"FABLAB Manorhamilton was started in late 2014 by a collective of Designers, Engineers and Makers. Starting from a new Enterprise Hub in a rural Leitrim village, we have branched out to provide bespoke training and consultancy in the areas of Product Design and Digital Fabrication. Our QQI accredited Design Skills course runs at various locations across the North West and we have delivered training for numerous EU funded Design projects.”
Fablab NI incorporates Fablab Belfast, at the Ashton Centre, and Fablab Nerve Centre in Derry~Londonderry. Established in 2012 with support from the EU Peace Programme and MIT, as the first Fablabs on the island of Ireland, Fablab NI has pioneered programmes around social impact and community transformation through making and digital technologies.
Fab Lab Limerick started in 2012 as an elective course created by Javi BuronGarcia at the School of Architecture in which open source 3D printers, CNC routers and laser cutters were built. In 2014 this self-build equipment was moved to an empty building in Limerick city centre. Since then, Fab Lab Limerick has evolved into a fully functional digital fabrication laboratory that offers cultural, educational and research programmes on digital fabrication, bridging the gap between these technologies and creatives from all disciplines.
Ashton Community Trust (ACT) is a social enterprise and development trust which seeks to make North Belfast a better place for its residents to live and prosper. It does this through the provision of services, employment, training and community development. ACT has grown over the last twenty years to the extent where it now employs over 200 people and has an annual turnover in excess of £7m. ACT is one of the leading partners of Fab Foundation Ireland.
The Nerve Centre is Northern Ireland’s leading creative media arts centre. More than 120,000 people a year benefit from the Nerve Centre’s wide-ranging programme of arts events, cutting edge projects, creative learning centres, training opportunities, and state-of-the-art production facilities. A successful social economy enterprise, the Nerve Centre employs more than 40 staff at sites in Derry~Londonderry and Belfast.
Mcor Technologies Ltd is an innovative manufacturer of the world’s most affordable, full-colour 3D printers. Established in 2005 with a team of specialists in 3D printing hardware and software, Mcor’s vision is to make 3D printing more accessible to everyone. The company operates internationally from offices in Ireland, the U.K., America and APAC
Creative Spark, a centre for creativity and innovation, offers workspace and training facilities to start-ups and established enterprises in the creative industries, innovation and community sectors in County Louth and the region. It aims to advance education and benefit the community through offering opportunities to improve core skills, aid learning processes, raise confidence and self-esteem.
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