FabLab Foundation

Formed in 2009 to facilitate and support the growth of the international fab lab network as well as the development of regional capacity-building organizations. The Fab Foundation is a US non-profit organization that emerged from MIT’s Center for Bits & Atoms’ Fab Lab Program. Their mission is to provide access to the tools, the knowledge and the financial means to educate, innovate and invent using technology and digital fabrication to allow anyone to make (almost) anything, and thereby creating opportunities to improve lives and livelihoods around the world. Community organizations, educational institutions and non-profit concerns are their primary beneficiaries. The Foundation has three programmatic foci: education (.edu), organizational capacity building and services (.org), and business opportunity (.com). They support creation of new Fab Labs, training for labbers around the world, development of regional networks and foundations, and the development of international projects. It is located at 50 Milk St., 16th Floor, Boston, MA 02109, Tel +1 857 333 7777, Fax +1 857 415 5485, info@fabfoundation.org, http://www.fabfoundation.org