Becoming a Node

Hosting Fabricademy is open to different kinds of institutions like Fab Labs, creative spaces, fashion and design schools, artist studios.

Fabricademy is open also to organizations who are not Fab Labs. While some Fab Lab equipment is necessary to complete the course, having access to one nearby is considered acceptable.

You can attend the 13 classes within your current study program in a school or join the full program in a participating Node.

The key elements required to host the class are hilighted below.

Basic Requirements

Here are the basic requirements and expectations for any lab that wishes to participate in the Textile Academy course.

You should have a working group of at least 3 or 4 students, and a qualified instructor following them. We offer training for instructors in the form of Bootcamps before the course as well as online materials.

Your lab MUST be equipped with all the necessary machines and other supplies to be able to participate in the Academy. Labs that are not properly equipped are not eligible to participate in the Academy, as the students will not be able to complete the course.

As this is a bleeding edge program, and inventory specification is continually being updated. For the most up-to-date list of recommended machines and supplies, see: the Fabricademy Lab Inventory

Lab Equipment

  • Fab Lab equipment: 3D Printer / Laser cutter / Molding and casting/ cnc milling / materials / Composites / Electronics equipment
  • Workstations for CAD modeling
  • Basic biolab
  • Sewing machine industrial normal
  • Sewing machine industrial overlock
  • Sewing machine small digital
  • Knitting machine
  • Knitting machine electroloom
  • Fab Loom
  • Soft actuators - e-textiles (conductive threads, conductive fabrics, mini vibration motors…)
  • Scissors, threads, yarns, natural fibers
  • Big working tables (as fashion schools)
  • Roland Tex-art dye sublimation printer
  • Embroidery machine

Be part of our International Network!

2021/22 Applications are open for Nodes!

Would you host #Fabricademy2021 at your lab? Don't miss the opportunity to teach Fabricademy in your city this September.
Follow the link below to fill the application form 2021!

2022/23 Nodes


Fab Textiles Barcelona, Spain
Fab Lab Barcelona / Institute for Advanced
Architecture of Catalonia
Contact: Anastasia Pistofidou

TextileLab Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fab Lab Amsterdam / Waag Society
Contact: Cecilia Raspanti

Matrix Open Innovation Lab Düsseldorf, Germany
Matrix GmbH & Co. KG
Contact: Adriana Cabrera

Fab lab Digiscope, Paris-Saclay, France
Paris-Saclay University
Contact: Romain Di Vozzo

Le Textile Lab, Lyon, France
Contact: Pauline Gamore

Fablab ULB + Green Fabric
Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Contacts: Denis Terwagne, Valentine Fruchart

Basque Design Center, Bilbao, Spain
Contact: Adele Orcajada

Fab Lab Lisboa, Portugal
Contact: Rafael Calado

Curiosibot Lab, Valencia, Spain
Contact: Alayna Hughes

ViNN:Lab, Wildau, Germany
Technische Hochschule Wildau,
Contact: Eva Ismer

Fab Lab Leon, Spain
Contact: Nuria Robles

Fondazione Mondo Digitale, Rome, Italy
Contact: Matteo Viscogliosi

Onl'fait, Geneva, Switzerland
Contact: Cristina Olivotto

Fab Lab Zagreb, Croatia
Contact: Roberto Vdović

Aegean Idea Lab, Paros, Greece
Contact: Kathy Sinclair

North America

Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE Lab, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
Contact: Bali Abhishek

Echofab Fab Lab Montreal, Canada
Contact: Monique Chartrand

Fab Lab Yucatan, Mexico
Contact: Oscar Díaz

Fab Lab Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Contact: Trinidad Gomez

South America

Fab Lab ZOI, Quito, Ecuador
Contact: Roberto Gallo

Fab Lab Esan, Lima, Peru
Contact: Carlos Silva

Fab Lab MVD, Montevideo, Uruguay
Contact: Maite Sosa

Ceyborg, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Contact: Eliana Guzmán

Ellora Ateliê, São Paulo, Brazil
Contact: Angela Barbour


Fab lab O Shanghai, China
Tongji University, Shanghai
Contact: Saverio Silli

Fab Lab Kamakura, Japan
Contact: Jun Kawahara

Fab Lab Kerala | Kerala Startup Mission, Kochi, India
Contact: Nadeem Ahmed

Fab Lab Vigyan Ashram, Maharashtra, India
Pune, India

FabLab Chandigarh | Zios Makerspace, India
Contact: Nishtha Kaushik

Middle East

Fab Lab Bahrain, Manama, Bahrain
Contact: Salman Aloraibi

Fab Lab Irbid, Jordan
Contact: Nadine Hasan Abu Tuhaimer

Techworks, Amman, Jordan
Contact: Ismail Hakki

Scale7, Doha, Qatar
Contact: Tasnim Hussain