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PHotonics enhanced fAB LABS supporting the next revolution in digitalization

Objective

PHABLABS 4.0 aims to integrate photonics in a durable way into the rapidly expanding ecosystem of European Fab Labs and Makerslabs, resulting in a larger and better skilled photonics workforce with superior innovation capacity to achieve a lasting, positive impact on the next revolution in digitization. Combining the forces of top experts from 13 European photonics institutes and STEM-oriented organizations with the Fab Lab stakeholders, PHABLABS 4.0 will devise and deliver a comprehensive suite of 33 Photonics Workshops, 11 Photonics Challenger projects and Photonics Toolkits to enhance Fab Labs and Makerslab with photonics activities aimed at 3 specific target groups: young minds (age 10-14), students (age 15-18) and young professionals and technicians (age 18+). These activities will be extensively tested in 14 existing Fab Labs with the purpose of rolling them out to the entire growing network of European Fab Labs as a proven model at the end of the project. They will stimulate hands-on design, fabrication, experiments, and the building of innovative systems with photonics, and in this way nurture the 21st Century skills of the participants.
In that sense the PHABLABS 4.0 project will harness the power of the growing innovation ecosystem of the Fab Labs and equip it with sufficient material to really engage, excite and educate youngsters, students, technicians and young professionals alike in the skills of working and innovating with light. The ultimate impact of PHABLABS 4.0 will be seen in the emergence of a much larger and better trained workforce with 21st Century skills capable of translating the potential of photonics as a key enabling technology into tangible products for the benefit of society.

Field of science

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  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology/ecosystems

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2016-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 265 750

Participants (13)

FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE CIENCIES FOTONIQUES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 120 125
Address
Avinguda Carl Friedrich Gauss 3
08860 Castelldefels
Activity type
Research Organisations
FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 94 625
Address
Rudower Chaussee 17
12489 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 69 875
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 84 500
Address
University Road
H91 Galway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE JEAN MONNET SAINT-ETIENNE
France
EU contribution
€ 84 500
Address
Rue Trefilerie 10
42023 Saint Etienne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 91 250
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 103 231,25
Address
Leonhardstrasse 59
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
STEINBEIS INNOVATION GGMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Willi Bleicher Strasse 19
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 93 545
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VALSTYBINIS MOKSLINIU TYRIMU INSTITUTAS FIZINIU IR TECHNOLOGIJOS MOKSLU CENTRAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 62 000
Address
Savanoriu 231
02300 Vilnius
Activity type
Research Organisations
NOLIMEDS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 189 375
Address
Voistraat 21
9420 Erpe-mere
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EXCITE YOUTH FOR ENGINEERING, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 150 468,75
Address
Vollezelestraat 46
1755 Gooik
Activity type
Other
STEINBEIS 2I GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 90 125
Address
Kienestrasse 35
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)