News: India’s first Super Fab Lab was launched at the Integrated Startup Complex of the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM). It will function in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
About Fab Labs
- Fab Labs are fabrication laboratories offering digital fabrication and computation. The idea was conceived by inventor and scientist Professor Neil Gershenfeld.
- It seeks to enable entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into new products and prototypes by giving access to advanced digital manufacturing technology.
- Established in 2002, Vigyan Ashram in Pune, India was the first fab lab to be set up outside MIT.
Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM): Founded in 2006, is the central agency of the Government of Kerala for entrepreneurship development and incubation activities in Kerala.