Royal Government of Bhutan and JICA Bhutan Office signed Record of Discussions for the Technical Cooperation Project for Promotion of Technology Education and Diffusion through Digital Fabrication Laboratory (FabLab).
The Director of the GNH Commission, Mr. Rinchen Wangdi and Chief Representative of JICA Bhutan Office, Mr. Kozo Watanabe, signed the Record of Discussions for the Technical Cooperation Project for Promotion of Technology Education and Diffusion through Digital Fabrication Laboratory on 5th December 2019.
The project will help to establish a global standard FabLab to enable a digital fabrication technology base at the College of Science and Technology, Royal University of Bhutan. The technical cooperation will look at means to enhance collaboration and interaction of interdisciplinary lab-based research within CST and other colleges, public and private institutions for providing an enabling environment towards fostering innovation.
Like all the FabLabs, the FabLab at CST will aim to provide the platform for open innovation for individuals/citizens and schools to work on own needs, enhance their own skills and develop customized products that address their social and economic problems.
The 36 month project is expected to begin from the April 2020.