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Source: Japan International Cooperation Agency

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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.

[Basic project information]
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
Target region Phuentsholing
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.

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