Boiling Point of Tomsk Polytechnic University will house FabLab (fabrication laboratory) for students to fabricate and test the prototypes of their startups before entering the market.
TPU became one of the 12 Russian universities that concurrently open the first co-working spaces for representatives of education, science, business, and authorities.
Director of School of Engineering Entrepreneurship Stepan Khachin says:
‘FabLab will logically complete the cycle of introducing a student startup to the market. I call the concept of our Business Incubator as From Heaven Down To Earth. Thus, the space on the third floor is designed to generate ideas for entrepreneurial projects and engineering solutions. The second floor is designed to ‘pack up’ and accelerate projects whereas the first floor will make it possible to fabricate the prototypes of new products to test them on the market.’
FabLab will provide equipment for prototyping as well as addressing issues of Digital Economy including neuromarketing. FabLab will be located on the first floor of TPU Business Incubator (51 Belinskogo St.).
The establishment of FabLab will enable TPU Boiling Point to successfully implement a lot of objectives including the creation of open space for creative and efficient work, the transfer of entrepreneurial competencies to ensure quality training of high-potential staff for the Russian economy and many others.