Laboratório vivo para o fortalecimento do ecossistema de inovação e criatividade da cidade
Living lab for strengthening the city’s innovation and creativity ecosystem
Laboratory 01 / Fab Lab
7 December 2016 - 17 December 2016
Laboratory 01 / Fab Lab

Photography: Pedro Figueiredo

Fab'Lab is a rapid prototyping center, which aims to facilitate product, intellectual property and business development and that is open to the entire community. The focus of this laboratory is to enable citizens to have access to innovation, discovery and creativity.

A FabLab can host a diversity of projects, from the simplest ones developed by children, who can build a toy in one afternoon, to those developed by scientists, with a strong technologic component as is the example of machines that create other machines. The concept of the laboratories provides an educational approach, based on the need to give people a hands-on learning environment.
A FabLab can become a “library of the future”, challenging people to learn through experimental practice and to share knowledge on a global scale.


What is a FAB-LAB?

There is a global network of A FabLab (digital fabrication laboratory), at the moment close to 1000, which foster the development of technologies and support creative development. “A FabLab is generally equipped with an array of flexible computer-controlled tools that cover several different length scales and various materials, with the aim to make "almost anything”. This includes technology-enabled products generally perceived as limited to mass production.”

This laboratory is a technological support base and has the latest computer-aided design and manufacturing technology which anyone can access to develop and manufacture their ideas.As it is the first in Portugal, it has all the adequate technical support. Our primary mission is to raise awareness of the local community about the benefits of using digital technologies.


What is the OPO’LAB?

The OPO’Lab is a centre of creativity with different areas: coworking space, events, FAB-café, I&D and FAB Lab.

OPO’Lab is a multidisciplinary center dedicated to think and explore the creative use of new technologies in all creative and non-creative fields. It focuses on the promotion of research, education and culture activities. Since its foundation, in 2010, the OPO-LAB has contributed to the development and implementation of projects proposed by numerous creative minds that challenge the limits. It has assumed a strategic role in the context in which it operates, in establishing important partnerships with other social actors such as public authorities, schools and cultural and scientific associations.

Coordinator: OPO-Lab (João Barata Feyo)

Team: Fablab: João Feyo  |  Electronics: João Leão  |  Programming: Bernardo Santos  |  Virtual Reality: Pedro Galego

Partners: Areal Editores, Mecha, Roland, Isicom, V!VA

Date: from Tuesday to Saturday, from 7 till 30 December 2016

Opening time: from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: Porto Innovation Hub, laboratory

Target audience: general

Entry: free (limited to the area capacity, 50 people)


Filtro Aplicado:



Câmara Municipal do Porto
Praça General Humberto Delgado, 4º piso
4049-001 Porto


+351 222 097 161



Porto Innovation Hub

Rua Dr. António Luís Gomes s/n
4049-001 Porto


Tuesday - Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Tuesdays + Wednesdays + Thursdays
6:00 p.m.



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