With the advent of digital technologies, the inter-institutional creaLAB Club will enable students to equip themselves to meet the challenges of the fourth industrial revolution where artificial intelligence, robotics, virtual reality, 3D printing, etc. will be increasingly present in the working world and in their lives.
This club will take place in the Fablab des cégeps within the LABoite incubator of Cégep de l’Outaouais. It will provide an opportunity for technologically creative students from all three institutions of higher learning to have a collaborative meeting place with digital technology experts on hand. Students will be able to carry out various projects that are close to their hearts and even consider starting their own small business if they wish, since they will also be able to be mentored by LABoite, if need be.
Fablab staff will also offer various training sessions on design thinking, 3D modeling, use of 3D printers, laser and vinyl cutting machines, digital embroiderers, etc.
Students will also be able to participate in the various events that the Fablab organizes to encourage creativity among young people, such as a Christmas market, a spring market, and a final exhibition before the summer. These events will be an opportunity for participants to showcase their work and raise funds for club activities.
In short, the creaLAB Club is an incubator for creative projects available to innovative students.
Project lead and partners
Sylvie Turnbull, Director of LABoite, Mathieu Nerbonne Lachaine, Director of la Fabrique mobile and Francis Lance, Manager of the Fablab des cégeps, with the collaboration of PESO’s Entrepreneurship Committee, which includes student life representatives from Cégep de l’Outaouais, UQO, and Cégep Heritage College.
Amount received from PESO
PESO has granted $9000 for carrying out this project in 2021-2022.