PROTO* (Lab) is a digital technology makers community place at AU BTECH. The focus of PROTO* is ‘Making Digitalization’ using protocols, data processes and off the shelf products to amplify societal potential, while critically inquiring into its capabilities, concerns and controversies. As a research lab it is a pedagogical place, sensitive to reflective technologists seeking to discern tacit knowledge from technology making. As a platform it gathers and collaborates with both international and local networks of technologists, designers, entrepreneurs, artists and security activists for shaping new businesses and value transactions. With this PROTO* will facilitate and build novel business models, innovative services and collaborative networks for transitioning society into sustainable enterprises and communities.
•Showcase novel business models and socially innovative services for education, industry, citizenry or civic organizations by designing, building and testing digital prototype exemplars (interactions, value transactions, features, products or services).
•Conduct research by prototyping and testing with IoT, web services, social media networks and open source hardware and software.
•Operationalize research developed in the lab by plugging it/ partnering (commercialization/ impact generation) with appropriate external businesses, organizations and services.
•Based on original research from PROTO* build, facilitate or support spin-offs i.e. start-ups.
•Attract businesses and organizations to generate fundable collaborations with PROTO*.
To be posted on future events held by PROTO*, to take part in the makers community, do projects or gain access to the lab, please contact Karthikeya Acharya, Design Director of the lab.
If you want more information for wider institutional collaboration, then contact Associate Professor Mirko Presser.