Bas Van Abel Bas Van Abel


Founder, Social Entrepreneur


Bas van Abel is founder and non-executive board member of Fairphone, a social enterprise which creates a phone to uncover complex production systems and change how products are made. Bas van Abel is an awarded social entrepreneur (ao. Ashoka Fellow, German Environment Award 2016), designer (ao. Dutch Design Awards) and innovator (ao Greentec Award). Prior to Fairphone, Bas was Head of Waag Society’s creative director, where he established Amsterdam’s FABLab, a community maker space, and initiated the Instructables Restaurant, the world’s first open source restaurant.

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