Co-create a better world

The conference theme this year is “Co-create a better world”. We have selected this theme to emphasize a refreshing conference experience whereby international participants are given opportunities, by design, to co-create solutions with local makers and organizations that seek to make an impact. To do so, the organizer will enable international and local participants to team up and work together, over a period of 3 days. Teams will brainstorm and prototype hands-on solutions that address a challenge in the local context or improve upon an existing solution. A pop-up fablab will be set up to serve this purpose.

Substainable Development Goals

Invited Speakers

Dr.Yogesh Kulkarni is engaged in development of appropriate technology solutions. He is training rural youth and helping them to start technology based enterprise in villages. He is heading the design innovation center at Vigyan Ashram in association with Saviribai Phule Pune University.

Yogesh Kulkarni

Executive Director at Vigyan Ashram, Pabal

Ph.D in Educational Communication

Youka Watanabe is a Director of FabLab Kamakura, and Visiting Researcher at Keio University. Youka graduated from Tama Art University Department of Environmental Design and worked in city planning office before joining FabLab Japan. In 2011, she co-founded FabLab Kamakura. In 2011, she formally established the organization as GLOBAL STEM LEARNING ASSOCIATION, JAPAN in 2015 and held FabLearn Asia conference in the same year, with the hope of building a creative learning environment for the 21st century.

Youka Watanabe

Director of FabLab Kamakura

Ted founded Fablab Taipei, Taiwan's very first Fablab, with the goal to create a paradadise for makers of Taiwan in 2013. He is also the director of Taiwan Makers Association, a community based non profit organization promoting maker culture.

Ted Hung

Founder FabLab Taipei, Taiwan

M.Arch (Southern California Institute of Architecture)

Yutaka is a Design Researcher at Keio University and CEO of a Japan-based startup which have developed 3D-printed prosthetics and orthotics (e.g. prosthetic legs) and related digitalized solutions including manufacturing equipment and process. The company provides super-low- cost and reliable-quality prosthetic legs for those in developing countries. He also started Fablab Bohol in 2013 to promote creative manufacturing industries in Bohol island, Philippines.

Yutaka Tokushima

CEO Instalimb, LLC.

Founder FabLab Bohol, Philippines

Loay is a Jordanian leading social entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of working in tech & social Innovation field. He currently works at Luminus Group as Head of Innovation where they founded Jordan's first Fabrication Lab (Fab Lab Irbid), Jordan's First Hardware Incubator (Shamal Start) and an upcoming Venture Capital Fund; Luminus Ventures for hardware tech & manufacturing investments

Loay Malahmeh

Head of Innovation at Luminus Group

Charles is extensively involved in establishing Fablabs all throughout the country and supports the Philippine Fablab Community. He started his career in Department of Trade and Industry when the first Fablab in the Philippines opened in Bohol and continued the initiative together with Fablab - University of the Philippines, Cebu as a Senior Business Counsellor. He works in the City Plastic Upcycling Project under JICA-Keio University focusing on women economic empowerment and waste management as part of creating Tagbilaran City a model city for innovation.

Charles Vincent Barrete

Chief Industrial Designer PRP4IWI - Keio University

Mr. Hoang Mai Han is an entrepreneur and currently the CEO at THE BIM FACTORY and THE FAB FACTORY – an industry-leading BIM consultancy company and an integrated building company, respectively, located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Han Hoang



Lit Liao, founder of Litchee Lab, passionate advocator of makerEd as a new way to teach. She launched Litchee Lab in 2014 to explore how maker culture can benefit local community. Litchee Lab believes everyone is creative, and provides a curriculum combining design thinking, fab academy and local insight to help students master the skill to transform their ideas into reality. So far Litchee Lab has been partnered up with more than 50 schools, universities and museums locally and internationally to integrate maker spirit into teaching activities.

Lit Liao

Founder of Litchee Lab

Takasu takes us on a journey to his homeland of Japan and their exciting ways of using technology, design and science. He is the most experienced person of Maker Faire in Asia. He is also connected all around Makers, even in Asia and Japan. Supporting Maker Faire Shenzhen/Singapore. His book ECOSYSTEM BY MAKERS is well known in Japan.

Takasu Masakazu

Editor of ニコ技深圳コミュニティ Nico-Tech Shenzhen, Nico-Tech Shenzhen Community

Archie Lemuel Clark Velasco is the Manager of the first FAB LAB in Southern Philippines, FAB LAB Mindanao. He is a co-founder of WebForest Digital Solutions, a Mindanao based software development firm and also co-founded startups which won the Philippine Startup Challenge, not just once but twice along with an IOT startup which represented the Philippines in the first ASEAN Makerthon organized by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Archie Lemuel Clark Velasco

FabLab Manager at FAB LAB Mindanao

Co-founder of WebForest Digital Solutions

Jeremy Brun is a returned Australian Volunteer for International Development who worked with Fablab UP Cebu and the Department of Trade and Industry - Cebu provincial office. Jeremy was born in Australia but raised in France where he got his electrical engineer degree. He continued his education in Wollongong, Australia, where he receive a Master of Engineering Studies and a Ph.D. in Telecommunications.

Jeremy Brun

Technical Consultant @ Fablab UP Cebu



19:00 - 21:00 Welcome party with snack and drinks
9:00 - 9:10 Remark by Guest of Honor Ms. Trần Thị Thu Hương, Director of IPP2
9:10 - 9:20 Remark by Guest of Honor Mr. Huỳnh Kim Tước, Director of SIHUB
9:20 - 9:25 Message from mysterious guests
9:25 - 9:30 Introduction of conference theme and program by Mai Nguyen
9:30 - 9:37 Lab Review #1 FabLab Saigon
9:37 - 9:45 Lab Review #2 FabLab Hanoi
9:45 - 9:52 Lab Review #3 FabLab Danang
9:52 - 10:00 Lab Review #4 Maker Hanoi
10:00 - 10:15 Musical performance
10:15 - 10:30 Tea-break
10:30 - 10:45 Additional Topic Talk
Fabricating Housing for Vietnam
by Mr. Han Hoang, CEO of The Bim Factory and Co-founder of The Fab Factory
10:45 - 11:15 Topic Talk #1
Vigyan Ashram experiences : Achieving SDG vision through Fab action!
by Dr. Yogesh Kulkarni, Director of Vigyan Ashram
plus Q&A
11:15 - 11:45 Topic Talk #2
Open Education Design
by Ms. Youka Wantanabe, Director of FabLab Kamakura
plus Q&A
11:45 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 15:00 Co-creation

Workshop #1
Coffee verified : Citizen Science for Food Safety
by Sean Boyce

Workshop #2
Open-source technologies and how students can self-learn to prepare for Industry 4.0
by Le Ngoc Tuan
15:00 - 15:15 Tea-break
15:15 - 17:00 Co-Creation
19:00 - 21:00 FabCook Dinner
9:00 - 9:15 Additional Topic Talk
The successes and challenges of implementing small scale plastic recycling machines in a Filipino Fablab
by Dr. Jeremy Brun, Technical and Development Consultant at Fablab UP Cebu
9:15 - 9:22 Lab Review #2 FabLab Mindanao
9:22 - 9:30 Lab Review #3 FabLab Bohol
9:30 - 9:37 Lab Review #4 Seoul Innovation Lab
9:37 - 9:45 Lab Review #5 AKGEC
9:45 - 9:52 Lab Review #6 Maker Hanoi
9:52 - 10:00 Lab Review #7 FabLab Tainan
10:00 - 10:15 Save Son Doong Talk
10:15 - 10:30 Tea-break
10:30 - 10:45 Additional Topic Talk
Suggested management practices for FabLabs
by Mr. Archie Velasco, FabLab Manager of FAB LAB Mindanao
10:45 - 11:00 Additional Topic Talk
Makers Go Pro
by Mr. Takasu Masakazu
11:00 - 11:30 Topic Talk #3
How to increase students social participation with STEAM
by Ms. Lit Liao, Co-founder of Litchee Lab
plus Q&A

Save Son Dong VR
11:30 - 12:00 Topic Talk #4
Generative x Empathetic Design: A Supplemental Combination in the Context of SDG
by Mr. Charles Vincent Barrete, Chief Industrial Designer PRP4IWI - Keio University
plus Q&A

Save Son Dong VR
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 15:00 Co-creation

Workshop #3
by Hyun Park

Workshop #4
Creative Cardboard Sculpture
by Bob Chen

Maker Challenge

VR Experience by Save Son Doong
15:00 - 15:15 Tea-break
15:15 - 17:00 Co-Creation

VR Experience by Save Son Doong (ends at 4pm)
Screen reader support enabled

Workshop #5
Bio-art and Immune System
by Erik Zepka
19:00 - 21:00 FabCook Dinner
9:00 - 9:15 Additional Topic Talk
FabCity - How the fablab culture participate to fabricate cities?
by Mr. Minh Man, a member of organizer of FAB14, France
9:15 - 9:22 Lab Review #11 FabLab Hamamatsu
9:22 - 9:30 Lab Review #12 FabLab Oita
9:30 - 9:37 Lab Review (TBC)
9:37 - 9:45 Lab Review (TBC)
9:45 - 9:52 Lab Review (TBC)
9:52 - 10:00 Lab Review (TBC)
10:00 - 10:15 Additional Topic Talk
Importance of FabLabs from government point of view
by Nannette Arbon
10:15 - 10:30 Tea-break
10:30 - 10:45 Additional Topic Talk
A Culture of Volunteerism for Asian FabLabs
by Mr. Gideon Emmanuel Chiu, Fab Lab Mindanao
10:45 - 11:00 Additional Topic Talk
Plastic recycling for Low-income women
by Ms. Chihiro, Japan
11:00 - 11:30 Topic Talk #5
3D-printed Prosthetics
by Mr. Yutaka, CEO Instalimb, LLC.
11:30 - 12:00 Topic Talk #6
Building a FabLab in a conflict region
by Mr. Loay Malahmeh, Head of Innovation at Luminus Group
plus Q&A
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 15:00 Co-creation

Workshop #5
IoT with MESH kit
by Ms. Youka Wantanabe

Workshop #6
How to make machine learning application with Arduino
by Shohei Aoki
15:00 - 15:15 Tea-break
15:15 - 17:00 Co-Creation
19:00 - 21:00 FabCook Dinner
9:00 - 12:00 Demo day and maker exchange
19:00 - 21:00 Dinner & City by night
9:00 - 21:00 City tour


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