E C T S T O B E S H A R E D .
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  15. 15. T O O L S I N FA B L A B S : L A S E R C U T T E R Video extracted from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yz10C0U6tM0
  16. 16. T O O L S I N FA B L A B S : L A S E R C U T T E R
  17. 17. T O O L S I N FA B L A B S : M I L L I N G M A C H I N E Source: http://www.cba.mit.edu/media/pictures.html
  18. 18. T O O L S I N FA B L A B S : M I L L I N G M A C H I N E
  19. 19. T O O L S I N FA B L A B S : O T H E R T O O L S
  20. 20. Bio-hack Academy PA RT I C I PAT I O N I N T H E G L O B A L FA B L A B N E T W O R K
  21. 21. 3D printed prosthetics More at: http://enablingthefuture.org/
  22. 22. W H O O W N S FA B L A B I N V E N T I O N S ? D E S I G N S A N D P R O C E S S E S D E V E L O P E D I N FA B L A B S C A N B E P R O T E C T E D A N D S O L D H O W E V E R A N I N V E N T O R C H O O S E S , B U T S H O U L D R E M A I N AVA I L A B L E F O R I N D I V I D U A L S T O U S E A N D L E A R N F R O M . H O W C A N B U S I N E S S E S U S E A FA B L A B ? C O M M E R C I A L A C T I V I T I E S C A N B E P R O T O T Y P E D A N D I N C U B AT E D I N A FA B L A B , B U T T H E Y M U S T N O T C O N F L I C T W I T H O T H E R U S E S , T H E Y S H O U L D G R O W B E Y O N D R AT H E R T H A N W I T H I N T H E L A B , A N D T H E Y A R E E X P E C T E D T O B E N E F I T T H E I N V E N T O R S , L A B S , A N D N E T W O R K S T H AT C O N T R I B U T E T O T H E I R S U C C E S S .
  23. 23. Source: https://www.changemakers.com/BCideas/entries/makespace
  24. 24. T H E A B C O F FA B L A B S A : A C A D E M I C S B : B U S I N E S S - FA S T P R O T O T Y P I N G - P E R S O N A L FA B R I C A T I O N - R E - S H O R I N G C : C O M M U N I T Y ( S O C I A L ) O U T R E A C H
  25. 25. A C A D E M I C S Primary and secondary school
  26. 26. A C A D E M I C S University More at: http://robots.iaac.net/
  27. 27. B U S I N E S S : R A P I D P R O T O T Y P I N G W E E K S A N D T H O U S A N D S $ 8 H O U R S A N D 1 0 0 $ V S
  28. 28. S P I R C A N Source: http://www.slideshare.net/StijnDeMil
  29. 29. Source: http://opendesignnow.org/ B U S I N E S S : P E R S O N A L FA B R I C AT I O N
  30. 30. Source: 3D Printing: Second Edition (2014)
  31. 31. B U S I N E S S : R E - S H O R I N G
  32. 32. I N D U S T RY 4 . 1 D I S PAT C H O R P I C K U P L O C A L LY O N L I N E C U S T O M I S AT I O N A C C O R D I N G T O P E R S O N A L TA S T E O R A N AT O M Y L O C A L D I G I TA L M A N U FA C T U R I N G ( FA B L A B S ) O B J E C T U P L O A D E D I N A W E B P L AT F O R M P R O D U C T I O N : - O N - D E M A N D - C U S T O M I Z E D
  33. 33. C O M M U N I T Y O U T R E A C H
  34. 34. S H O R T T E R M R E G U L AT O RY I M P L I C AT I O N S - I N T E L L E C T U A L P R O P E RT Y ( FA I R U S E ? ) - TA R I F F S & TA X AT I O N - O W N E R S H I P O F D ATA - T E S T I N G ( F O R E X A M P L E , M E D I C A L D E V I C E S ) - L E G A L L I A B I L I T Y - O T H E R S A F E T Y S TA N D A R D S ( F O R E X A M P L E , F O O D , O R G A N S , … ) — > G L O B A L C O L L A B O R AT I O N I S PA R A M O U N T !
  35. 35. W I D E R P E R S P E C T I V E : E C O N O M I C A N D S O C I A L I M P L I C AT I O N S - S E C T O R A L ( C R E AT I V E ) D I S R U P T I O N • F R O M G V C T O R E S H O R I N G • L O S S O F E M P L O Y M E N T ( ? ) - B E Y O N D G D P : C O N S U M E R S U R P L U S N O T A C C O U N T E D
  36. 36. References and additional resources: • 3D printing: Unleashing the magic. http://www.worldcommercereview.com/publications/ article_pdf/1042 • http://www.slideshare.net/MartinaFerracane/ • Fab Foundation: http://www.fabfoundation.org/fab-labs/what-is-a-fab-lab/ • Neil Gershenfeld at TED: https://www.ted.com/talks/neil_gershenfeld_on_fab_labs? language=en • How to Make Almost Anything: https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/2012-09-27/how-make- almost-anything • FabLabs and Education: http://www.slideshare.net/StijnDeMil • The FAB LAB Network: A Global Platform for Digital Invention, Education and Entrepreneurship: http://www.mitpressjournals.org/toc/itgg/9/1-2 • Fab Labs and New Venture Creation: A Conceptual Perspective: https://www.researchgate.net/ publication/281686603_Fab_Labs_and_New_Venture_Creation_A_Conceptual_Perspective
  37. 37. M A R T I N A F R A N C E S C A F E R R A C A N E E M A I L : M A R T I N A . F E R R A C A N E @ E C I P E . O R G THANK YOU!

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