Fablab is opened for students: bring your idea to life
The presentation of the workshop-laboratory (Fabrication Laboratory) took place on the 16th of February. FabLab is located in the ITMO University Technopark.
"We walked a long way to this day, and finally, we can say that in ITMO University a place appeared, which is able to satisfy the needs of students who wish to develop science on their own. I hope that working with a serious equipment will develop the potential of students and attract new ones to the university. I'm sure this is just the beginning, and in case of successful FabLab performance its further extension will be only a matter of time." Alexander Kolousov, the head of the ITMO University Technopark.
"If students bring us an interesting project we will provide them with our equipment and supplies for free. We are open to any ideas. Though, our materials are intended mostly for implementation of really useful and promising projects. There are several examples of the students who created their first business on the base of FabLab. This is what we are striving here for." Aleksey Shchekoldin says.
"In the Polytech FabLab one should pay for the use of the equipment. This allows them to detect serious-minded students. However, we want to make our laboratory affordable and hope for understanding on the part of students." the FabLab head says.
"Our laboratory will certainly cooperate with FabLab. Despite the fact that we are more focused on educational activities, many programs of our laboratory are associated with the development of serious projects. It is really important for students when they are allowed to make something with their own hands. It gives them a feeling of satisfaction one can't get when buying some already made things." Maxim Ivaschenko says, the head of the OLYMP laboratory.