Cash grants of up to $1,000 for projects which can be replicated in Fab Labs.
Projects may be selected on a rolling basis, so apply now for your best chance to win.
Participant Project Requirements
- Must have a working prototype
- Prototype must be replicable in a Fab Lab
- Project owner must be committed to mentoring and supporting the replication of the project
- Project owner must provide a “Bill of Materials” required for the replication in a Fab Lab
- Project owner must create documentation for replication
- Project owner must agree to share the Project through Creative Commons
- See more requirements here
Usefulness Is the project practical given its target audience? Is it something that the user base would actually use? Does it fulfill a need people have?
Originality Is the project more than just another generic product? Does it do something entirely novel, or at least take a fresh approach to an old problem?
Technical Difficulty Is the project technically interesting or difficult? Is there real technical challenges to surmount?
Polish / Design Is the prototype usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well-designed?
Documentation Does the project have the supporting documentation?
How This Grant Is Unique
Cash grant of up to $1,000 (exceptions could apply for very complex projects) Sharing with the community Replication of project Learning could lead to further product development, new market access and new applications.
New Fab Lab where project is replicated
Cost of materials, mentorship & support are covered
Accelerating learning through the MIT Media Lab Constructionism approach:
– Project based learning
We believe in rapid prototyping; failure is part of the process close collaboration with the global Fab Lab experts community.