The main role of Innovation Hub Tirana is to help companies or individuals to create and develop ideas and project initiatives. The aim is to promote socio-economic development and competitiveness through innovation. Innovation Hub Tirana is a centre of innovation and knowledge creation, combining local knowledge with global scales. The environment has an area of 800 m2.
The Tech Shop will permit people of all skill levels to use industrial tools and equipment to build their own projects, offering safety and basic usage training on all the tools and equipment and on various other topics. It will provide its members with the necessary tools: woodworking, electronics, CNC machines, 3D printers, 3D scanners, welding stations, etc, so that they can construct prototypes and products.
The Hacker Space objectives are to gather in a venue a group of people with common interests in computing or technology, in order to collaborate on projects, share programming knowledge and discuss technology. It will be a community-operated workspace where computer enthusiasts can meet, socialize and collaborate and share their common interests, often in computers, machining, technology, science, digital art or electronic art.
Fabrication Lab (Fab-Lab)
The Fabrication Lab, also called Fab-Lab, is an open access space and community resource where anybody can invent and make just about anything.
The Fab-Lab is a small-scale workshop offering digital fabrication. It’s an open access and community resource where anybody can invent and make just about anything. It is an evolving array of flexible computer controlled machines that allow you to invent, make and share. It will offer a creative space for budding product designers and entrepreneurs to test out their ideas and bring them to life.
At the Fab-Lab you will find tools and sectors such as: wood shop, textiles department, 3D and CNC technology. The laboratory would have a Paper or Vinyl Cutter for cutting vinyl, paint mask, reflective vinyl, twill, heat transfers and more, making designing and cutting an easy task to create original designs to be used for a variety of graphics applications such as signs, banners, print and cut decals, apparel decoration, and other two-dimensional projects.
The textiles department will provide a computerized sewing machine for embellishing virtually everything, from clothing to home décor items, and for creating unique quilt designs. The machine should be equipped with a large back-lit LCD screen which enables computerized stitch selection and a unique flip-stitch guide, offering alphanumeric stitches for lettering or basic monogramming.
The wood department should present a small saw (approximately to 10”) with stand, for cutting a range of tough materials, especially woods. It would allow performing a wide variety of woodworking operations. The portable table saw should have an approximate blade diameter of 10”, with a depth cut of 3-1/4″ and a motor of 120V @60 Hz with 5000 RPM (no load speed).
Open Design City
Open Design City consists in the development of physical products, machines and systems through use of publicly shared design information. Open design involves the making of both free and open-source software (FOSS) as well as open-source hardware (OSH) and the processes are facilitated by electronic and ICT equipment, Arduino boards, Raspberry Pi, etc.
The Hardware Lab will offer video conferencing facilities for professional audio and video conference calls, computers or tablets equipped with Wi-Fi internet access, network printer installed for use by users, etc
Junior Innovator Club
The Junior Innovator Club is an entrepreneurship initiative which purpose is to stimulate an entrepreneurial mindset and life skills among youths. The initiative includes workshop, open discussions and other intensive activities to ensure students take the most away from the experience.