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Orange Jordan, EU announce new FabLab at Hashemite University

By JT - Aug 13,2022 - Last updated at Aug 13,2022

AMMAN — Orange Jordan recently signed an agreement with the Hashemite University to launch an “Orange FabLab” at the university’s faculty of engineering as part of “Innovation Space”, a three-year project co-funded by the EU’s “Innovation for Enterprise Growth and Jobs” programme aiming to promote digital empowerment and innovation culture on a wider scale.

The project hosts free digital programmes, giving the youth the opportunity to benefit from training in in-demand digital skills to enhance their employability and support them in launching their own projects, according to a statement from Orange Jordan.

Under the agreement, the Orange FabLab at the Hashemite University will provide comprehensive training in digital fabrication skills, tools, and machinery to enable participants to create prototypes and benefit from 3D printing technologies, laser cutting and CNC machines.

Orange Jordan, in the statement, affirmed its keenness to extend its free digital programs to cover the Kingdom at large, as the number of certificates granted by the “Innovation Space” project has already reached 20,000.

The EU-funded “Innovation Space” project supports the expansion of Orange Jordan’s digital programmes to include nine Community Digital Centres, five new coding academies, five FabLabs, eight start-up accelerators and incubators, in addition to an “Innovation Hub” at the Orange Digital Village in Amman, the statement said.

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