December 6, 2019
On December 5, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a Record of Discussions with the Government of the Kingdom of Bhutan in Thimphu for the Project for Promotion of Technology Education and Diffusion through Digital Fabrication Laboratory (Fab-Lab*), a technical cooperation project.
The project aims to develop new educational models that link technological capabilities to the needs of society and industries by establishing Fab-Lab at the College of Science and Technology and introducing digital fabrication technology and open innovation. The project will contribute to the achievement of SDGs Goal 9.
* Fab-Lab: A local lab and its global network that provides digital fabrication (computer-controlled digital machine tools) and enables individual inventions.
Details for the project are provided below.
|Country||Kingdom of Bhutan|
|Project title||Project for Promotion of Technology Education and Diffusion through Digital Fabrication Laboratory (Fab-Lab)|
|Planned implementation period||36 months|
|Executing agency||College of Science and Technology, Royal University of Bhutan|
|Specific project details (provisional)||Developing new technical educational models that contribute to solving community issues and revitalizing industries by establishing Fab-Lab, promoting collaboration inside and outside college and providing platforms for citizens and schools.|