OPO'Lab is a multidisciplinary center and the first FabLab in Portugal dedicated to think and explore the creative use of new technologies in architecture, engineering, design and other artistic fields, by promoting research, education and cultural activities. Since its founding year, 2010, the OPO-LAB has contributed to the development and realization of projects proposed by countless creative minds that challenge the limits.
This project assumes therefore a key strategic role in the context in which it operates, to establish important partnerships with other social actors such as public authorities, schools and associations, cultural and scientific advancement.
Ideas aren't just dreams, at OPO'Lab they become a reality!
To sensitize the general population to the benefits of the use of digital technologies and help them materialize their ideas into locally produced products boosting the local economy
Design, Making, Digital Fabrication, Architecture and Engineering
Start up's, Makers, Students, Freelancers (all areas), Companies, Universities and Public in general
A Fab Lab (or fabrication laboratory) is a small-scale workshop for personal digital fabrication, equipped with an array of flexible computer controlled tools such as 3D Printers, CNC, Laser Cutters and various materials, with the aim to make “almost anything”.
A Fab Lab is a technical prototyping platform for education, innovation and invention providing a stimulus to the local entrepreneurs and it's citizens. To be a Fab Lab means connecting to a global community of learners, educators, technologists, researchers, makers and innovators- -a knowledge sharing network that spans 50 countries and 24 time zones. Because all Fab Labs share common tools and processes, the program is building a global network, a distributed laboratory for research and invention.
RENTAL OF MACHINES
FORMATION | WORKSHOPS
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
With capacity for up to 40 simultaneous users, this space includes infrastructure able to give support to the development of any activity.
Tables can be rented from 1 day until the entire month.
COWORK SPACE RENTAL
MEETING AND WORKSHOPS ROOM
To host lectures and public presentations, flexible space with large screen and projector.
To host any kind of exhibition, festivals, openings or others.
PRODUCTION OF OWN EVENTS
PRODUCTION OF EXTERNAL EVENTS
HOST OF EXTERNAL EVENTS
The view to establishing international partnerships, there is a residency program that allows short to accommodate up to eight guests in your homesimultaneously. Housed in the same building this guest-house provides a unique experience to establish a close link between the space to live, work and show.
where residents and general public can join and develop work in progress.