"Fab Lab (digital fabrication - fabbing laboratory) is a laboratory scale using a series of computer-controlled machines and managed through Open Source software easily accessible to new forms of creativity to share with your network and with considerable potential for ' industry and crafts, so much so that we speak of ""third industrial revolution"".
Born to 'M.I.T. Boston Fab Lab is spreading around the world and bases its strength on a philosophy of local action through an international network of exchange and knowledge. He wants to foster creativity and the DIY (do it yourself) through the accessibility to all the machines of digital fabrication in the opening days to the city; He wants to build interest groups around the ideas and projects, for a new entrepreneurship that exceed the logic of traditional marketing and social values take in unity of purpose with the institutions (Institutions, Administrative, universities, schools, foundations, etc.).
Fab Lab Reggio Emilia
Opens in Reggio Emilia the first Fab Lab in the region. It is a young company born from a project of Francesco Bombardi within REI - Reggio Emilia Innovation with temporary headquarters at the Civic Museum, Via Spallanzani 1.
The Fab Lab provides to businesses, schools, creative and all citizens machines and the equipment needed to give shape to their ideas, allowing each user to develop a culture of doing and to acquire the skills needed to transform their ideas into prototypes and products."