Recently, Fablab Bhutan team was invited to the College of Science and Technology, Royal University of Bhutan for hands-on-workshop and presentation 0n’ “Fabricating Bhutan”, where we presented our perspective on the future of manufacturing and fabrication. We talked about how rapid changes— already in progress—will dramatically impact the existing Bhutanese industry, bringing both risks and opportunities.
As innovation takes place in this era, traditional industry silos are disappearing. There is an immense wave of creativity happening today in Bhutan. Fablab Bhutan has been striving for last two years to provide the right platform to our fellow citizens, enabling them to break down these silos and deliver experiences that can transform our Bhutanese industries. As Tsewang Lhundup stated – companies no longer need to organize themselves in a traditional fashion to innovate; instead, they are developing all kinds of innovative vehicles or even drones, flying cars and crazy transportation pods.
The acceleration of research and the rapid pace of the development of new technology make the future look closer to tomorrow than two to five years or even ten years out. The speed of development remains a major constraint on innovation, The way we design, validate and manufacture is being reinvented. There is no doubt that this approach and others such as additive manufacturing (3D printing), will soon generate a complete disruption in the Bhutanese value chain.