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MEET&GREET at the Fablab Festival 2017 in Toulouse!

Fablab Festival 2017 is a yearly event happening from the 11th-14th of May 2017 at Fablab Artilect in Toulouse. Over 9000 people involved in fablabs, maker spaces visited this edition.
Next to a dedicated industry day and a special fab lab day, the public gets an introduction to projects from all around the world through exhibition stands, talk-shows, workshops, etc… PHABLABS 4.0 was one of them.

Pilot Fab Labs received a 3D printer for transparent material

The PHABLABS 4.0 project aims to facilitate the use of photonics components and to stimulate innovation with photonics in Fab Labs. For this reason, the 14 pilot Fab Labs all received a 3D printer which can print transparent material.

Deputy director general of DG Connect of the European Commission visited PHABLABS 4.0

PHABLABS 4.0 has showcased the project to European colleagues of photonics companies and research organisations as well as representatives of the European Commission at the Photonics Public Private Partnership Annual Meeting organised by Photonics21, the European Technology Platform representing industry and research in photonics

PHABLABS 4.0 invited on next Photonics21 meeting

Drive the change! - This is the motto of the next Photonics Public Private Partnership Annual Meeting which will be held on the 28 and 29 March 2017. PHABLABS 4.0 will showcase the first developped Photonics Workshops and Photonics Challenger Projects.

Gender Action Guidelines

Girls typically respond differently from boys to the incentives offered in life. This is a learned response resulting from a whole lifetime of different 'nudges' received or perceived from family, friends and society. We can't change this. But within the PHABLABS 4.0 projects we aim to work WITH it so that girls receive the same opportunities as boys.

Kick-off meeting in Brussels

The PHABLABS 4.0 project started officially on the first of December 2016. On the 14th of December, all Photonics partners, the pilot Fab Labs, the Fab Lab advisory panel and the Gender Action Team participated to the kick-off meeting in Brussels.