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  • Young innovators to the rescue with MID Talent

    by Niko    Posted on December 08, 2017



    Combine 20 bright young minds together in the Fab Lab for a week of intensive team building, innovation, design and prototyping and what do you get? The answer is MID Talent.


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    IAAC | Fab Lab Bcn launches a new Master In Design For Emergent Futures

    by Marco Sanalitro    Posted on December 07, 2017



    IAAC and ELISAVA, in collaboration with the Fab Academy and Ideas for Change, are creating the next generation design education program: the Master in Design for Emergent Futures (MDEF).


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    Fab Academy for dummies? Fear not, the force is with you

    by Niko    Posted on November 29, 2017



    Anyone who has done the Fab Academy will agree the course which famously promises to teach How to Make (Almost) Anything is not for the faint minded. But sometimes all that is required is the willingness to learn and the freedom to play.


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    Thanks for coming to the Poblenou Urban District Open Night 2017!

    by Marco Sanalitro    Posted on November 27, 2017



    Iaac | Fab Lab Barcelona opened its doors. More than 1000 people visited our Digital Fabrication Laboratory and learned about our projects.


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    Fab Academy scholarships open! APPLY NOW

    by Niko    Posted on November 22, 2017



    Every year Fab Lab Barcelona strives to inspire new talent by offering 4 contest-based partial scholarships for the Fab Academy 2018. This could be you.


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    Needlab and FabCity rethink technology for the people

    by Niko    Posted on November 15, 2017



    Sameera at Needlab explores the interaction between nature and technology, between traditional craftsmanship and digital fabrication in empowering communities.


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    Fab Lab BCN @ Smart City Expo World Congress 2017

    by Marco Sanalitro    Posted on November 09, 2017



    Tomás Díez, Fab City Research Lab Director, and Mara Balestrini, Making Sense Project Leader will participate in the “Data & Tech” debate – “How disruptive technologies are re-shaping cities“.


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    We need you @ Fab Lab BCN

    by Marco Sanalitro    Posted on November 08, 2017



    We're hiring designers, makers, developers, creatives, producers and more to join our team in Barcelona!Want to design + develop things on the cutting edge of tech, culture & activism?


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    Fab Academy BCN 2017 Stories

    by Marco Sanalitro    Posted on November 07, 2017



    Fab Academy Barcelona 2018, it's time to learn How To Make almost Anything! Learn more about the Fab Academy Adventure directly from the Students Fab Academy BCN 2017!


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    Fab City Research Lab at Montreal World Design Summit 2017

    by Marco Sanalitro    Posted on October 16, 2017



    Tomás Diez, Fab City Research Lab Director at IAAC and co-founder of Fab Lab Barcelona, has been invited as a keynote speaker at the Montreal World Design Summit with Alejandro Aravena, Jan Gehl and many other experts coming from all over the world.


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    DO IT

    by Marco Sanalitro    Posted on October 13, 2017



    The Fab Lab Barcelona, together with its International Consortium, will work to develop the new Horizon 2020 project DO IT, the new European Initiative to empower Europe’s young innovators in an open digital world with the skills and tools they need from early on in life.


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    ¡Acelérate con MID Talent!

    by Marco Sanalitro    Posted on October 06, 2017



    MID TALENT, iniciativa enmarcada en el MID Mercado de Ideas Diseño, es un programa de pre-aceleración en emprendeduría creativa dirigido a jóvenes con la colaboración de Fab Lab BCN


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    Project ROMI, RObotics for MIcrofarms

    by Marco Sanalitro    Posted on August 31, 2017



    The Fab City Reseach Lab at IAAC, together with its Pan-European Consortium, have won the Horizon 2020 funding for the project ROMI – RObotics for MIcrofarms.


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    B_project Update from INDIA

    by Marco Sanalitro    Posted on August 28, 2017



    Fab Lab BCN supports Needlab and B_project. The aim is to make and install beehives for the apiary, which will generate income for the livelihood of the tribe in Araku valley, India.


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    Fab Lab BCN Condemns the terrorist attack in Barcelona. We stand United for Peace

    by Marco Sanalitro    Posted on August 18, 2017



    The entire Fab Lab BCN community is saddened by the terrorist attack in Barcelona. We express our support and solidarity with the victims and their families


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    Fab lab Barcelona prints aortas in 3D for Badalona's Hospital surgery practices

    by Marco Sanalitro    Posted on August 02, 2017



    Fab Lab Barcelona and Badalona’s Hospital collaborate together in 3D printing aortic aneurysms for clinical surgery trials


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    Fab Lab BCN @ Maker Faire BCN 2017

    by Marco Sanalitro    Posted on July 20, 2017



    Last 17th and 18th of June Barcelona welcomed the first edition of the Maker Faire BCN 2017, one of the most innovative and famous events about the maker movement.


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    Maker Faire Barcelona Pre-opening 2017

    by Marco Sanalitro    Posted on June 02, 2017



    Fab Lab Barcelona and IAAC will host a big event on June 16th with special guests Nervous System and Construction. A Night of Live Music and Digital fabrication to celebrate the opening of the 1st Edition of Maker Faire BCN.


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    Aquapioneers, Crowdfunding Campaign Opening

    by Marco Sanalitro    Posted on May 30, 2017



    7th of June at Fab Lab Barcelona do not miss the Crowdfunding Campaign Opening of Aquapioneers. Help them to change the future of food in Barcelona with the launch of the open source Aquaponics Kit: the Aquapioneers Ecosystem.


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    More than Honey, B-Project

    by Marco Sanalitro    Posted on May 16, 2017



    28th of May Needlab, in collaboration with Opensource Beehives, Fabcity Research Lab and with Think Peace-World will organize a fundraising event to build an apiary to develop a sustainable community in Araku valley, Andhra Pradesh and India. Join us and adopt a Hive to initiate change!


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    Thanks for coming to the Poblenou Urban District Open Day!

    by Marco Sanalitro    Posted on May 08, 2017



    Iaac | Fab Lab Barcelona opened its doors. More than 800 people visited our Digital Fabrication Laboratory and learned about our projects.


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    Sitges NEXT 2017

    by Marco Sanalitro    Posted on April 27, 2017



    5th-6th of May Sitges NEXT 2017 - Festival of Innovation in Communication. Tomas Diez, Co-founder Fab Lab Barcelona and Fab City Research Lab Director, presents .The Revolution of Digital Fabrication Technology: from consumers to co-producers.


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    iScape General Assembly

    by Marco Sanalitro    Posted on March 31, 2017



    28th and 29th March in Valldaura Lab a group of Expert from every part of Europe leaded by IAAC | Fab Lab Barcelona Smart Citizen team, gathered to collecting ideas for develop the strategy of new iScape project.


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    FabKids, escuelas infantiles para soñadores tecnológicos

    by Marco Sanalitro    Posted on March 30, 2017



    Hugo, un niño de 7 años, ha experimentado unos días especial en el Fab Lab Barcelona: con el ayudo de Santiago Fuentemilla, Fab Academy Barcelona Instructor y Fab Education Coordinator, ha realizado el sueño de convertir un simple dibujo en un objeto real con el utilizó de la fabricación digital.


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    Cowerk, the Transformative Power of the Makers

    by Marco Sanalitro    Posted on March 29, 2017



    1st March Tomas Diez, Co-founder Fab Lab Barcelona and Fab City Research Lab Director, participated at the conference: The Transformative Power of the Makers. How can be Revolutionized the production of goods? He talked about Fab City and the Mass Distribution.


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    Textile Academy Bootcamp

    by Marco Sanalitro    Posted on March 23, 2017



    The Textiles Academy Bootcamp was an intensive 40h fashion and technology course that took place at Fab Lab Barcelona with 45 participants from 16 countries.


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    Thank you all!

    by Marco Sanalitro    Posted on March 22, 2017



    Gracias a todos por celebrar con nosotros el 10° aniversario de Fab Lab Barcelona. | Thank you all for celebrating with us the 10th anniversary of Fab Lab Barcelona.


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    Aquapioneers

    by Marco Sanalitro    Posted on March 13, 2017



    Aquapioneers, project started during Fab Academy BCN 2016 at Green Fab Lab, will launch a crowdfunding campaign in the next coming months.


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    FAB13

    by Marco Sanalitro    Posted on March 12, 2017



    Your are all invited to the 13th edition of the International Digital Fabrication Conference and Symposium that will be held this year Santiago de Chile from July 31 till August 6. The world's biggest event on digital fabrication and technology.


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    InSIS, Guillem Camprodon at Oxford University

    by Marco Sanalitro    Posted on February 23, 2017



    14th February, our expert in Physical Computing and Smart Citizen Project Leader, Guillem Camprodon, spoke about DIY Science and Smart Citizenship at University of Oxford. InSIS invited us to take part at a series of seminars about the Promises and Perils of DIY Science.


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    El Futuro de las Ciudades, MWB

    by Marco Sanalitro    Posted on February 21, 2017



    El día 20 de Febrero Tomas Diez, Co-fundador del Fab Lab Barcelona y Fab City Research Lab Director, participó como asesor en el debate sobre El Futuro de las Ciudades. Barcelona es una ciudad que nació con el espíritu de reinventarse y experimentar con la innovación, sin embargo se enfrenta a grandes retos para convertirse en una Smart City de referencia.


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    Un desfile de moda tecnológico para el MWC

    by Marco Sanalitro    Posted on February 16, 2017



    El Mundo publicó un articolo sobre el Instituto Europeo de Diseño de Barcelona que en colaboración con el Fab Lab Barcelona, prepara, por encargo de The Youth Mobile Festival, diez prendas de ropa que incorporan tecnología para una 'performance' en el marco del Mobile World Congress.


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    Barcelona's Mayor Ada Colau at Fab Lab Barcelona

    by Marco Sanalitro    Posted on February 14, 2017



    In the framework of the Poblenou Maker District, Barcelona's Mayor Ada Colau, together with Gerardo Pisarello, First Deputy Mayor of Barcelona, and Francesca Bria, Chief Technology and Digital Innovation Officer, visited this morning the Fab Lab Barcelona at IAAC.


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    Iñaki Gabilondo vino al Fab Lab Barcelona

    by Marco Sanalitro    Posted on January 27, 2017



    El famoso periodista entrevistó a Tomás Díez, el co-fundador del Fab Lab Barcelona y Director del Fab City Research Lab.


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    Fab Academy 2017

    by Marco Sanalitro    Posted on January 25, 2017



    It's time to make (almost) anything. This year, Fab Lab Barcelona and Green Fab Lab have twenty-seven students from 14 different nationalities.


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    ITmakES

    by Marco Sanalitro    Posted on January 24, 2017



    ITmakES es un conjunto de proyectos ideados por la Embajada de Italia acerca del saber hacer y del nuevo made in Italy: un concepto que supera la idea de un conjunto de productos y los límites de un territorio nacional.


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    Made Again + La Moodstore

    by Marco Sanalitro    Posted on January 22, 2017



    Fab Lab Barcelona has exposed at La Moodstore the results from the Furniture hacking or Made Again weekend workshops 2015-16.


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    Fab Lab Festival 2017

    by Marco Sanalitro    Posted on January 19, 2017



    The 2017 edition is called Make Europe and seeks to bring together European fab labs to testify to the dynamism of these structures in Europe and to explore the possibilities of increasing the European network.


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    Latest updates on Fablabs.io

    by Maria Ustarroz    Posted on December 13, 2016



    Fablabs.io is in the transition from being a list of Fab Labs to become a social network for the community, and a platform for value exchange between people, organisations, labs, projects, products and events related to our ecosystem. Here all 2016 updates.


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    Thanks for coming to the Poblenou Urban District Open Night

    by Maria Ustarroz    Posted on October 24, 2016



    Last December 16th we opened again the Fab Lab doors and it was a success, check out the photos!


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    Thanks for coming to the October Open Fabrication Day

    by Maria Ustarroz    Posted on October 24, 2016



    Last October 7th we opened the Fab Lab doors and it was a success, check out the photos!


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    IN(3D)USTRY From Needs to Solutions

    by Maria Ustarroz    Posted on July 20, 2016



    IN(3D)USTRY proves that the 3D revolution has already started to transform industry


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    Fabricación digital y Diseño Open Source en La 2

    by Maria Ustarroz    Posted on July 20, 2016



    Descubre más sobre el diseño de código abierto y los proyectos de Valldauralabs y Restaurante LEKA


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    Top 100 Innovaciones educativas 2016 - Fundación Telefónica

    by Maria Ustarroz    Posted on May 15, 2016



    Este proyecto busca identificar las iniciativas que contribuyen a mejorar las competencias digitales de los alumnos y a prepararles para trabajar en la sociedad digital del futuro y el Fab Lab fue seleccionado por ser presentado el 14 y el 16 de noviembre en Barcelona y Madrid


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    PRECIOUS PLASTIC

    by Maria Ustarroz    Posted on May 15, 2016



    Precious Plastic cooperated with Fab Lab Barcelona to fabricate 4 small-scale plastic recycling machines based on the open-source materials.


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    Project to Speed up Cancer Diagnosis

    by Maria Ustarroz    Posted on May 14, 2016



    The goal is to design new Plug and Play RNA biodevices to carry out therapy and tumoral cell identification methods capable to assist doctors in surgical tumor removal


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    Smart City Expo World Congress 2016

    by Maria Ustarroz    Posted on May 14, 2016



    The Smart City Expo World Congress, the international summit of discussion about the link between urban reality and technological revolution, reached this year its 6th edition.


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    Prácticas 2017 en Fab Lab Barcelona

    by Maria Ustarroz    Posted on May 12, 2016



    ¿Estás buscando prácticas para 2017? ¡Hazlas con nosotros!


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    We are Maker of Merit of Maker Faire Rome 2016!

    by Maria Ustarroz    Posted on May 12, 2016



    This year, Maker Faire Rome - The European Edition 4.0 reached 110,000 visitors. We showed our ongoing projects and won the Maker of Merit 2016 award.


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    Fab City Dashboard at Visualizar’16

    by Maria Ustarroz    Posted on May 12, 2016



    The Fab City Dashboard project was selected for the Visualizar'16 International Workshop, titled Ciudades abiertas, Open Cities. It will will take place from September 26th to October 5th. During ten days, eight multidisciplinary teams will develop eight projects dealing with city data. Check it out.


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    [email protected] residencies work in progress

    by Maria Ustarroz    Posted on May 12, 2016



    The objectives of these residencies is to give selected applicants sustained access to appropriate traditional and digital workshop and technical support processes to enable participants to develop a project that creatively investigates the potential offered by digital ‘maker’ technologies and to explore how these new processes might integrate with their existing methods and workflows.


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    Amsterdam joins the Fab City iniciative

    by Maria Ustarroz    Posted on May 12, 2016



    The First Fab City Summit took place from 20th to 22nd of April in Amsterdam and the city joined the global iniciative


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    Learn How to Grow Almost Anything at the Bio Academy!

    by Luciana Asinari    Posted on May 02, 2016



    The HTGAA course or Bio Academy is a computational and synthetic biology program aiming to guide students into using engineering principles to design and assemble biological components in the context of small and networked labs.


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    Biology Zero Course // Open for Registration

    by Luciana Asinari    Posted on May 01, 2016



    An immersive study into the basics of biology, delivering knowledge of methodology and the instruments needed to become a citizen scientist.


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    Participa en el Programa d'Acció Municipal: Decideix Barcelona!

    by Maria Ustarroz    Posted on April 08, 2016



    Descobreix les 10 propostes polítiques més populars extretes de la trobada d'Economies Col·laboratives Procomuns i com pots participar per portar-les a terme.


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    Discover everything about Smart Citizen

    by Maria Ustarroz    Posted on March 29, 2016



    The N.I.C.E. Award promotes innovations through culture and creative industries into the wider economy and society to tackle the major challenges of our future today. For 2015's edition, N.I.C.E. Award interviewed the Smart Citizen's crew.


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    This April, FabCity Campus in Amsterdam!

    by Maria Ustarroz    Posted on March 09, 2016



    A ‘FabCity Campus’ has been set up as part of Europe by People, the Amsterdam EU2016 Arts & Design programme and is inspired by the ‘Fab City’ project lead by Fab Lab Barcelona two years ago.


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    Check out the amazing results of last Fab Textiles Workshop!

    by Luciana Asinari    Posted on March 04, 2016



    The Fab Textiles project focuses in the intersection between the world of fashion and new technologies focusing on new processes, materials and production techniques.


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    Join our team // Community Platforms Coordinator Intern needed

    by Luciana Asinari    Posted on March 03, 2016



    We are looking for a Community Platforms Coordinator Intern to support the development our two compelling projects at Fab Lab Barcelona: FabLab.io and Smartitizen.


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    [email protected] // Open Call for Residencies

    by Maria Ustarroz    Posted on February 24, 2016



    As a second stage in our EU funded [email protected] Creative Europe project, we are offering a residency for creative professionals in Paris and Barcelona.


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    IT starts! // Fab Academy Kickoff

    by Maria Ustarroz    Posted on January 27, 2016



    Fab Academy Kickoff with Tomas Diez, Director of FabLab Barcelona, introducing the first lesson of Neil Gershenfeld, director of MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms.


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    7th February // Barcelona Mini Maker Faire 2016

    by Maria Ustarroz    Posted on January 25, 2016



    Fab Lab Barcelona invites you to the Barcelona Mini Maker Faire 2016, the greatest makers community gathering of the year.


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    Fab X-Mas Party // fabrica tus adornos de navidad!

    by Anastasia Pistofidou    Posted on December 12, 2015



    Fab Lab Barcelona invites you to our closing Christmas party, to celebrate and make your Christmas gifts, locally with our experts help!


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    Fab Textiles @ MakerFaire Hong Kong // 2015-2016

    by Anastasia Pistofidou    Posted on December 03, 2015



    Fab Textiles was invited to participate at Maker Faire Hong Kong and organized a workshop of a participatory laser cut carpet on the 28th and 29th of November at PolyU University


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