Education is at the heart of Fab Lab Manchester and as such, it provides a unique environment to foster learning and build creativity.

As the birthplace of new and innovative designs and products, Fab Lab is an ideal setting for teambuilding, exploring innovation, creativity techniques and problem solving learn. Education and training courses include:

Leading innovation

How to create an environment for innovation to flourish within a team or business. Download the course outline.

Creative teambuilding

A unique approach to understanding how to build creativity within teams. Download the course outline.

Practical problem solving

How to increase the speed and effectiveness of problem-solving using key techniques and processes. Email us for further information.

Fab Academy

A Diploma-level programme where inventors and entrepreneurs can design and make various products, taught via video link by world-renowned scientist and Fab Lab founder Professor Neil Gershenfeld. Download the course outline.

Young Fab Academy: Summer 2013

If you're aged between 11 and 16 you can get involved in our Young Fab Academy, a programme where you can learn how to use digital technology to design, build and invent the products of the future as well as develop important career skills. Find out more about this summers activities.

Peoples' Fab Academy

Designed to help you become an expert in using the equipment at Fab Lab Manchester, whether it’s laser and vinyl cutting, designing and creating 3D models, CNC milling or electronics. Free to volunteers of Fab Lab Manchester. Find out more.


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  • Alison Bowcott, MD, Bo-Concepts Ltd

    "The Leading Innovation course was fun and inspirational. Importantly, it enabled us to take away some great principles to help us focus on innovative ways of working, helping to reduce time, save costs and generate revenue."

  • Lynn Dobson, Health & Safety Advisor, International Nuclear Services

    "We were seeking expertise in innovation and a suitable environment to encourage teams to work together. Fab Lab fit the bill, offering a unique and interesting space to stimulate creative thinking. As a result, we've benefited greatly from Fab Lab's innovation training and support."