About K-LAB Foundation
“A perfect program for aspiring entrepreneurs with physical and educational tools to think and make”
By introducing Fab Lab Seoul’s successful initiative in digital fabrication to developing countries and further develop it,TIDE is looking forward to building and operating a sustainable digital fabrication lab environment in the University of Technology in Yangon, Myanmar. Starting with Myanmar, we expect to spread out the K-Lab model to other developing countries desiring the foundation of digital fabrication and the maker movement.
The details about the K-Lab Program are as follows:
► Building K-Lab (digital fabrication lab)
► Running maker-related educational programs
► Running contests for future entrepreneurs (Make-A-Thon and Startup Springboard)
► Supporting relevant Myanmar students’ internship in South Korea
► Inviting relevant local authorities to South Korea
TIDE & FabLab Seoul
“A collaborative hardware startup ecosystem that encompasses business support and maker experience roles.”
Founded in 2011, TIDE Institute has ever since supported competitive hardware startup companies. TIDE has since created and has run a digital fabrication lab equipped with 3D printers, laser cutters, and CNC routers called Fab Lab Seoul. Initiated in 2013 as the first of its kind in South Korea,Fab Lab Seoul has collaborated with TIDE for TIDE’s multi-layered programs for tech entrepreneurs, from workshops and mentorship programs to legal and business-related consulting. In addition, TIDE has also hosted various startup-related events such as Startup Springboard that offers lectures from leading entrepreneurs and mentorship by experts from various fields of businesses.
Korea Engineers Alliance (KEA)
Korea Engineers Alliance is a participating organization of the K-Lab Program. KEA provides assistance in administration invitational seminar, and mentorship/internship for Myanmar students.