The largest and most active workspace is Fab Lab. Well, actually, there are two locations from which you can choose, one that has over 700 square metres and a smaller, newer one with 250 square metres. Working together with Gheorghe Asachi Technical University and Alexandru Ioana Cuza University, Fab Lab’s programs have the purpose to stimulate innovation, digital fabrication and entrepreneurial spirit among the technical students of Iasi.
The larger space is flexible and also accommodates a laboratory with numerical machines, 3D printers and an electronic circuits printer among others. It also hosts 3 conference rooms, each with capacities between 20 and 50 people. High speed internet, almost 100 personal working spaces and video conference systems are all part of Fab Lab’s offer. The Fab Lab Community also regularly organizes events, hackathons and conferences.
If you’re up for a less formal environment, an anticafe might be for you. An anti-café (sometimes called a pay-per-minute café or a time club) is a venue that offers working space, food and drink, where customers pay only for the time they spend there. You can try Humans Anticafe which is spot on in the middle of Iași. With a modern and minimalistic interior, Humans is a space where you can find simultaneously: co-working facilities, personal and professional development hub, cultural, creative and relaxation events, support for local producers and social contribution projects. Oh and coffee and croissants! Check out their Facebook page for more info on the price list.
Last but not least, Coworking La Etaj by Acaju is actually a cafe and bistro where, from 9AM to 5PM in the weekdays, the interior becomes a coworking space with coffee, tea and water included in the price. Since the bar is closed in the first three days of the week, the cafe becomes appropriate for working. So if you feel like a cozy cafe vibe is what it takes to get your tasks checked, head on to Acaju. You won’t regret it.
Check the list below for more info on each location.