They are productive third spaces, which animate and bring services to a professional community of craftsmen. They aim to encourage the pooling of machines and services; to animate a community; to develop training and to promote skills upgrading; to develop common and cooperative projects. They are at the heart of transitions and new concerns in terms of production. They play a role in the digital transition and promote the ecological transition through the development of short circuits, recycling and eco-design, by sharing tools and skills.
Our action plan as a “Manufacture de proximité” includes increasing the manufacturing capacity of our Fablab, developing a professional service centre to support local companies and developing professional training activities.
We are developing cross-border cooperation with a number of universities and schools: USMB, UNIGE and HEPIA. We provide prototyping and experimental support for the new renewable energy eco-system that is being developed in and around Hotspot , the first building of the Ferney Genève Innovation project.
Phase one is a four month incubation/acceleration program, starting in June 2022.
Phase 2 is the execution of the project, scheduled to last two years.