Why we are here

The fast and substantial increase of the worldwide Fab Lab community leads to the need of a higher degree of self-organization. Because the network diversifies, a formal structure could be supportive for various objectives within the Fab Lab community (visibility, development, spreading of research, empowerment, open design, to mention only a few). At the Fab6 Conference held in August 2010, the Fab Lab community decided to establish an International Fab Lab Association.

The CBA supports this initiative of the Fab Lab community wholeheartedly. The CBA is willing to grant the Association the right to use the Fab Lab concept, the name and the logo, in the interest of supporting the international Fab Lab community.