Welcome to the Polytechnic Design Studio, a space for you and your team to discuss, design, and build your ideas. Since being founded in May 2016, members of the design studio have worked on dozens of projects, from remote controlled planes and autonomous drones, to phototherapy devices and oxygen concentrators for use in the hospital. 

The Design Studio started under a collaboration with Rice 360 at Rice University in Houston, Texas, USA, and was funded by the Lemelson Foundation. We are located in the Chichiri Campus of the University of Malawi Polytechnic, on the first floor of the science block. Come visit to see how we are moving innovation forward in Malawi, and to become a member!

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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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