Australian Tech Company, Makers Empire, Celebrating Multiple Wins In Australia and Abroad

Company Name: Makers Empire

Announcement Date: 21/11/2019
Announcement Category: Awards/recognition
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Australian 3D design technology company, Makers Empire, is celebrating multiple recent wins in both Australia and abroad.

In October, Mandi Dimitriadis, Makers Empire’s Director of Learning, won the Winnovation Award in the open category. The Winnovation Awards celebrate South Australian women who are leading the way in their respective fields.

In the same month, Makers Empire was awarded a LeanLab fellowship for a six-month research pilot and accelerator: through LeanLab we will develop a better understanding of how our 3D learning program might serve American schools. LeanLab helps build communities and launch transformational innovations into American K12 schools.

Finally, also during October, Makers Empire was a state finalist in the Telstra Business Awards in the Social Impact category. The annual Telstra Business Awards celebrate Australia's most innovative businesses.

In November, the winning streak continued, Last week, Makers Empire won the inaugural pitch competition at EduTech Asia, Asia’s largest education conference. Makers Empire was represented by Anthony Chhoy, Makers Empire’s co-founder. The company’s prizes include:

- Automatic entry into the first cohort of Singapore’s EduSpaze Accelerator, a new EdTech accelerator that will help Makers Empire develop its Singapore and South East Asia strategy;
- Review of our Design Thinking program by around 100 Finnish educators in the Education Alliance Finland for certification of pedagogical quality; and
- $5,000 cash.

Founded in 2013, Makers Empire is a market-leading 3D design technology company headquartered in Adelaide. The company helps K-8 educators teach Design Thinking, STEM and 21st-century learning skills with 3D design and printing. The Makers Empire 3D design app is used by over 1 million student users in 40 countries.

Makers Empire's CEO, Jon Soong, said, “our recent wins are both gratifying and humbling. We are proud to work with schools and teachers to help them prepare their students for their future careers. We believe every student can make their world better and we want to help them develop the skills and mindsets they need to do so.”

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About Makers Empire:

Global technology company helping K-8 schools harness the power of 3D printing and design to teach design thinking, STEM concepts and 21st century learning skills.

Makers Empire's 3D Learning Program for primary schools is the first of its kind developed anywhere in the world. We help teachers achieve real learning outcomes, engage students in STEAM topics, and become confident teachers of 3D printing technology. We help students enjoy learning through our appealing and inspiring curriciulum-aligned lesson plans.

3D printing technology is being used everyday to make people's lives better: like computing, it has potential application in almost every single industry. So students with 3D printing experience have a clear advantage over their peers in terms of future tertiary education and career prospects.

At Makers Empire we're helping today's students prepare for the jobs of tomorrow. Join our community.

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