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Setting-up a Fab Lab in Suriname, a play on three boards

  1. 1. FabFuse 2012 is the first international grassroots Fab Lab conference Amersfoort (The Netherlands), 8 - 11 August 2012 – www.fabfuse.org SETTING-UP A FAB LAB IN SURINAME, A PLAY ON THREE BOARDS Pieter van der Hijden Sofos Consultancy 2012 –Pieter van der Hijden (pvdh@sofos.nl) - This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. 1
  2. 2. ABOUT THE AUTHOR  Pieter van der Hijden  Fab Lab Suriname  International Fab Lab Association  Fab Academy Course “How to manage a Fab Lab”  Amsterdam, The Netherlands  Sofos Consultancy 2
  3. 3. AGENDA  Welcome to Suriname  Challenges  Stakeholders  Three playboards  Mini Fab Lab  Regular Fab Lab  Official Fab Lab  Conclusion 3
  4. 4. WELCOME TO SURINAME  First 3 minutes of “Destination Suriname”, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdZU4WgH giY 4
  5. 5. WELCOME TO SURINAME  Tropical country  400 * 400 km  Flat coastal strip 80 km  Hilly tropical rainforest with some mountains  Sun & natural resources Source: www.gov.sr 5
  6. 6. WELCOME TO SURINAME  Population  80% - urban  10% - rural  10% - forest  500,000 in total  Economy  Mining (oil, gold, bauxite, etc.)  Agriculture  Tourism  Offshore GDP pc – Computed by Wolfram Alpha = USD 15.3 per day per person 6
  7. 7. WELCOME TO SURINAME Forest – (no maps on Google Earth), small villages far away from city, boat transport, no electricity, low quality education, poor. Rural area – close to city, low education, traditional, b oring. City – Lively, shops, offices, bars, schools, but also many people (esp. young man) with little education and jobless 7
  8. 8. CHALLENGES  Empower adults without education  Give all children access to up-to-date education Invention  Develop community to fulfill Job Creation its basic needs (electricity, clean water, sanitary Problem Solving conditions, repair) Education  Stimulate new businesses Empowerment  Support small and medium enterprises to innovate The tower of empowerment (CSIR South Africa)  Connect to the world 8
  9. 9. Creative Internet University Research campus provider institutes STAKEHOLDERS Techn. schools Consulta ncies Colleges Ministry Women of movement education Embassy Training centre Labour Adult union education Govern- NGO ment Crafters Employers Bank ass. Min. of labour & techn. Min. of Big trade and company industry Chamber of Cultural commerce centre Museum Waag Supra society nationals 9
  10. 10. STAKEHOLDERS  Subsequent initiators  Recurring pattern  Waag Society Fab Lab  Initial interest and claim  Local internet provider of ownerschip  Mixed creative campus  No follow-up actions initiative  Focus shifts to other  Chamber of Commerce priorities and Industry  Our policy  Ministry of Technology  Who is the client?  Government  Which help is appreciated? 10
  11. 11. THREE PLAYBOARDS  Mini Fab Lab - private  Regular Fab Lab - consortium  Official Fab Lab - government 11
  12. 12. MINI FAB LAB  OLPC - One laptop per child 12
  13. 13. MINI FAB LAB 13
  14. 14. MINI FAB LAB  Computer class with open agenda 14
  15. 15. MINI FAB LAB  Arduino 15
  16. 16. MINI FAB LAB  Simple cutting tool 16
  17. 17. MINI FAB LAB  Game maker Drawing by A. Fienieg, 1992 17
  18. 18. MINI FAB LAB  Internet connection Movie: Devika (13) (while sweeping) explains the working of telephone line, splitter, adsl router, wifi, mediadisk, ups, etc. 18
  19. 19. REGULAR FAB LAB  Mixed creative campus consortium (NL-SR)  Mixed motives (social, economical)  Fab Lab Waag Society involved  Long term perspective 1. Raising money for campus 2. Developing campus 3. Developing Fab Lab 19
  20. 20. OFFICIAL FAB LAB  Government initiated  Mixed motives (boosting high tech, connecting to the world)  Contacts with various NL Fab Labs  Short term perspective 1. Funding available 2. Space available 3. People available 20
  21. 21. CONCLUSION  Mini Fab Lab  Autonomous and flexible  Experiences in local context  Resources for spreading the word  Regular Fab Lab and Official Fab Lab  Stay in touch  Search for synergy  Help where possible 21
  22. 22. REFERENCES  Destination Suriname; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdZU4WgHgiY  Business model generation; a handbook for visionaries, game changers, and challengers; Alexander Osterwalder et al.; John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken NJ, USA, 2010.  Design Thinking for Educators; Design Team Riverdale Country School and IDEO; 2011.  International Fab Lab Association; web site; http://www.fablabinternational.org  Special report: Manufacturing and Innovation; The Economist; print edition 21 April 2012. 22
  23. 23. THANK YOU! Pieter van der Hijden Sofos Consultancy, The Netherlands www.sofos.nl – pvdh@sofos.nl Fab Lab - Where to start? International Fab Lab Association www.fablabinternational.org 23

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