Congratulations to EaPConnect project partner IIAP NAS RA – the Institute for Informatics and Automation Problems of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia – which has been selected as a new ‘FabSpace’. A welcome event for new FabSpace representatives and an inaugural workshop were held in Warsaw, Poland, on 30 January and 7 February 2018 respectively.

The FabSpace 2.0 project aims to make universities open innovation centres for their region and improve their contribution to the socio-economic and environmental performance of societies. To achieve these general objectives, FabSpace 2.0 concentrates on one research area with high expected socio-economic impact: data-driven innovation, with a particular attention to Earth observation data.

At the start of 2018, FabSpace 2.0 announced its expansion with 14 new FabSpaces worldwide, with our Armenian partner among them.