Bilbao – AS Fabrik

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Country Spain
City Bilbao
Name AS-Fabrik
Date 2017
Description AS-FABRIK aims to shape a collaborative pilot Ecosystem for current or future workers of the KIBS sector (university students, entrepreneurs and professionals) so they can acquire the needed skills to attend the future demands of the manufacturing industry sector related with their digital transformation process.

As- Fabrik is structured around five pillars:

  • New education programs for university students, entrepreneurs and professionals addressing the new challenges of the industry 4.0 and the digital economy.
  • Networking actions among the main Stakeholders (local policy makers and policy experts, universities, entrepreneurs, KIBS companies and industrial sector) to ensure a good match between demand and supply, supported by tailored IT tools.
  • Definition of new business models that cover the industry demands and specialized start-ups launching support.
  • Minimum Viable Product (MVP) test Fab Lab for the market validation of new products/services.
  • Physical and virtual Infrastructure to host the above mentioned items

These actions will position Bilbao as a specialized territory in the development of the Digital Economy and its firms as internationally first level suppliers of the manufacturing industry

Urban Co-Governance Moderate
Enabling State Moderate
Pooling Weak
Experimentalism Weak
Tech Justice Strong
References, sources, contact person(s)

Contact :
Jordán Guardo Vazquez
Mayoral Advisor
Willem Van Winden
UIA expert


Project Details

Added: 8.06.18