Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) School SDG Online Course | Maker’s Asylum

Maker’s Asylum is back with its flagship program this year with its various partners to work on problems aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and continue the yearly tradition! With over 500 alumni now in 25 countries the program has a rich pool of interdisciplinary individuals that have joined to create social impact over the years. We have hosted the program in Mumbai, Paris and this year we are creating the experience online so that you can stay home and still get access to the varied community of mentors and peers from across the globe!

As 2021 marks the beginning of the The Decade of Action, it calls for accelerating sustainable solutions to all the world’s biggest challenges — ranging from poverty and gender to climate change, inequality and closing the finance gap. We invite you to join our pledge of igniting 100 SDG based actionable projects as part of the program. We all need to act now and act together!

During these 2 intensive weeks, you will be exposed to global scenarios, new methodologies and will be trained to think like a social entrepreneur to prototype a meaningful project.

Why : Action Platform to start working on Sustainability & Climate Action with a global network of mentors and peers

What to do you make : A tangible solution prototype for a specific user group along with your interdisciplinary team

What do you get : Mentorship, Skill Building, Problem Statements, Cultural context to problem solving, deep dive into design thinking, frugal innovation, rapid prototyping and a certificate of completion from UNESCO & Maker’s Asylum

  • Program Dates: 28th June - 9th July (Monday to Friday)
  • Location: Live Experiential Online
  • Timings: 2.30 PM - 6.30 PM IST/ 10 AM - 2 PM CET
  • Age group: 16+ (no upper limit and open to all disciplines)
  • Ideal for: Makers, Entrepreneurs, Students, Freelancers, Artists, Designers, Engineers and everyone who wants to create an impact!
  • Extended Application Deadline : May 25th 2021

SDGs in Focus

Past Experts

Program Framework

Past Projects

YAWO
YAWO

A connected insole detecting plantar pressure disorders

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UnfoldED
UnfoldED

A game to build awareness about the SDGs for teens

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FunDhan
FunDhan

A 3D Board Game to Learn Financing for the Marginalised Communities

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Bulls Eye
Bulls Eye

A tool for teachers to detect bullying at school

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Makudo
Makudo

A dancing platform to learn math for children

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Guitar 101
Guitar 101

A low cost guitar tutor that can be retrofitted onto existing guitars, which will guide first time users on basic chord construction by the use of LEDs that light up on the correct fret positions

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Previous Editions & Other Programs

SECAP 2021 (Online)

Digital Fabrication Inclusivity Workshop, 2020 (Mumbai)
Digital Fabrication Inclusivity Workshop, 2020 (Mumbai)

SDG School, 2019 (Paris)

D.I.V.E. 2019 (Mumbai)
D.I.V.E. 2019 (Mumbai)

STEAM School, 2018 (Mumbai)

STEAM Fabrikarium, 2018 (Mumbai)

STEAM School, 2017 (Mumbai)

STEAM School, 2016 (Mumbai)

Advisory Board

Past Mentors

Application & Program Fees

The program fee is mandatory. We are committed to maintaining a diverse group and encourage those who have the interest and ability to succeed in the profession, regardless of their financial resources. To support that aim, we are providing financial assistance to need-based applications. If you are not in need of financial assistance, kindly pass this opportunity on to applicants who may need it. Scholarships are limited and highly competitive. In case you do need financial assistance, kindly indicate the same in your application form.

If you want to learn more about the program drop in your details and our team will get back to you.

Hosts

Past Partners

Press & Media

World Economic Forum
World Economic Forum

How France and India can unleash the power of “frugal innovation”

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Homegrown
Homegrown

Apply Now: Makers' Asylum's Intensive Two-Week Programme To Create Social Impact

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Hackaday
Hackaday

S.T.E.A.M. Fabrikarium builds assistive tech in Mumbai

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Yourstory
Yourstory

The six principles of Frugal Innovation – and why India can be a trendsetting practitioner and thought-leader in this space

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