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Tibet’s first makerspace goes live

Updated: Jul 27,2016 8:50 AM     Xinhua

A man introduces his products to a visitor at the maker space of an innovation zone in Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet autonomous region, July 26, 2016. The first scientific and technological mass innovation zone of Tibet launched on July 26 in Lhasa. [Photo/Xinhua]

Tibet’s first makerspace for start-ups went operational on July 26.

The makerspace in Lhasa covers an area of 1,050 square meters with more than 100 working seats. Besides offering basic work space and start-up training, it provides services such as business registration, intellectual property rights advice and legal help.

People work at a maker space of an innovation zone in Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet autonomous region, July 26, 2016. The first scientific and technological mass innovation zone of Tibet launched on July 26 in Lhasa. [Photo/Xinhua]

So far, 10 businesses and six teams have settled in. They are among the 48 applications received by the makerspace.

China has been encouraging mass entrepreneurship and innovation since 2014.

People work at a maker space of an innovation zone in Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet autonomous region, July 26, 2016. The first scientific and technological mass innovation zone of Tibet launched on July 26 in Lhasa. [Photo/Xinhua]

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