What the Design Studio Offers...
  • Curriculum enhancement for faculty.

  • Hands-on job-relevant skills for students.

  • Product design, development and commercialization for entrepreneurs.

Join the inventor community at MUBAS Design Studio and start inventing

Join Us

The Design Studio is a specialized lab or workshop, that provides space, equipment and materials for users to design, prototype, and deploy innovative technology solutions to real-world challenges. The facility was established under collaboration between Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences (MUBAS) and Rice University's Rice 360: Institute for Global Health, with support from the Lemelson Foundation and NEST 360 consortium of funders

What We Do

"Your Innovative Place"


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Explore our makerspace and check out resources and opportunities for hands-on prototyping and fabrication.


Connect and collaborate with the inventor community at our makerspace. Engage in valuable learning experience

01. Trainings

Digital Technology


Maker Skills


Hands-On. Learner-Centred. Multidisciplinary.

The Design Studio offers a variety of training workshops to educate members to integrate maker mindset and technology skillset into design projects and academic work. Members are also trained on the safe and proper use of our equipment. 

The Design Studio is a significant effort to prepare multidisciplinary STEM employees and entrepreneurs for the purposes of innovation, invention and production

02. Programs

Create Change with Innovation

The innovation culture is heating up as people in business, higher education and the public sector are using design to create change. We offer learning experiences and innovation opportunities for professionals, educators, and students from beyond MUBAS.

03. Projects

Innovative Solutions for Real-World Problems 

Explore a variety of projects from students and faculty that were created in the Design Studio. Hopefully, this provide some sense of what can be done in the space as well as inspire future work


04. Resources


Tools for

Tinkering and Making

Access opportunities from maker equipment to specialized working space to funding. Our makerspace is a home to a wide variety of tools and resources for prototyping and fabrication, enabling users to move through complete design processes — from initial sketch to refined prototype. Open to faculty, students, and general public regardless of previous experience and safety training.

05. Contact Us

Get in Touch with Us

Looking to get in touch or interested in working together with us? Find us here!

Physical Address

MUBAS Main Campus

Physics and Biochemistry Building

Ground Floor, Room 01

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Keep in Touch



+265 883 65 91 20