Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 19 April 2014

Technology giant Intel joins forces with Belfast 'hackerspace' Farset Labs

Farset Labs
Farset Labs

IT giant Intel has joined 'hackerspace' Farset Labs as a member - further bolstering the Belfast-based initiative's credentials.

The big-name has now become a corporate member of the group - allowing Intel staff to use the shared space at Weaver's Court in Belfast.

Farset Labs allows a host of like-minded technology boffins to work in one shared space.

Michael Black, general manager of Intel Belfast said the tech firm "strongly believes in the importance of supporting technology and innovation".

"There is already lots of discussion and excitement from individuals who are keen to share knowledge with the Farset community and to work together with them to turn ideas into prototypes and products," he said.

Ben Bland of Farset said the new addition gives its members "an opportunity for hands-on access to the company’s extraordinary drive, expertise and resources".

"There have never before been better prospects for anyone with the courage to be innovative and entrepreneurial.

"Intel has a rare history of repeated success through innovation."

To find out more visit the Farset Labs website here.

Both Farset Labs and Intel are now said to be developing plans for events and projects throughout 2014.

Aside from the latest high-profile addition, Farset Labs is also set to get involved in the Global Jam Site as part of a world-record attempt.

The worldwide event focuses on creating games - from console to board.

Entry to the event is free, with those interested able to register at www.globalgamejam.org.

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