Residencies

Working on environmental tech you think can
change the world? Let's talk.

What TO Expect

COACT is founded by a group of makers, entrepreneurs and creatives sharing a vision for technology that serves a purpose beyond profit. We believe our most urgent purpose is to heal the damage we have caused our biosphere and our climate.

We are looking for technologists that share this vision, and are actively working on early to mid-stage projects, companies and organisations aiming to maximise impact.

We offer space, accommodation and mentorship to our residents from the Valldaura campus 20 minutes outside of Barcelona. Here, our residents have the space, tools, and support necessary to develop radical solutions to the challenges facing our planet.

Workspace

Residents are provided workspace and access to a world class Fab Lab, biology space & wood shop.

Accomodation

The programme offers on site accommodation and catering.

Mentoring

Mentors and technical support are  provided on a case-by-case basis according to the needs.

Network

Residents will be connected to the fab lab network & other institutions.

We appreciate that solutions come from a variety of different people, places, and organisational structures. Therefore our relationships with innovators are flexible and evolving. We currently offer tailored agreements with each residing innovator.

The Space

The Valldaura campus, a renovated monastery, sits 20 minutes from the center of Barcelona set in 130 hectares of forest.

Facilities include a FabLab, wood shop and biological science station to meet a wide range of green tech development needs.

About Living

COACT offers on site catering and accommodation for our innovators, allowing full project immersion during our incubation programs.

Beautiful common spaces, bathrooms, and communal dining areas will meet the living needs of our innovators.

The Lab

Residents can expect full access to a world class Green Fab Lab, a unique node in theglobal network of Fab Lab.
Equipment includes full scale and desktop CNC mills, large and mid size laser cutters, 3D printers, electronics soldering station, and a biological science station.

The WOOD SHOP

Not every problem demands a hi-tech solution. The hands-on wood shop provides tools & craft for low tech designs.

Since the lab is based in the forest, prototyping materials for the wood shop can often be harvested zero kilometres from the work space.

Project Criteria
WE ARE LOOKING FOR

COACT Lab is seeking early stage projects in the hardware and software space working towards environmental impact maximisation. Below are some of the criteria we look for:

Open SOurce

Anyone can make, improve, sell and build on the technologies

ENvironmental

Focusing on tech that meets the environmental challenges we face

Collaborative

Encouraging use and participation from people around the world

APPROPRIATE

Designed with the end use and local material availability in mind

FAB LAB ALIGNED

Utilises the global infrastructure of Fab Labs to scale potential impact

CIRCULAR

Applying circular principles and material & resource optimisation

PEOPLE we are looking for

We open our doors to everyone from makers and software hackers to scientists and self-taught engineers; a diverse community of innovators from all around the globe. Certifications are helpful, but not required.

Key to achieving a residency is the quality of vision for a solution, and a core competency required to reach that vision. Please contact us if you are interested in participating.
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