"Your Innovative Place"

Polytechnic Innovation Design Studio

Polytechnic Innovation Design Studio offers a specialized lab or workshop, that provides space, equipment and materials for users to design, prototype, and deploy solutions to real-world challenges.

The Design Studio

Join the inventor community at Polytechnic Innovation Design Studio and start inventing



News & Events
Polytechnic Design Studio develops innovative technologies aimed to fight Coronavirus pandemic in Malawi


Polytechnic Innovation Design Studio, has come up with a number of low cost technology innovations ranging from assembling open-source protective gear for front-line personnel to live-saving devices aimed at COVID-19 solutions. Among the innovative solutions include; automated ventilation unit, portal solar-powered cooler, unmanned aerial vehicle (drone), contactless hand sanitizer dispenser, standing cubicle decontamination unit, contactless Infrared thermometers, 3D printed reusable face masks and protective face shields

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. 

02. Programs


Design Thinking for 


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 Polytechnic.

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

Intellectual Property Policy

Staff and Operating Hours


Malawi Innovators Design Competition

Undergraduate Students Design Internship

Startup and Project Grants

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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