Federal Institute of Science and Technology (FISAT) has started a mini fabrication laboratory (will be called FabLab hereafter) with the support of A P J Abdul Kalam Technological University and Kerala start up mission (KSUM) in the college campus. FISAT Fablab will function as an auxiliary body of FISAT Science and Technology Park and Research Centre. A Fabrication Laboratory (FabLab) is a technical prototyping platform for innovation and invention which aims at providing stimulus for students and serves as a platform for learning and innovation. It is a small scale workshop offering digital fabrication which empowers the students and other users to create smart devices for themselves which can be tailored to local or personal needs. The FabLab also becomes a medium for connecting to a global community of learners, educators, technologists, researchers and innovators – essentially becoming a self-sustaining global knowledge sharing network.
FISAT has setup a fully fledged facility called federal labz for incubating start-ups inside the campus. It is a fully air-conditioned space with all modern amenities required for the functioning of a start-up company. The centre plays a catalytic role in promoting indigenous technology development and carrying out research activities at low cost. The potential technology aspirers and entrepreneurs with innovative ideas are nurtured through different phases of growth until their research takes off to a maturity level where it becomes a viable venture. The cutting edge facilities provided in the Institute, and the expertise offered by faculty who are experienced in their specialised areas, help the aspirants to implement their idea.