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We have opened the Lab – a place where ideas are getting shaped

We are pleased to introduce you to a new Lab space, where students, young professionals, but also the general public can meet and learn the new digital skills.

The Lab in the centre of Bratislava is equipped with the latest technology. The grand opening ceremony took place on the 14th of March 2016, with the participation of guests from the Orange Foundation and Andrej Kiska, the President of the Slovak Republic.

We have opened the Lab on the occasion of our 17th anniversary. It is located in the premises of the Old Market Hall at the SNP Square No. 25.

The Lab is divided into two areas. At the top area, which is accessible by the public directly from the SNP Square, it offers access to the “cleaner” devices, such as a laser cutter, 3D printer or plotter. Visitors can also make use of 3D pens donated by the Orange Foundation at the grand opening ceremony on the 14th of March. Along with various technology equipment, this area also includes a retail store with office supplies as well as study materials, books, magazines, manuals, and the finished products made in the Lab. Refreshment is also available in a snack bar. The space will also primary serve non-governmental organizations and start-ups for workshops as well as various educational activities, debates and meetings.

The basement will be gradually equipped with noisier technology for wood processing, milling cutters, saws, microcomputers and other technologies for digital fabrication. The lab is open to the general public every working day from 8 am. to 10 pm. It will be also open for members, who will be able to book regular times to work with individual equipment, for a small fee.

Teaching gadgets, prototypes and furniture
The Lab may attract young people mainly by the versatility of the equipment – allowing them to easily make school supplies or prototypes of their own ideas. Whether it concerns puppets for student films, models of architectural buildings or design products, nothing is pretty much impossible to make in the Lab. The Lab will also host events where the public will be able to meet interesting local and international experts in the field of digital innovation and thus receive some inspirational know-how. The creative laboratory, where the technologies of the future help to transform ideas into reality and theory into practice, believes that it will attract a lively community of curious young people.

The Lab is part of an international programme Solidarity FabLab and originated with the support of the Orange Foundation.

Information about upcoming events will be continuously published on the website, on the Lab’s Facebook profile, or on our website.

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