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Early stages of the Fablab movement: a new path for an open innovation model

Abstract: FabLabs, also known as digital fabrication laboratories, are a groundbreaking phenomenon that is contributing to the democratization of innovation and technology. Despite their potential influence, this emerging area has received little attention in the literature. This paper examines the initial stages of the FabLab movement using a mixed-sequential exploratory methodology. Qualitative methodologies were employed to identify relevant dimensions and establish research hypotheses, while quantitative methodologies were used to evaluate and validate these hypotheses and generate a predictive model for the innovation process through binary logistic regression. The information obtained through the participation of 124 laboratories in the online FabLab Global Survey was used. The results indicate that collaborations with large companies and a majority focus on research in FabLab projects promote the development of innovative projects compared to those laboratories affiliated with educational institutions or primarily used by students.

 Autoría: García-Ruiz M.E., Lena-Acebo F.J., Rocha Blanco R.,

 Fuente: Sustainability, 2023, 15(11), 8907

 Editorial: MDPI

 Fecha de publicación: 01/05/2023

 Nº de páginas: 16

 Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

 DOI: 10.3390/su15118907

 ISSN: 2071-1050

 Url de la publicación: https://doi.org/10.3390/su15118907