FAB 12: How Shenzhen Develops from Counterfeit to Innovation

Date: 2016-09-01 15:23:00  Source:   Compile: eands

On August 8~17, FAB 12 was held in Shenzhen, attracting over 50,000 visitors, over 5,000 makers from home and abroad, 2000 Fab Lab directors, scientists in various fields, etc.





Party Secretary of Shenzhen Municipality Xingrui Ma met makers from overseas at the VIP Hall of Shenzhen Municipal Committee and said that Shenzhen would strive to become “the Silicon Valley in China”.



Activities include 110 workshops, Summit on Fab 2.0 Creating the Future, 17 FAB Outdoor Activities, FAB 12 Innovation Exhibition& Public Open Day, etc.


1. On August 9~11, Professor Gershenfeld held 3 seminars on the development of Fab Lab, like Fab Foundation, Fab Economy, Fab Academy, etc.













2.  Summit on FAB 2.0 Creating the Future attracted 23 excellent makers from all walks of life.






Santiago of Chile was elected as the host city for FAB 13.






3. The 2nd Shenzhen Makers@World was announced and themed on “Hello, Shenzhen!”. 10 young makers were selected to have a 3­week study tour in London, Manchester, Glasgow, etc.






4. On August 12~15, Public Open Day attracted over 30,000 visitors. 

(1). FAB 12 Innovation Exhibition





The exhibition displayed innovative products from the US, India, UK, South Korea, Austria, Egypt, China, etc.

(2) Workshops






Visitors had the chance to be engaged in interactive activities like making a piano with fruits, making handcrafted cardboard houses, etc. 

5. Through 14 Fab outdoor activities and 3 Fab Visiting Tour in Shenzhen, over 2000 makers from overseas integrated with Shenzhen industry supply chain. Neil A. Gershenfeld, founder of Fab Lab&professor at MIT and the director of MIT's Center for Bits and Atom, said that Shenzhen led the world in mass manufacture, providing any tool and material for makers worldwide.









Two Contracts were signed to accelerate the development and transformation of Fab Lab 2.0, making Shenzhen a world­famous maker city.





Comments from professionals:
 


Neil A. Gershenfeld

Founder of Fab Lab&professor at MIT and the director of MIT's Center for Bits and Atom

 
Shenzhen is excellent in making counterfeit goods. I am very interested in the engineering ecosystem of Shenzhen in that Shenzhen is incredibly skilled in assembling hardware. 

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Sherry Lassiter
President of Fab Lab Foundation

 
It’s very exciting that FAB 12 was held in Shenzhen and makers from all over the world gathered in Shenzhen to brainstorm ideas together. In the future, I believe that every child has the chance to learn to use electronic tools and change their own life.

 

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Shirley Feng
Executive Vice­president and Secretary General of SIDA

 

Fab 12 will further boost the development of smart hardware products in Shenzhen, consolidate its leading position in manufacture, and inspire people on entrepreneurship. Shenzhen will also take advantage of maker resources to create sustainable and innovative environment.

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Tomas Diez
Founder of Fab Lab Barcelona

 
Like most people, I am quite amazed by the pace of Shenzhen makers. Shenzhen speed makes everything from tough to easy.
 

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Jean­ michel Molenaar
Founder of Fab Lab France
 

In the future, components are made in Shenzhen and projects are also done here, which is what we expect on Shenzhen.

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David Ott
COO of Red Lab

 
It’s interesting that it only takes 30 years for Shenzhen to become a prosperous city. Shenzhen is a city full of opportunities and potential in making an innovative ecosystem. Hopefully, Red lab will cooperate with Shenzhen in innovative models and industrial manufacture. 

Two Contracts were signed to accelerate the development and transformation of Fab Lab 2.0, making Shenzhen a world­famous maker city.Two Contracts were signed to accelerate the development and transformation of Fab Lab 2.0, making Shenzhen a world­famous maker city.

 

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