$1000 Grants Available
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  In this issue, we encourage project owners to apply for a Fab Replication Grant to replicate projects in other Fab Labs around the world. The grant provides $1,000 cash and there are up to 30 grants available. A sample Grant candidate - Flone - is featured in an article below.

Fab Lab Connect is accepting project entries now. More info about the Fab Replication Grant here. Registration closes on March 31.

Tell us how we can help you take your Project to the next level!
We welcome you to Connect and send us your feedback and questions.

Thank you,
- Simone Amber, Fab Lab Connect Co-Founder
“Innópolis: Knowledge is Freedom" Science Fair in Yachay, Ecuador

From January 15th until the 18th, the country's largest science and technology fair was held in Yachay, Ecuador. The fair, called "Innópolis: Knowledge is Freedom," was the first national event which combined national and international experiences on entrepreneurship and innovation.

From 1st Moscow Fab Lab to 100 Youth Innovation Centers Across Russia

Simone Amber, co-founder of Fab Lab Connect and founder of Schlumberger Excellence in Education Development (SEED), was inspired by MIT Professor Neil Gershenfeld’s idea of Fab Lab and in 2009 built a partnership between D.E.Baird (retired Schlumberger CEO), Stanford University, MIT and SEED to create the first Fab Lab in Russia.

Fab Replication Grant Project Sample

Flone Flying Phone
Has Applied For A
Fab Replication Grant

Flone is a drone – an unmanned aerial vehicle – that uses a smartphone as an extension of a flight controller. The Flone team in Spain believes more Flones should be produced around the world. Therefore, they are entering it for a Fab Lab Connect “Fab Replication Grant” which awards US$1,000 for project owners and production support for the new Fab Labs chosen to replicate their projects. There will be up to 30 grants awarded.
Deadline to enter is March 31, 2015.
Learn more and Apply Here.

Tips on How to Build
a Fab Lab


3 Approaches on How to Start a Fab Lab

At Fab Lab Connect, we’re interested in the different ways people set up Fab Labs. Every area has a variety of needs and resources based on interest, funding, and the surrounding community. Some Fab Labs are anchored to universities, others to corporate leadership, or some to a small group of geniuses who happen to be your best friends. We’ve come across three great approaches to starting your own maker space, tech shop, workshop, Fab Lab – whatever you want to call it.


Fab Replication Grant Update
A peek into potential winning Fab Labs and their projects!

Corsica's New Fab Labs  
From the ground up: An insider’s look at the beginning of TWO Fab Labs in Corsica, France.

Fab11 Boston August 3-9, 2015
Save the Dates! What is planned?

  quote Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant. quote  
-Robert Louis Stevenson
CONNECT with your comments or questions
ENTER for the Fab Replication Grant

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