The Smartlab Carinthia is an ab initio cooperation between FH-Carinthia (FHK) and the AlpenAdria University (AAU) in the spirit of the fablab charta supplemented by smart technologies and use.
The Smartlab Carinthia was opened on 6h of February 2015 on the FH-Carinthia in Villach and AAU in Klagenfurt simultaneously. It is equipped with prototyping machines like 3D-Printers, Laser Cutter, Vinyl Cutter, Elektronic Workbench. It is an open to public window of FH-Carinthia in the Spirit of the Fab Lab foundation. Currently one day a week, Tuesday 16h-18h, with free entrance, and technical Support for devices. People from inside and outside of both universities (FH-Carinthia and AAU) are invited to use facilities for implementing and realizing their ideas and prototypes. The speciality of Smartlab Villach is, that it is linked to the the inhouse Innovation lab. Together with this facility the whole process from Innovation to Protoyping shall be rapidly realizable according to the workflow described by the workflow from Theory U by O. Scharmer. There shall be mainly four user groups. Private Users, Students, Staff and Industrial Users. The design and choice of machines was inspired by the original idea of one of the first fablabs, if not the first one, by Neil Gershenfield in 2005.
Smartlab Carinthia is involved with: