The Fab Arab Network is an organization, made up of members of the Fab Lab movement in the Arab World which seeks to build a participatory space where knowledge, experience and best practices are shared. The Berytech Fab Lab in Lebanon is a member of the network.
The Tech Revolution
The technological revolution has changed the face of the world and transformed its lifestyle. Access to scientific and technological knowledge and the ability to exploit it are becoming increasingly strategic and decisive for the economic performance of countries and regions in the competitive globalized economy.
A country’s ability to solve problems and initiate and sustain economic growth depends partly on its capabilities in science, technology, and innovation. The simplest definition of innovation is the generation, development and implementation of ideas that result in new products, processes, or services. While the definition of innovation is simple, the process is complex and multi- faceted (Young Arab leaders Forum, 2007:2).
The Fab Lab Movement in the Arab World
Born in the context of the growing Fab Lab movement in the Arab world across 22 countries with more than 70 fab labs sites, Fab Arab Network is an organization, made up of members of Arab Fab Labs – including the Berytech Fab Lab in Lebanon, which seeks to build a participatory supportive space where makers, entrepreneurs, fab labs, makerspaces and technology enthusiasts can exchange experience, tools, and knowledge about technology, sustainability, education, and entrepreneurship.
The Group’s aim is to create a strong network of expertise, empower Arab fab labs, grant access to tools and opportunities and promote effective collaboration to increase the impact of technology in the Arab World.
Fab Arab Network Activities
With a strong network of knowledgeable members, Fab Arab Network offers a wide range of exciting activities from starting lab installations and training consultancy services, to online Webinars, Arabic DIY Projects, Regional Events, Educational Programs, and much more.
Fab Arab Network Offerings
With the big objective of creating a strong network, Fab Arab Network offers different Knowledge, Support and Community services.
Fab Arab Network is a regional platform where you can find DIY and Research Projects, programs, events, articles, and info reports. It’s a hub where Arab youth can learn and share.
Fab Arab Network aims to provide all kinds of support for regional labs; from connecting with experts to funding opportunities and large supply chain network and lab installations.
It is a large community of makers, entrepreneurs, educators, artists and more, in more than 70 fab labs and makerspaces across 22 countries.