"We want all of our students to have learning opportunities where they can create and solve problems using different materials and technologies," said San Francisco Unified School District superintendent Richard A. Carranza. "When students have access to new tools and experiences in and out of school, they are more likely to find their spark. Science and math classes are increasingly becoming hands-on learning labs where students are encouraged to collaborate and innovate."
"The joint efforts of TechShop and Fujitsu demonstrate a new direction for Open Innovation in practice," said Professor Henry Chesbrough of University of California at Berkeley, the father of Open Innovation.
"They are not simply working together themselves, but creating and expanding a community of students, individuals, educators and managers, all of whom will be innovators in the world of 3D printing."
Founded in October 2006, TechShop is a membership-based, do-it-yourself (DIY) workshop and fabrication studio providing access to a vibrant community of creative people and more than $1 million worth of high quality machines, tools and software. TechShop offers classes, workshops, instruction and meet-ups for people of all ages and skill levels. TechShop is based in San Jose, Calif., with locations nationwide.
For more information, please see: : http://www.techshop.ws/
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 162,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$46 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014. For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com.
Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. (Japan), focusing on research on Internet, interconnect technologies, software development and solutions for several industry verticals. Conducting research in an open environment, it contributes to the global research community and the IT industry. It is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA.
For more information, please see: www.fla.fujitsu.com
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SOURCE Fujitsu America, Inc.
Date: December 05, 2014
City: TOKYO and SAN FRANCISCO, CA
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