There are a growing number of spaces where you can meet fellow hardware innovators and make things. Incubators, fab-labs, co-working centers and maker spaces. In collaboration with the Ananse Group we have curated a map of these spaces.
The Ananse Group would like to thank their supporters and mapping partners at:
Hackerspace/Makerspace: publicly accessible community workshop with a variety of tools, often run by a community.
Fab Lab: publicly accessible community workshop with a specific set of digital fabrication tools that allows you to “make (almost) anything,” must be registered with the official Fab Lab network
T = Tech Hub: community center and/or co-working space with a focus on software
Business Incubator: center for assisting entrepreneurs in launching and growing new businesses, which may or may not have tools
Appropriate / Rural Technology Facility: community workshop with a focus on practical mechanical technologies, generally related to agriculture, construction, and/or auto-mechanics
Distributed Network or Event: a virtual community or occasional meet-up that shares the values of innovation spaces, but lacks a permanent physical location