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Sofos authored "the Fab Lab Life Cycle"; free to download

 
 
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Sofos authored "the Fab Lab Life Cycle"; free to download
by Sofos Consultancy - Friday, 5 June 2015, 9:51 AM
 

About forty Fab Labs and a workgroup from World Bank took part in workshops on the Fab Lab Life Cycle, organised during the International Fab Lab Conference in Barcelona. The outcomes have been processed and made up to a publication which is free to download via http://slidesha.re/1wzP2mJ.

During the FAB10 International Fab Lab Conference in Barcelona, Spain (2-8 July 2014), a workshop called "The Fab Lab Life Cycle" was run twice: once for participants from about forty Fab Labs, once for participants from a World Bank group involved in large scale education projects in developing countries. Both workshops resulted in many notes, conclusions, and comments. They have been combined, edited and completed. This resulted in the free "The Fab Lab Life Cycle" publication.

The 50 pages publication described the Fab Lab Life Cycle in five stages or phases:

  • Conception - How to start,  paperwork, funding, and all issues until the lab goes live;
  • Early childhood - Teething problems,  challenges during the first year;
  • Coming to age - Management issues, professional PR and advocacy, service development;
  • Fostering new businesses - Supporting the creation of new products, processes & organizations;
  • Surviving - Funding, business model, good practices, community building.

Authors of the report are Pieter van der Hijden (Fab Lab Paramaribo, Suriname, and Sofos Consultancy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands) and Beno Juarez (Fab Lab Lima, Peru) with help from with Enrico Bassi, Klaas Hernamdt, Massimo Menichinelli, Dirk van Vreeswijk, and Anna Waldman-Brown.

The publication is free to download from http://slidesha.re/1wzP2mJ.

(Edited by Pieter van der Hijden - original submission Thursday, 4 December 2014, 2:43 PM)

(Edited by Pieter van der Hijden - original submission Friday, 5 June 2015, 4:38 AM)

(Edited by Pieter van der Hijden - original submission Friday, 5 June 2015, 4:45 AM)