Maker’s Village idea started with 4 start-ups from Kerala which had launched their crowdfunding campaign but couldn’t launch their project as no facility nor resources were available.
Created in June 2016 by the Government of India, Kerala Start-up Mission and the Indian Institute of Information & technology and management in Kerala (IIITM), Maker’s village aims to enable innovators from India to come and build their products in the 3 areas: wearables, Internet of Things and robotics. The gigantic space of 15000 square feet can host up to 180 people willing to access the DIY space to work with wi-fi access and use the machines, to develop their prototype thanks to the pre-incubation program or to create their start-up via the incubation program. Cutting edge machines and devices, assembly line, coach and mentors are there to help startups in their development from idea to market.
Nine projects were incubated in June 2017, such as an underwater drone or a safety garnment for women.