Monash Makerspace unites students, staff, entrepreneurs, industry and academia in a dedicated place to imagine, design, build, test and break, allowing start-ups and student teams to pole-vault quickly from idea to innovation.
The Makerspace offers a brand new home for Monash’s cross-faculty student teams and Engineering Final Year Project students to realise their ideas, with the University’s entrepreneurship initiative The Generator also located in the space, to facilitate new start-ups, adding their strong track record of mentorship, experiential education and seed-funding programs into the mix.
The space will offer light technical work areas where students can access flexible hot-bench areas equipped with tools, materials and safety equipment. Established student teams such will work alongside emerging teams and startups to encourage communication, knowledge-sharing and team capacity-building.
Shared specialised manufacturing areas with more advanced equipment will be available, with relevant training provided. A hub of activity in which students can build and iterate their new designs, the space will open up the potential for new collaborators, co-workers and opportunities, and enable continuing success on the world stage for our teams and spinoffs.
The key features and purpose built areas designed to inspire innovation:
- Student Team Workshops - 4 teams have designated spaces
- Shared Team light technical workspaces for student teams and clubs, engineering student final year project work, and others across the university, including the generator for design and build projects
- Designated machining, fabrication, composite layup and sanding areas
- Specialised manufacturing spaces and equipment
- Storage spaces