ISAT U – DTI FabLab grabbed first place and was consequently declared as the people’s choice awardee in the recently concluded “Fabsiklaban: Fabricating the New Normal”, held last January 7 – 9, 2021.

The national competition sponsored by the Department of Trade and Industry and DOST’s Advance Manufacturing Center (AMCEN) featured thirteen (13) participating fabrication laboratories in the country, with each one showcasing their various responses and innovations during this pandemic through a 5- minute video.

ISAT U – DTI FabLab was first place in the COVID-19 Response Innovations category which is a recognition of its relevant and innovative products as contributions to health workers, front liners, LGU’s and other institutions. It was also hailed as the “People’s Choice” from among the contestants which clearly shows the support of the public at large.

The other participating FabLabs include, UP Cebu, UP Los Banos, Cebu Technological University – Tuburan, USeP DigiHub, CTU – Danao, Fablab BISCAST, Fablab Bohol, Fablab Bicol, Fablab DHVTSU, Fablab JHCSC, St. Louis University and Fablab Siquijor State College.