May 5, 2017

About Us

Who Are we?

A fablab is a small-scale workshop offering (personal) digital fabrication. It is a creative and social place to empower the community to innovate and build local solutions for local problems and needs.

Fablab Saigon started in March 2014 in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City. We are the first registered Fablab in Vietnam. Then Fablab Danang, Fablab Hanoi, Maker Hanoi, Fablab Thao Dien, Fablab Can Tho have been open, now we work together to build the Fablabs Vietnam Network.

Why this project?

Ho Chi Minh city, Danang and Hanoi, Can Tho are all big cities. Our mission is innovation literacy and we want to reach out to smaller cities in Vietnam. Especially, we want to show young learners throughout Vietnam that digital fabrication can help make their dreams come true.

The mobile fablab project is about packing our tools and knowledge into a truck, and going for a tour in Vietnam, in order to empower young students from the local communities by turning them into makers and entrepreneurs.

What?

In each city, we will run a 48h “Maker to entrepreneur” Bootcamp, with about 20 to 30 high school students, aged from 14 to 18 years old (9th to 12th grade). We want challenges that are locally relevant.

So the topic in each city will be determined by the students themselves as we call for challenges and participants with the help from local partners.

We will document the challenges on our website and call to the wider community to brainstorm on solutions. During the bootcamp, students will leverage the contribution of the community and learn to ideate solutions in teams, design products, and digitally fabricate them.

At the end of the bootcamp, our team and tools will move on to the next city. At this stage our goal isn’t to build a fablab in each city. In the near future, we believe that each city will build their own fablab with a strong local community.

What we want to achieve in each city are the “one can make almost anything” mindset, seeds for innovation and for these seeds to grow, the connection to the network of fablabs around the world.

Interested and willing to help! You could made your special contribution for the program by filling: Partner and Donation Form

Contact us

Fablab Saigon: 44/10 Nguyễn Văn Đậu, Ward 6, Banh Thạnh District, Hồ Chí Minh City, Vietnam

Email: [email protected]

Hotline/What app: 0935 33 88 40 – Ms. Dai – Event and Space Coordinator

Email: [email protected]