The project is led by the University of Luxembourg in partnership with FabLab Luxembourg and the Luxembourg EcoInnovation Cluster. It is supported by the PSP aid scheme of the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR).
A FabLab (FABrication LABoratory) is an open prototyping platform enabling access to digital fabrication tools (e.g. 3D printers, CNC milling machines, laser cutters, etc.) and offering technical assistance to facilitate invention and stimulate people’s creativity. In 2013, the 1st FabLab of the country (LU) was launched within the Technoport of Belval (business incubator & coworking) and more recently (June 2016), a XL extension of the laboratory was officially inaugurated at 1535° Creative Hub, in Differdange.
The Luxembourg EcoInnovation Cluster, managed by Luxinnovation, is an active network that brings together and supports the various players of the Clean Technologies sector in Luxembourg. Dedicated to promoting the concept of a Circular Economy in Luxembourg, the Cluster strives to create and develop new and sustainable business opportunities through collaborative R&D and innovation projects. Through the UpAM Project, the Cluster seeks to raise public awareness of the benefits and principles of the circular economy (eco-design, re-use, upcycling,...)