Toolbox derived from the idea of new uses for former industrial buildings. While maintaining the traces of industrial labour that characterized them in the last century, Toolbox now offers a creative and entrepreneurial environment for new knowledge economy and creative professions on more than 4,000 square metres. More than 100 open-plan and as many single office spaces provide an optimal platform for freelance professionals and businesses that consider sharing the space, tools, services, ideas, relationships, skills and opportunities as enrichments. Toolbox organizes workshops, pitches and conferences to stimulate the exchange of ideas and a festival dedicated to sharing and self-employment. To advance interdisciplinary work and new forms of business, Toolbox organizes FabLab Torino, the first Italian FabLab, together with Officine Arduino.
See also   FabLab Torino
Copyright Photo 1: Alberto Morici
Copyright Photo 2: Davide Giglio
Promoting entrepreneurship and self-employment, promoting open source and open share hardware, Fab-Lab, co-working, co-production, networking, community, sharing economy, start-up hub, self-produced design, ideas in the making, digital fabrication
Digital craftsmen, knowledge workers, freelancers, innovative small businesses, start-uppers, students
Precarious working conditions for creative workers, isolation of freelancers, lack of flexible and cheap workspace, high costs for tech infrastructure, lack of public funding, lack of companies recruitment.