OMG prototyping lab was created in 2014 in the National Design Center (NDC) of Singapore by 6 companies to foster the innovation and the maker culture in SouthEast Asia. As secretariat of the SEAMNET, the South-East Asia Makerspace NETwork, their role is all the more important in the region.
Within 3 years, OMG prototyping lab’s activities slightly evolved. Primarily intended to the general public and students, the lab evolved toward maker education for kids, hardware start-ups and corporate innovation.
OMG lab has currently 5 main activities:
Craft classes and tech workshops for the general public,
Student innovation and product development program,
Corporate innovation and team building,
And prototyping services.
As their activity is growing, OMG wants to go further by going regional, spreading and connecting the makerspaces all around South-East Asia and being a nest for start-ups to develop their own hardware companies.
Aside the different workshops provided, makers use the lab to create their own cardboard furniture and sculptures, aquaponic systems or high-tech printers.