Fab Lab Iași has started setting-up its second co-working location in Iași, in partnership with BCR and Modex. Located on the 7th floor of the Romanian Commercial Bank (BCR) building, Podu Roș area, this new space covers 250 sqm.
“Three years ago, in partnership with ‘Gheorghe Asachi’ Technical University Iasi, we started working on the first space in Iași affiliated to the international #FabLab co-working and maker space network. Since then, our team has managed to bring the tech and creative communities from the region under one roof. With this second location, we are continuing, together with our partners from BCR and Modex, to position #FabLabIasi as an active hub in the region,” commented Dan Zaharia, Fab Lab Iași Manager.
“The BCR-InnovX accelerator has helped us to become more agile, to learn how to digitize certain processes faster, and to be open to partnerships with start-ups. We strongly believe that in such periods of the economic crisis we have to increase the number of partnerships that can stimulate innovation for tech entrepreneurs. We’ve joined forces with Modex, alumni of the accelerator’s first group, and the Fab Lab Iași team, which hosts the BCR-InnovX incubator, in a project dedicated to the Iași IT community where we see a lot of growth potential in the coming years,” said Ionuț Stanimir, BCR Marketing Director and BCR-InnovX co-founder.
“Modex is a global company founded by Romanians. For a tech company like ours, we think that we have a real social responsibility to offer something back to the society that shaped us, hence we are continuing to invest in education for young people and students, but also in the growth of the entrepreneurial community. We were glad to receive an invite from our partners Fab Lab and BCR to join them and contribute to developing the new tech hub in Iași. Despite the crisis the world is currently facing, Modex wishes to convey a message of solidarity, hope, and faith in humanity and opening this co-working space when social distancing is a must represents another educational commitment we are making to the tech and entrepreneurial communities in Iași. Moreover, Fab Lab BCR powered by Modex becomes the first step towards the regional expansion of Modex,” said Alin Iftemi, Head of Business & Co-founder Modex.
“As it was the case with the first location, the FabLab project captures back and revitalizes the memory of the place it occupies, in a paradigm where the past and the future are experienced together. That space is saved and refreshed with precise and simple interventions that are true to the place’s history,” said Alexandra Berdan, A+Noima architect.