Impact Labs by the Reut Group at WeWork, a first-of-its-kind hardware innovation center, has opened at WeWork HaZerem co-working space in Tel Aviv to give entrepreneurs, companies and social innovators access to state-of-the-art hardware and design tools for developing impactful physical products.
Available at the 1,000-square-meter Impact Labs are IoT and electronics labs, laser cutters, high-end 3D printers, photography and 3D scanning, metal, wood and fabrics labs, robotics and more. Members will be encouraged to collaborate, teach and learn from one another.
“Impact Labs and the collaboration with WeWork is a real game-changer for the local product development and innovation communities and we look forward to welcoming creators from across the country and around the world by helping them create real Impact,” said Sefi Attias, director of Impact Labs.
Members will receive WeWork membership, connecting them to WeWork’s global network of creators and entrepreneurs as well as providing access to co-working space, meeting rooms and social-networking opportunities.
Partners from the local technology community will assist Impact Lab members in building relationships with key industry players and involving them in acceleration programs, corporate hackathons, meetups, competitions and mentoring opportunities. Impact Labs is also partnering with venture capital firms and investors to help first-time entrepreneurs.
The Reut Group is a nonpartisan nonprofit focused on creating and scaling effective models to tackle challenges facing Israel and the Jewish people, while making a significant and distinct contribution to humanity.
Reut Group’s TOM: Tikkun Olam Makers (a global movement connecting people with disabilities and the elderly with makers, designers, developers and engineers to develop solutions for them) and XLN training centers for makers are sharing the Impact Labs space.