Named “SoFab”, the Sophia Antipolis IoT/M2M-focused FabLab is set to open on 29 October at the Polytech’Nice offices at SophiaTech.
The Sophia Antipolis FabLab, known as “SoFab” is the result of a competition launched last September and is expecting 200 to 300 people when it opens to the public on 29 October.
The Sophia Antipolis FabLab expects 200 to 300 people to attend its public opening on the SophiaTech campus at the offices of Polytech’Nice Sophia on 29 October at 6.00pm. Those involved in the digital sector and technology enthusiasts are invited to attend the launch evening by the Telecom Valley association.
“A FabLab is a place for rapid prototyping that aims to be open, bringing together students, researchers, project leaders, employees from large corporations who wish to circumvent the obstacles inherent in large organisations and even enthusiasts from the general public”, explains Pascal Flamand of Telecom Valley to Nice-Matin. “In these structures that have existed since 1991, we bring together talents to create value. This was a missing link in the Sophia Antipolis Science Park, which is however an excellent breeding ground for skills.”
Open to all in accordance with the principle of fablabs and open innovation, SoLab offers easy access to rapid prototyping in a “semi” industrial environment for all new uses around the integration of next-generation electronic boards (automation, consumer electronics, M2M, industrial supervision) and therefore specialises in the Internet of Things (IoT), considered by many as the third revolution of the Internet. This orientation is fully bconsistent with the Sophia Antipolis ecosystem, that mainly specializes in software and related services, microelectronics and Machine-to-Machine communications solutions.
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