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FabLabs Setup
The setting up of two FabLabs in Kochi and
Trivandrum in Kerala, India through MIT

Maker Spaces | MIT | Hardware Democratisation

June 2015

The Intro

With the support of Government of Kerala, two MIT USA Electronics Fabrication labs each at Technopark, Trivandrum and Kerala Technology Innovation Zone (KTIZ), Kochi has been setup in June 2015 through the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM). A Fabrication Laboratory (FabLab) is a technical prototyping platform for innovation and invention which aims at providing stimulus for local entrepreneurship and serves as a platform for learning and innovation.

Through the FabLabs, several programmes have been setup to engage with the local schools and colleges to promote the Maker culture and encourage a tinkering mindset.