A makerspace as part of a hardware accelerator to boost innovation in startups

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Different business models exist for FabLabs worldwide. FabLab Graz is breaking new ground by transforming the existing makerspace into a business incubator for startups in the hardware sector. Connecting entrepreneurs with SMEs, established companies, the worldwide FabLab community, motivated students, and other relevant network partners on the campus of a technical university opens new opportunities and is a unique chance …

Making Fablabs smarter through sensors and cloud based analysis

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FabLabs are makerspaces, where you can transform your sketch into a real product with easty-to-use machines such as 3D printers, laser cutters, or desktop CNC mills. However, FABLABs, like most production environments, have a problem: the digital manufacturing machines provide only a one-way-interaction: human to computer to machine – from bits to atoms. What if we could change the machine …