Fab Academy 2018: Application Deadline extended until January 7, 2018


The Fab Academy teaches principles and applications of digital fabrication. It was developed to teach hands-on skills in fab labs, which began as an outreach project from MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms, and has grown into a global network of more than 500 labs.
Fab Academy instruction is based on MIT’s popular rapid-prototyping course How To Make (almost) Anything, both taught by Prof. Neil Gershenfeld.


Fab Academy offers a distributed rather than distance educational model: students learn in local workgroups, with peers, mentors, and machines, which are then connected globally by content sharing and video for interactive classes. The individual labs are supported and supervised regionally by supernode sites with more advanced capabilities, expertise, and inventories.


There is no global accreditation for these skills. Instead, each student builds a portfolio that documents their mastery of them individually, and their integration. These are reviewed by their local instructors, regional gurus, and then centrally to ensure that each student meets global standards and follows evolving best practices. The Fab Diploma is earned by progress rather than the calendar, for successful completion of a series of certificate requirements. The instructional sequence requires six months to cover, and the time to finish has ranged from that up to a few years.The Fab Diploma is awarded by the Fab Academy. It has no institutional connection with MIT (and none should be claimed), but a number of the participating sites offer it overlaid with their local accreditation. It recognizes readiness to work in, and establish, a fab lab. The Fab Diploma has led to students obtaining employment, investment, admission, and recognition.


The Fab Academy platform has subsequently been used to add classes (collectively called Academany) that share the model of hands-on instruction to students in workgroups, with local mentors, linked by shared content and interactive lectures by global leaders. The first of these is How To Grow (almost) Anything, an introduction to biotechnology with a faculty team led by Harvard’s Prof. George Church, with more classes under development, as well as programs for more advanced study planned.


1. digital fabrication principles and practices – 1 week
2. computer-aided design, manufacturing, and modeling – 1 week
3. computer-controlled cutting – 1 week
4. electronics design and production – 2 weeks
5. computer-controlled machining – 1 week
6. embedded programming – 1 week
7. 3D molding and casting – 1 week
8. collaborative technical development and project management – 1 week
9. 3D scanning and printing – 1 week
10. sensors, actuators, and displays – 2 weeks
11. interface and application programming – 1 week
12. embedded networking and communications – 1 week
13. machine design – 2 weeks
14. digital fabrication applications and implications – 1 week
15. invention, intellectual property, and business models – 1 week
16. digital fabrication project development – 2 weeks

Fab Academy Kerala

During the last two year’s Fab lab Kerala had successfully hosted the Fab Academy program in the fab labs in Kochi and Trivandrum. Both the labs witnessed a participation of 18 participants in the year 2016 and 14 participants in the year 2017. Out of which 16 graduated in the year 2016 and 12 participants graduated in the year 2017.

Similarly Fab Lab Kerala is all set to host the Fab Academy 2018 in Kochi and Trivandrum. The classes will begin from January third week onwards. Each fab lab can accommodate 10 participants in each lab. Fab Academy 2018 Course Application is now open and those who are interested shall apply in the link below.Read more about the fab graduates here: http://archive.fabacademy.org/

For more details and queries please contact :

Vinod Kumar B G (Fab lab Kerala – Trivandrum) – 9809494669
Daniel Jeevan (Fab lab Kerala – Kochi) – 9747572989

Applications for the fab academy is open till January 7 , 2017. Those who are interested are requested to apply in the link given below: http://fabacademy.org/application-form/


Shri Rahul Gandhi visits Kerala Technology Innovation Zone and Fablab

Shri Rahul Gandhi,  Vice-President of the Indian National Congress party and the Chairperson of the Indian Youth Congress and the National Students Union of India visited Kerala Technology Innovation Zone and Fablab Kochi today along with Senior Leaders of Congress namely Shri V M Sudheeran, Shri Ramesh Chennithala, Hon’ble Home Minister, Government of Kerala , Shri Hibi Eden and Shri Benny Bahannan in the presence of Shri P H Kurien IAS, Prl Secretary, Industries & IT, Government of Kerala, Shri Jayasankar Prasad C, CEO, Kerala Startup Mission and Shri Pranav Kumar Suresh, CEO, Startup Village.

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During the visit Shri Rahul Gandhi had a tour on the fablab and also interacted with the startups in Kerala Technology Innovation Zone.

Startup i3- Ideate Innovate Incubate

The Start up i3 is the platform for students to express their innovative ideas in a group. Brain storming the ideas in a group will help the students to ascertain whether their idea is viable or not. The mentoring sessions are organized made in such a way that the best ideas are offered pre-incubation facility under KSUM and Innovative ideas will be shown the best path as to how well the same can be executed.

A team of 5 members from colleges across boot camps in the state shall participate Startupi3 . The members to be identified by the Boot Camp Nodal officer from each college.


Ideation is one of the basic process which have to be shown the right path. Connecting the Problem of the society and need of the society will create successful enterprise. Connecting the same with technology will bring out innovative technology products. Kerala Start up Mission in association with Open fuel will be giving a platform for students to interact with each other and to through away the barrier of expression.


Innovation needs knowledge, exposing the students to technology will bring out innovation. The 3 days programme will help the students to identify the core areas they can relate their studies with innovation.


Kerala Start up Mission gives the unique platform for the students to take their ideas to the next level. Mentorship and technical expertise will help the students to mould their ideas into successful products. The pre incubation facility will help the students to get a clear idea on the infrastructure facilities provided to the start up companies. The companies need not be registered for coming up their start up at the initial stage.

Registration has started for the Startupi3 initiative  and we are happy to inform you that Startup i3 will be histed on

1) TKM College Of Engineering on October 15,16& 17

2) TocH Institute Of Science &Technology on October 19,20 & 21

For more details contact  to vishal@startupmission.in or akp@startupmission.in

Campus++ on September 5 : An event exclusively for aspiring student entrepreneurs

Campus++Campus++ is aiming to make students aware of the opportunities outside their campus from the leading companies and organizations like Microsoft, Google, Mozilla, Wikipedia, IEEE and also the offerings from Government of Kerala through various programs of Kerala Startup Mission. During the day students can meet and interact all the leaders of various communities of the state can be part of the same according to their interest.

The entry for the event is free with prior registration on our website http://www.campusplusplus.com