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France, Education, 2018

FabLab Escape: The game to discover prototyping tools

20th August 2019

Students-entrepreneurs play the game and learn how to prototype their business ideas

Grenoble E-lab and the Starter Lab Network of EIT Health, in collaboration with Prismatik, FabMSTIC and Charlie Carpene Conseil, has created a new type of Escape Game: the FabLab Escape where participants learn how to use fablab prototyping tools while playing together, in teams of three to five people.

In this scenario, Dr. Magic has to perform a complex heart surgery but his Medibot, a robotic surgeon, has an issue and needs to be repaired. Participants have one hour to fix Medibot to save the patient’s life.

Pictured: Université Grenoble Alpes communication team discovered the FabLab Escape and repaired Medibot in 53 minutes, saving the patient’s life!

Two days were devoted to playing FabLab Escape at the FabMSTIC, next to Pepite oZer where Grenoble Elab accompanies students-entrepreneurs in their business creation.

On 19 September and 26 October, 21 students, seven faculty members and three health professionals played the FabLab Escape. Comments on the game were: « It was awesome ! Thanks a lot », « Very interesting, thanks ! », « Top ! », « Perfect ! Thanks a lot », « I had a great time and discovered some machines. Very satisfied »

The success of the FabLab Escape is such that we are now opening another day on 5 December (register here), and will keep organising these days in 2019. Students-entrepreneurs who played the game are now familiarised with fablab tools and we will evaluate to which extent this game has increased their prototyping activity and the use of these tools to develop their own entrepreneurial projects for health and healthy aging innovations.
Watch the FabLab Escape Presentation below:

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