In October, LABSud celebrated its six years in activity and presented its mobile fab lab at the Montpellier International Fair. Now located at the Montpellier Métropole Millénaire Office Center, LABSud will relocate to the future French Tech Hall in 2020.
LABSud recently obtained certification as an authorized training center. The facility has also been involved as a technical partner in the “Humanlab” project on handicaps, inaugurated on October 13 at the Institute Saint-Pierre in Palavas, just south of Montpellier.
“There is a lot of activity at this time, with many places now planning to integrate fab labs,” adds Yann Lefebvre. “For example, the Lattes Health / Independent Living Cluster has contacted us. We are also in talks with INRA about training researchers.”
LABSud also has a mobile fab lab project – a fully equipped motor home that was at the Montpellier International Fair from October 5 to 15. Laureate of the Fab Region competition, the mobile fab lab is expected to begin touring around the Occitanie region in France in early 2019. LABSud will relocate to the future French Tech Hall planned by Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole for the Cambacérès district in 2020. The move will place the fab lab at the heart of a cluster entirely dedicated to innovation.