Taylor’s Me.reka Makerspace

The Taylor's Me.reka Makerspace is a collaborative learning hub for all academics, industry players, and entrepreneurial aficionados.

Taylor's University

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Programme Status
Current
Year
2020, 2021, 2022
Duration
3 year(s)
Programme Type
Makerspace Consultancy
Programme Theme
Makerspace Education, Talent Development

The Me.reka team has been engaged in a 3-year contract to establish and run the makerspace in Taylor’s University, which will serve as an ideation and solutions design centre for all graduates and postgraduates across the university. Home to a variety of tools and concerted spaces to generate rapid prototypes, cultivate innovation, and reimagine design making, the Hub welcomes all individuals regardless of background, field of expertise, or faculty as an integral vision that anyone and everyone can do more and better.

The makerspace has 3 core mandates:

1. Promoting cross-disciplinary solutions (merging fields of engineering, design, computer science, business, marketing, biomedical sciences, hospitality, tourism, culinary, etc) and developing Minimum Viable Products (MVP) that can be launched and tested in the market.

2. Focusing on the development of real-world solutions that are defined by various on-ground partners, which includes City Councils, Corporates, Governmental Agencies, local NGOs and CSOs.

3. Lastly, scaling solutions that have been proven to work with the Start-up Incubator within the university, and mentor the teams to secure their pre-seed funding and grant applications to move into the growth phase.

The Taylor's Me.reka Makerspace is also a host for the collaborative Impact4Change Platform, engaging academics, industry players, and entrepreneurial communities to solve 21st-century challenges. This all-inclusive platform fosters the quality of unity to consolidate ideas, improve on existing designs, and pursue collective impact through value-based innovation.

YSEALI BOOT CAMP 2019

This two day boot camp serves as a rite of passage for aspiring changemakers and leaders to address local community issues.

6

websites built

RM 22,147

raised for impact partners

2

long term fundraising plans developed

63%

By

US Embassy of Kuala Lumpur

YSEALI BOOT CAMP 2019

This two day boot camp serves as a rite of passage for aspiring changemakers and leaders to address local community issues.

6

websites built

RM 22,147

raised for impact partners

2

long term fundraising plans developed

63%

By

US Embassy of Kuala Lumpur

YSEALI BOOT CAMP 2019

This two day boot camp serves as a rite of passage for aspiring changemakers and leaders to address local community issues.

6

websites built

RM 22,147

raised for impact partners

2

long term fundraising plans developed

63%

By

US Embassy of Kuala Lumpur

YSEALI BOOT CAMP 2019

This two day boot camp serves as a rite of passage for aspiring changemakers and leaders to address local community issues.

6

websites built

RM 22,147

raised for impact partners

2

long term fundraising plans developed

63%

By

US Embassy of Kuala Lumpur

Mentors

Ambika Sangaran
Programme Director at Me.reka
Ambika Sangaran
Programme Director at Me.reka
Ambika Sangaran
Programme Director at Me.reka
Ambika Sangaran
Programme Director at Me.reka

This Programme was made possible by

This boot camp allows me to go beyond ideation phase to put plan into practice. As part of the winning teams, I get to implement my ideas and along the journey.
Rebecca Lee
Participant

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