Mr. Peter Troxler (HE from the Netherlands)

General presentation

  • Host entrepreneur and company name: Peter Troxler, Square One Dr Peter Troxler, the Netherlands
  • HE's area of business: Social economy/responsible entrepreneurship/CSR
  • New entrepreneur and company name: Mario Francese, Italy
  • NE's area of business: Furniture, domestic appliances and cleaning products
  • Business relationship: period 01.09.2014 - 31.10.2014 (2 months duration)

Objectives:

  • The NE will acquire the necessary skills to develop an independent and profitable business model in the emergent world of the co-production and digital fabrication. Particular attention will be paid to the integration of NE's expertise with the FabLab reality.
  • The HE will benefit from NE's fresh and innovative ideas, trying to develop new projects and products together also studying the both side market of origin

Short story

New entrepreneur Mario Francese, an architect from Napoli, Italia, wants to develop and establish a public Fab Lab (fabrication laboratory) in his home town. To do so, he wants to learn the necessary skills to develop an independent and profitable business model in the emergent world of the co-production and digital fabrication. He is working with Peter Troxler who is known as one of the masterminds of Fab Labs in Europe and a highly sought  expert for conferences and publications to benefit from his unique expertise with the FabLab reality.

Mario:
"During my stay in the Netherlands, I'll be going to observe and interact with the Makers, their activities and philosophy that gave birth to the FabLab concept in the Netherlands. I will actively take part in the host's activities, mainly focusing on business model development of successful FabLab realities. And while doing business is important, the FabLab reality is even more about community, sharing projects and learning from other people. This can only be experienced first hand."