Published on 19 July 2018

Université Paris-Saclay has launched a new diploma designed specifically to teach students about digital manufacturing.

The ‘Fablab Manager’ programme will be part of the international FabFoundation network and a local ecosystem, designed to build creativity and innovative practices into existing businesses and start-ups.

The diploma will start by welcoming six students from the beginning of the next academic year, and aim to build to 20 students in subsequent sessions.

Students will be selected after submitting applications and taking part in a series of interviews.

The programme, lasting one year, will consist of 240 hours of courses, seminars, conferences and practical work validated by examinations and continuous monitoring, and a 4-month internship which students will be required to report on and subsequently defend.

Université Paris-Saclay designed the FabLab Manager programme to meet the growing needs of international companies who require employees who know how to combine a creative approach with deep technical knowledge.

The diploma, the first of its kind in France, follows the model created by Neil Gershenfeld, a professor at MIT in the late 1990s. The Fablab concept is based on the principles of openness and collaboration, where spaces are dedicated to design, digital fabrication and prototyping, as well as ‘learning by doing’.

For more information, please contact Stephanie Mullins – or call +44 (0)1582 790 706