WHO WE ARE / WHAT WE « MAKE »
Working in the digital fabrication field since 2010, for us, beyond technological advances and advanced skills, innovation is also a state of mind, a mode of operation, an attitude. It is to succeed in developing the full potential of the greatest number, by facilitating access to new tools, but also by mechanisms that promote collaboration / coopetition, the crossroads of knowledge, the decompartmentalization of silos. Under the leadership of Neil Gershenfeld, professor at MIT, over the last 15 years, the Fab Lab model of innovation has been adopted in 1500 locations around the globe. As pioneers in implementing this model in Canada having witnessed the impact here and elsewhere, WE strongly believe in the innovative nature of these spaces.
Advocating for a National FabLab Policy that brings Fab Lab’s social and economic opportunities to both rural and urban Canada.
Representing Canada on the international stage
- Made a presentation at the 2017 FabLab Conference in Chile to bring the conference to Canada for the first time — happening in Montreal in 2020.
- Collaborate with multi-national leadership.
- Canadian curator of the Atlas of Innovation
- Present at the annual international FabLab conference from 2013 to 2017 (Japan, Barcelona, United States, China, Chille)
Co-Developing a canadian network to provide access to digital fabrication tools
Phonesavanh and Marc-Olivier, along with Guillaume Coulombe, toured Canada for 3 months in 2017 to visit labs and meet people from coast to coast.
FAB LAB DEVELOPMENT
Built and Managed Fab Labs
- Carleton University
- First Indigenous FabLab in Canada (Onaki)
- FabLab J.Armand Bombardier Ingeniosity Museum (FabManagement)
- FabLab in Shawinigan (DigiLab)Gatineau City
- Outaouais College (2014)
- Montreal (échoFAB FabManagement)