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Friday, July 13
 

17:15

Talks - Fab Labs for transition
Limited Capacity seats available

17:15
Matei GHEORGHIU et Simon LAURENT, Réseau des Fablabs de France
White Paper Preview – Fabcity Summit

RFFLabs - French Network of Fablabs - aims to “Assemble, Represent, Support, Communicate and
Mutualize” the structures (and their resources) part of the Fablab movement in France. Founded
in January 2016, this association brings together Fablabs but also companies, hackerspaces and
individuals committed towards this movement and willing to facilitate collective action and joint
regulation in the maker / innovation / teaching / open science field.

As part of its missions, RFFLabs, through its Scientific Council, has initiated one year ago a
major survey in order (1) to present an inventory of these emerging experiments in France, (2) to
point out the main specificities, the strengths and weaknesses of the network’s members and (3)
to help them figure out ways to deal collectively with the common issues they need to confront.
This survey is now complete and will lead to the publication of a White Paper in autumn 2018.
We will disclose here in preview some pre-results of this survey.

Beyond this snapshot, this survey intends to lay the foundations for a protocol to be replicated at
regular intervals, engaging the cooperation of network members, academics and professionals to
maintain a regular watch on this thematic and its issues in France.

17:25
Hoelig LE CLAINCHE, TechShop
Open a MakerSpace in private companies

The Fab Lab and open-source movement disrupted the way we conceive products, the way we prototype them, and the way we manage the after-sales.
Opening a MakerSpace in a product-making company is becoming more and more common. The benefits being a collision zone for every people in a company ( a place where marketing meets engineering meets accountancy), a reduced "time to market", a rise in patenting, and a return from computer to object, to a product.
In order to succeed this kind of project, it's more than just opening a meeting-room and putting 3D printers in it. You need to make it a global strategy, to select machines, place, and, more importantly, people that fit your goals.
We'll go through from the "why" open a makerspace in private companies, to the usuals mistakes, and the recruitments keys for a good fab-manager.

The presentation would be based on the 7 openings of MakerSpaces by TechShop Les Ateliers Leroy Merlin those last 3 years, from 250m² in a company headquarters to a 180m² in a public place, to a 2400m² in the center of Paris. We continue to help private companies and cities to open MakerSpaces on their own names and have experienced several uses of those places.

Speakers
avatar for Hoelig LE CLAINCHE

Hoelig LE CLAINCHE

TechShop
I'm industrial director of TechShop France, engineer, Maker for many years, Autodesk trainer on Fusion360. I'm in charge, for TechShop, of opening new MakerSpaces for other private or public entities
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Matei GHEORGHIU

Scientific Counsel Coordinator, Réseau des Fablabs de France - PSL University, Orythie SARL
Maker, member of a team having built a 3D printer in 1999, then founded a small R&D companyin 2005, he is nowadays consultant, teacher and researcher in sociology, as well as unflagginggardner, cookie eater and cyclotourist.
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Simon LAURENT

Vice President RFF, Réseau des Fablabs de France - Atelier des Beaux Boulons
Maker, member of a team having built a 3D printer in 1999, then founded a small R&D companyin 2005, he is nowadays consultant, teacher and researcher in sociology, as well as unflagginggardner, cookie eater and cyclotourist.