In July 2014 I went to the 10th annual gathering of FabLabs. I wanted to see if a FabLab was a useful tool for building a new way to manufacture open source hardware. This documentary gives you an overview in 35 minutes of what I spent 8 days immersed in. And, yes, I came back to Geneva convinced I should build an ecological FabLab.
- Open innovation laboratories and collaborative space
- Ecological fablab to reinvigorate local manufacturing
- New innovation models of the type “Zero Marginal Cost Society”
Prévessin-Moens, 13 November 2014 – A group of passionate entrepreneurs joined up to create Pangloss, a non-profit association aimed at creating and animating co-working spaces, and bringing innovation back to our town centres.
To all engineers, designers and developers, working from home or in small teams, Pangloss offers the chance to join with other entrepreneurs. Together we’ll benefit from mutualising our overheads, exchange ideas and experience and develop synergies with other projects.
The new association is organised around open innovation laboratories, experimentation and rapid prototyping. Concretely, Pangloss wants to establish creative spaces for meeting, exchanging and co-working, along with new types of training. The association will offer access to innovative services and fablab machines such as 3D printers and laser cutters, which can use recycled materials and are much less energy hungry than traditional machines.
The first projects which brought us together cover the sectors of education, health, nutrition, digital media, design, gaming, art and tourism.
By helping local entrepreneurs with new projects, Pangloss’ ambition extends to pushing for local growth, accelerating the digital transition and reinvigorating our town centres. Pangloss will be active with events in both the Pays de Gex and in Grand Geneva.
Please contact us for more information and/or to receive our press pack..
Maria Carmela Rubio-Torset, Paul Bristow, Arnaud Blain, Yves Zieba
Association Pangloss, 86 chemin pré de planche, 01280 Prevessin
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