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PHotonics enhanced fAB LABS supporting the next revolution in digitalization

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.
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Coordinator

VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL

Address

Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel

Belgium

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 265 750

Participants (13)

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FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE CIENCIES FOTONIQUES

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 120 125

FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 94 625

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 69 875

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 84 500

UNIVERSITE JEAN MONNET SAINT-ETIENNE

France

EU Contribution

€ 84 500

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 91 250

JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 103 231,25

STEINBEIS INNOVATION GGMBH

Germany

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 93 545

VALSTYBINIS MOKSLINIU TYRIMU INSTITUTAS FIZINIU IR TECHNOLOGIJOS MOKSLU CENTRAS

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 62 000

NOLIMEDS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 189 375

EXCITE YOUTH FOR ENGINEERING, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 150 468,75

STEINBEIS 2I GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 90 125

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 731610

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2016

  • End date

    31 May 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 499 370

  • EU contribution

    € 1 499 370

Coordinated by:

VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL

Belgium