ONE-STOP PLACE
FOR HANDS-ON
STEM EDUCATION
AND TECH
INNOVATION
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The Design Studio provides space, equipment and materials for users to design, prototype, and deploy innovative technology solutions to real-world challenges. Established in 2015 under collaboration between MUBAS and Rice University's Rice 360: Institute for Global Health, with support from the Lemelson Foundation and NEST 360 consortium of funders

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Have an idea or discovery you want to invent? Join the community at MUBAS and start inventing

Become a Member
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Explore our inventions catalog and check out opportunities for collaboration 

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Engage in valuable learning experience and building capacity in innovation

01. Trainings

Digital Tech
and
Maker Skills
Training

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. 

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

02. Programs

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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

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04. Resources

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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

Masauko Chipembere Highway

Chichiri

Physics and Biochemistry Building

Ground Floor

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