Fablabs play a strong role in Enterprise development and support across the world. Fablabs across Ireland have assisted in the establishment of new enterprises and provided support to existing businesses. There is clear evidence that the conditions capable of creating the capacity to deliver these outcomes across the island of Ireland can be delivered by the development of a Fab Lab network.
Patchblocks is a modular synthesizer company based in Belfast. In 2013, Fab Lab Belfast assisted in the development of the prototype and after a successful Kickstarter campaign manufactured the bespoke housing for the first 100 units. Patchblocks now has four established electronic music projects and fundraising for its’ fifth product and has a team of 9 people.