A new Solidarity FabLab in Paris!

The solidarity FabLab in the Python Duvernois neighbourhood (20th arrondissement of Paris) opened its doors on 21 February. The FabLab will offer disadvantaged young Parisians free access to digital training, opening up access to the careers of tomorrow and building their confidence in a better future.

openning FabLab Solidarity Simplon
Opening this space alongside Christine Albanel and Brigitte Audy, (respectively Vice President and Secretary General of the Orange Foundation), Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, demonstrated her commitment to investing massively in the digital revolution, the fourth industrial revolution.


1,000 young people to receive training in this solidarity FabLab in the 20th arrondissement

This new Solidarity FabLab, known as Simplon Lab, will offer training to disadvantaged 16 to 25 year olds, while strengthening social ties in this working-class neighbourhood in the 20th arrondissement of Paris. In the long term, the FabLab aims to involve around 1,000 young people in digital production workshops. The young people will learn about 3D printing, laser cutting and making connected objects.

A 110 m2 Solidarity FabLab in an innovation hub

This new 110 m2 Solidarity Fablab is located in Fabrique Simplon.co, an innovation hub devoted to creating career opportunities and setting up companies locally. Indeed, alongside the Solidarity FabLab, visitors will find a space which offers coding workshops and a space dedicated to public events and debates. This innovation hub is also backed by the Mayor of Paris. It has been designed to provide training and support in the context of changes brought about by the digital revolution.

 FabLab Solidarity Simplon Anne Hidalgo
FabLab Solidarity Simplon Embroidery machine digital
FabLab Solidarity Simplon Christine Albanel


Working for the future of young people

For the past two years, our Solidarity FabLabs have offered young people without qualifications access to digital training. They are present in eleven countries throughout Europe and Africa and bear witness to our commitment to acting to improve future prospects for young people. We want to give people the chance to fully embrace the opportunities offered by new technologies and digital production.


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