# Trying to relate the fundamental groupoid to vector bundles

Fix a topological space $X$. Now consider a functor from the fundamental groupoid of $X$ to the category $Vect$. In other words, we assign a vector space to each point of $X$, we allow ourselves to flow our vectors around our space, and this flow is consistent with respect to homotopy.

This seems to give us a vector bundle. Is this true? Also, can we get all vector bundles this way?

• You cannot get all vector bundles in this way. – Alex Degtyarev Jun 1 '15 at 7:18

An easy way to justify this is that those vector bundles have structure group $O(n)$ with the discrete topology, so their classifying space is $K(O(n), 1)$. But maps into a K(G,1) factor through the 1-type, i. e. the fundamental groupoid.