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Fuselab

Fuselab is an out of this world experience for 16-20 year olds which invites participants to plan the future of an as yet uninhabited world. The programme challenges thinking through workshops, skills sessions, talks and games; where participants collaborate to design, prototype and test ideas.

By giving participants direct experience of problem solving and creative thinking, as well as introducing them to a variety of guest speakers and industry professionals, we aim to equip them with some of the knowledge, skills, networks and confidence that will help them thrive in a fast-moving future.

The initial Fuselab pioneers graduated in July 2013 after completing one of two four day residential courses which ran at Summerhall from 1-4 July and 5-8 July. Over the course of these sessions, 80 innovative and creative young minds – scientists, artists and engineers – were challenged to come up with innovations which could aid the development of a sustainable way of life, free from the constraints of the systems and structures we live by here on Earth. See more information on some of the innovations they came up with here.

There's a video from Fuselab on YouTube. A selection of images from the project are available in our Fuselab Gallery and on our Pinterest page and some of the associated online and social media content is collated on Storify.

We are going to develop touring version of the programme – Fuselab Go – which will go on the road next spring, further details on this to follow shortly.

Developed with support from the Scottish Government's Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund

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This initiative is ERDF funded through the Interreg IVB NWE programme’s  Open Innovation Project - working with business, academia and communities from North West Europe to promote collaborative approaches to innovation www.openinnovationproject.eu

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