Updates of the communication kit about the project and press release on the first series of “Photonics Workshops” and “Photonics Challenger Projects” and communication to other Fab Labs
Launch of the communication kit about the project and of the website of PHABLABS 4.0 and first press-release with the goals of the project
Award Ceremony of the “Photonics Challenger Projects” A European contest for the best result arising out of a “Photonics Challenger Project” will be used to introduce a degree of competitive fun for everyone. This Europe-wide competition will be organised by the work package leader. An awards ceremony will also be organised.
Report on updated “Photonics Workshops” . The updates will be based on the collected feedback.
Report on the first 22 “Photonics Workshops” in the Roll-out test phase
Final project report and impact report
Updates of the communication kit and report on dissemination and promotion of the project results ( including press-release on the overall outcome of the project)
Report on the first 33 different “Photonics Workshops” tested in the pilot Fab Labs
"Gender Action Guidelines: inventory of considerations that must be taken into account during the design phase of the "" Photonics Workshops"""
"Report on the roll-out test phase of the ""Photonics Challenger Projects"""
Report containing the educational framework and instructions of the 33 ”Photonics Workshops” developed. The “Photonics Workshops” will introduce a variety of fundamental photonics principles that are important to harness photonics properly to understand a wide variety of applications and create new ones. In total 11 different topics of photonics will be covered by the “Photonics Workshops”. The “Photonics Workshops” will be developed by the photonics research organisations in the consortium, working in collaboration with the local pilot Fab Labs. For each of the 11 topics, “Photonics Workshops” will be developed which are dedicated to each of the 3 different target groups: young minds (age 10-14), students (age 15-18), and Young Professionals and Technicians (age 18+). Special attention will be given to positioning the content of these “Photonics Workshops” such that they are appealing to each of the different target groups. Especially for the young minds, a gender-balanced approach will be taken through a multitude of actions, e.g. the choice of the workshop content, how the workshops are organised, and instructions for the coaches. Through these actions we will bridge specific gender challenges with girls such as the general tendency for a lack of self-confidence in science and technology , stereotypes about gender roles , and the contextual approach . This will result in a total collection of 33 appealing ”Photonics Workshops” from which the Fab Labs can make a selection according to the needs and user profiles in their locality.
"Impact report on realized KPIs by the introduction of the ""Photonics Workshops"" and the ""Photonics Challenger Projects"" in the Fablabs"
The PHABLABS 4.0 project aims as its third general objective to compose photonics toolkits for the Fab Labs to facilitate the use of photonics components as a standard element throughout these innovation hubs. The toolkits will be modular and will be composed of photonics components and/or photonics tools to stimulate innovation in the Fab Labs. For each of the PHABLABS 4.0 “Photonics Workshops”, a package with specific photonics components will be put together such that European Fab Labs interested in giving a particular PHABLABS 4.0 “Photonics Workshop” can easily be provided with the consumables needed for that activity. Also for the “Photonics Challenger Projects” additional photonics components will be made available.
"Templates: - blue print of the “Photonics Workshops” for the development of the 33 ""Photonics Workshops"" - Feedback form , to collect feedback from the fablabs on the impact and the quality of the ""Photonics Workshops"""
Report on Gender Action Training and with guidelines for organizing and supervising “Photonics Workshops” in Fab Labs
"Templates: - blue print of the “Photonics Challenger Project” to develop the 11 ""Photonics Challenger Proejcts"" - feedback form for collection the feedback form the fablabs on the quality and the impact of the ""Photonics Challenger Projects"""
Within the PHABLABS 4.0 project we aim to define and test 11 different inspiring and thought-provoking “Photonics Challenger Projects”, covering different aspects of photonics and with a link to cross-KET technologies. In the framework of the “Photonics Challenger Projects”, the participants will use their own creativity to design, build and test a system that will meet the goals of the “Photonics Challenger Projects”. They will also elaborate and test new ideas and concepts in the cross-KET domain. A particular emphasis will be put on stimulating the participants to develop their ability for thinking “outside-the-box”.
"Report containing the updated description of the “Photonics Challenger Projects”. The updates of the description of the ""Photonics Challenger Projects"" are based on the collected feedback."