The INNOVA FVG Consortium is a non-profit, non-profit public body established by regional law and is wholly owned by the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia.
It acts as a research organization or as a body whose statutory purpose consists in the pursuit of research, technological development and dissemination of knowledge and in promoting the promotion of the culture of innovation within the business system, school territory.
It manages the Technology Innovation Center of Amaro (UD), conducting research and incubation activities in this area. The Center is qualified as a Science and Technology Park.
In co-operation with a wide-ranging partnership consisting of the Municipality of Maniago, UTI of the Valleys and Friulan Dolomites, Consortium of Pordenone, Pordenone Confartigianato, ISIA Design Roma, Scientific Imaginary, Consortium for the Industrialization Core of the Province of Pordenone, IAL FVG, Isis “Torricelli”, Mountain leader and FriulOvest Bank IL INNOVA FVG Consortium has launched, in Maniago (PN), a Digital Manufacturing Laboratory (FAB.LAB)
The FAB.LAB in Maniago (PN) is an accelerator of ideas and innovation that provides businesses, schools, designers, professionals, citizens and anyone who wants to transform their ideas into new products and prototypes software and digital manufacturing machines such as printers and scanners3D, cutters, laser cutting and more.
The goal is to bring users closer to new digital technologies, enable people to define problems, enhance creativity, prototyping solutions and products, foster exchanges of ideas and technology transfer, and create new businesses.
FAB.LAB, as a research and prototyping center, allows businesses and professionals (designers, architects, technologists, etc.) to develop their own products and advance technology related to their production. Through digital machines and instruments, they can perform immediate results verification or produce finished products in either single or small series. The training aims to update the production process and provide innovative responses that could open up new market bands.
Schools of every order and degree are involved in projects focusing on innovation and the recovery of the traditions of “making” their own territories of origin. The aim is to give students the opportunity to approach digital manufacturing techniques to integrate knowledge and know how to do, also in order to guide future professional choices, improve digital skills as required by the work world and apply training skills in non-standardized contexts by experimenting with alternative teaching methods.
In the participatory process – which is an essential element of FabLab – it is also important to involve citizens who can find in the lab a service to develop and build ideas and to increase their digital skills.
Within the FAB.LAB periodically practical theoretical and practical workshops are accessible to everyone on the various aspects of digital production, such as modeling and 3D printing, Arduino card programming, and photography. Users are also trained on the use of the various available machines, which can then be used in full autonomy (in the Do It Yourself view).