Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with University of Calicut (UoC) to set up a mini Fablab on the campus with special focus on digital fabrication and future technologies.
The facility will enable students of the university to familiarise themselves with new manufacturing methodologies like 3D printing, laser cutting and electronics production.
Dr Saji Gopinath, CEO, KSUM, and Dr C.L. Joshy, Registrar, UoC, signed the MoU at a function at the Senate House, UoC, on Wednesday.
The UoC will provide 2,000 square feet space for setting up the facility with capital assistance from KSUM. The mini Fablab will promote maker culture in the region, and enable students to associate with industry bodies, professionals and other supporting entities to develop their ventures into sustainable enterprises.
The mini Fablab will be open to both professionals, local innovators, entrepreneurs and students. It will run fabrication projects and other training courses to students on a periodic basis.