Organizations

The global Fab Lab Network has several continental, national, regional, local associations and organizations of Fab Labs and Makers. These Organizations aim at networking Labs and Makers at local level, promoting local and global projects, fundraising, organization of events and so on. Fablabs.io lists them in this section and is working on building advanced features for connecting them locally and globally even more.

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United States Fab Lab Network

The United States Fab Lab Network, is a connected network of Fab Labs who exchange knowledge, ideas, and resources to collectively empower people of all ages and backgrounds to experiment and invent new products to solve real world problems at local, national, and global levels. Our Vision:The United States Fab Lab Network, will be known as a robust community of Fab Labs who have dramatically advanced interest and participation in science and technology careers, collectively created a new generation of entrepreneurs, inventors and artisans; and proactively reunited education and training, art and the artisan, industrial production, and personal expression nation-wide, – all contributing to the resurgence of American innovation.

Rede Fab Lab Brasil

The Rede Fab Lab Brasil (Brasil Fab Lab Network) is a horizontal, non physical group of people that are have Fab Labs and are interested in Fab Labs in Brasil. It's intended to connect projects and Labs around Brazil, and does that via site (redefablabbrasil.org) email, facebook, whatssapp. Also we have a Google Drive with several documents open to everybody.

Fab Antipodes

Fab Antipodes was initiated at Fab10 in Barcelona by Daniel Harmsworth, Fab Lab WA, and Wendy Neale, Fab Lab Wgtn, with the intent to connect Labs in the region. We meet regularly, either virtually or in person, to inspire each other and support growth in our region.

Fab City Global Initiative

The FAB City is a global project to develop locally productive and globally connected self-sufficient cities. It is a decentralised and open format project. The Fab City project was launched in 2011 at the FAB7 conference in Lima by the Institut d’Arquitectura Avançada de Catalunya, the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms, the Fab Foundation and the Barcelona City Council. This initiative is open for other cities, towns or communities to join in order to collectively build a more human and inhabitable new world, and join the Barcelona pledge: a countdown for cities to become self-sufficient by 2054.

Stichting FabLab BeNeLux (Benelux Fab Foundation)

The original mission of the Dutch Fablab Foundation was to introduce, evangelize and spread the Fablab concept in the Low Countries. The Foundation has all rights to the name ‘fablab’ and its logo for the Benelux. The Foundation is run by a Board of volunteers. Fablab.nl is not a franchising organization. The Foundation does not start initiatives for founding fablabs, nor can she offer financial help. What she can do is to foster the community of fablabs and initiatives. She runs the website www.fablab.nl which gives access to all fablabs. She also organizes periodically a fabtable, where labs will meet and discuss items of interest. And she provide answers to common questions from the public on fablab. A basic principle of a fablab is free access: no treshold for people, that want to make something, to familiarize themselves with digital fabrication machines. We want the to get on the leaning curve. The foundation of any fablab is the Fabcharter. A makerspace, that will adhere itself to the Fabcharter, will be granted the right to name itself a fablab and to use the fablab-logo, if it pays a yearly licence feeof 60 to 100 euro per year, to cover some of the expenses of the foundation

Fab Foundation

Formed in 2009 to facilitate and support the growth of the international fab lab network as well as the development of regional capacity-building organizations. The Fab Foundation is a US non-profit 501(c) 3 organization that emerged from MIT’s Center for Bits & Atoms Fab Lab Program. Our 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. Community organizations, educational institutions and non-profit concerns are our primary beneficiaries.