FabLab Vosges was established in 2014 by entrepreneurs that had needs of computer numerical controls machines, having decided to manage some hours for the public to come and get trained to use those machines. FabLab Vosges has currently around 50 members, including companies, makers, local university, and hobbyists. The main goal of the FabLab is the sharing of knowledge while guiding people through their projects. FabLab Vosges has three main technologies: milling machine, laser engraver and 3D printers.
The FabLab Vosges is based in a business incubator, known as “Pépinière d’entreprises de Saint-Dié- des-Vosges”, in France. The FabLab’s main role is to be an innovation place as well as a unique place for creation in the French department known as Vosges. This FabLab wants to follow a process of dynamism in the territory development, in the domains of technology and the Internet of Things (IoT).
FabLab Vosges, working together with the Pépinière d’entreprises de Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, is deploying the innovative technology of LoRaWan, with the objective to give access to this technology for the territory and let the entrepreneurs to try it out. The FabLab proudly counts on its partners, such as: Saint-Dié University, part of Lorraine Universities, Georges Baumont High school, the research and development facility of engineering of CIRTES, and others associations such as the school of second chance, based in Saint-Dié.