Jan 11-13 2018 @ Mumbai City

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About Maker Mela

Maker Mela is the premier event for grassroot Innovations in India. It is the celebration of arts, crafts, engineering, science, the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset, and the Maker Movement. It's a Platform for like-minded folks who bring to life a diverse range of raw, unique and unconventional ideas.

From pottery to 3D printing, there's some for everyone. You think you have it in you? Come take a quick peek, and meet the maker in you. Get ready to inspire, get inspired, and explore what tickles your curiosity. COME. CREATE. BAKE. MAKE. SHOWCASE.

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Promoting Maker Culture

Are you a Maker ?

Lets be a Maker !

What is Maker Mela ?

Inspiring Makers - Samir Somaiya

Message to Makers by Jamshyd Godrej

Maker Benefits


Possible funding for building project prototypes


Six months of mentoring from Global leaders and Incubation Support

Pitching ideas

Get a chance to pitch ideas to high profile Investors

Space for development

24x7 access to space for developing your product

Access to FABLAB

Getting connected to the Awesome community of makers across 300+ fabrication labs across the globe.


Discount in the membership fees for accessing the FABLAB and BIOLAB materials / machines.

Take aways

Several take aways from the event sponsors (Uber free rides, gift coupons and many more.)

Product selling

Get an opportunity to sell your products live in a separate Maker shop during the the event.


Accommodation for 30 Makers during the event, for first 100 applicants who apply*.


Food for all the Makers participating at the event.

Schedule and Event Map

Event Schedule
(To be declared soon...)

Event Map

Makermela 2017 Speakers

speaker image Mr. Pravin Nikam
on 14.01.2017

Pravin Nikam, a Social activist, a Nation Youth Award winner,In 2013 he was nominated as the global youth ambassador by the UN and has represented Asia at the Commonwealth Youth Council in 2015. He is the thoughtful mind behind the organisation "ROSHNI" (The Ray of Hope), focussed on providing education to children and improving the health conditions of women and much more. Proudly. He was awarded Lead Earth Fellowship for Sustainability and Innovation by TERI,the Energy and Resource Institute.
He is a man of inspirations! Its our privilege to have him with us.

... Mr. Sameer Pitalwalla
on 14.01.2017

Through his digital media company Culture Machine, entrepreneur Sameer Pitalwalla, 29, runs 240 youtube channels with videos that have got 80 million hits and counting.

He quit his position as director, Interactive Division, The Walt Disney Company India to launch his company.In a little more than a year since its launch, the company has acquired a robust client list, which includes Tata Motors, Fox Star Studions and Online Retailer Myntra

Not only this, theres a lot more about this man which cannot be described in words. It would be a wonderful to have him interact with us.

Keynote Speaker

speaker image Dr. Anil Kakodkar
on 13.01.2017

Dr. Anil Kakodkar, Former Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission of India and the Secretary to the Government of India The Perfectionist behind that shy exterior is a man of extraordinary competence in his field. The taciturn Kakodkar, 55, is director of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, which played a lead role in the nuclear tests.

A brilliant engineer, he had a key role to play in designing and constructing the Dhruva reactor. Utilisation of our vast Thorium resources for energy production has received special attention under Kakodkar’s leadership. He was among the chosen few involved in the first successful Peaceful Nuclear Explosion Experiment that India conducted on May 18, 1974 at Pokhran.

He is now involved in designing India's most advanced heavy water reactor that is likely to lead the way for India's civilian nuclear power reactors. What drives him? "To do something which I have not done earlier and also something that others have not."

speaker image Dr. Myshkin Ingawale
on 15.01.2017

Dr. Myshkin Ingawale is an inventor and has been a successful entrepreneur.

He has served as the Chief of Staff at Xiaomi India, a fast-growing mobile internet company, helping set up the India business for Xiaomi over 2014-2015. Prior to this, he co-founded Biosense, an internationally recognized med-tech company designing and building innovative, disruptive healthcare technologies. In the past, Myshkin has worked at Mckinsey & Company, on client engagements across the Banking, Technology, Pharma and Healthcare sectors. He has been a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was part of the team that conceptualized and built the Copenhagen Wheel [Dyson design award winner - now spun off as the venture - SuperPedestrian], an innovative electric bicycle concept demoed at the United Nations Climate Summit 2009. He has also been a co-coordinator and senior domain expert for the Inter Institutional Inclusive Innovation Center (i4C), a for-impact innovation accelerator based in Pune.

He holds a PhD in Management Information Systems from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Bhopal. His PhD research addresses notions of content quality in open collaborative platforms like Wikis, and was selected by Emerald as a "Highly Commended Paper"​, published in the journal Online Information Review in 2014.

He is an Aspen New Voices Fellow 2014, TED Senior Fellow 2013, TED Fellow 2012, Unreasonable Fellow 2011 and the 2012 winner of the Anjani Mashelkar Inclusive Innovation Award. He has co-authored a book, published by Penguin, on the entrepreneurial journeys of 'unreasonable' social entrepreneurs. Along with reading, writing, consulting, designing and making things, he enjoys teaching, and is a visiting faculty at some of the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and National Institute of Design (NID).

speaker image Mr. Sonam Wangchuk
on 14.01.2017

Sonam Wangchuk is a mechanical engineer turned education reformer from Ladakh. He has been mostly working in the field of education reform for more than 27 years. He founded SECMOL which aims to bring reforms in the government school system in Ladakh and as a result the pass percentage at 10th grade (matriculation) rose from the dismal 5% to 55% in seven years and 75% these days. For students who still fail their state exams, he founded the SECMOL Alternative School Campus near Leh, a special school where the admission criteria is failure in exams and not grades. However with the supportive and creative environment at the school, the so called failures have excelled in their chosen fields and risen to international acclaim as entrepreneurs, film makers, politicians, teachers and so on.

As an engineer Sonam Wangchuk has been teaching innovation at the SECMOL Alternative School, where together with the students he designed and built solar heated buildings that are low cost, made of earth/mud but maintain +15 C even when the outside temperature is -25 C in Ladakhi winters.

In order to solve the water crisis facing mountain regions due to climate change and fast melting glaciers he invented the Ice Stupa artificial glacier which stores the wasting stream waters in winter in the form of giant ice cones or stupas and release the water in late spring as they melt... just when farmers need water. It is said that he specializes in turning problems into opportunities and innovating using the simplest principles of science and technology to help fellow human beings and to heal the mother earth.

He was granted several other awards and titles, such as UNESCO Chair for Earthen Architecture for India 2014, ‘Real Heroes’ Award by CNN IBN Channel in 2008, ‘Green Teacher’ Award by Sanctuary Asia Magazine in 2005, Ashoka Fellowship in 2002, ‘Man of the Year’ by The Week magazine in India in 2001. He was inspiration behind the character of Phunsukh Wangdu in the movie 3 idiots. Recently, he awarded Rolex Award for Enterprise 2016 for his work in Ice Stupa project.

speaker image Mr. Vikash Mittersain
on 14.01.2017

Vikash has 38 years of management experience in various industries.

He is also The Founder & President of the India Business Group – A non-profit organization focused on furthering the interests of Indian business.

Chairman & Managing Director, Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd. &

Co-Author of YOU CEO Book

speaker image Actor Kunal Kapoor
on 14.01.2017

He barely needs any introduction, a brilliant film and a theater actor. Apart from his acting, he is a person with golden heart and the Co-founder of Ketto, an online fund raising site. Spreading smiles and helping people in any form is what Ketto and Kunal Kapoor believes in. We are glad to have him as a speaker and know more about his views and ideas.

speaker image Mr. Sahil Vaidya
on 14.01.2017

Sahil Vaidya is a young entrepreneur, TEDx Speaker and co-founder of The Minimalist- one of Indias fastest growing design agencies.

Since the summer of 2015, Sahil is busy in his attempt to build an institution- a cutting edge intersection of culture and technology which will set a new, global standard for design and communications in India.

speaker image Ms. Shaina NC
on 15.01.2017

Shaina NC, is an Indian fashion designer, politician, and social worker. A daughter of the former Sheriff of Mumbai, Shaina is known in the Indian fashion industry as the 'Queen of Drapes' for draping a saree (sari) in fifty-four different ways.

She holds a record in the Guinness Book of World Records for fastest saree drape. She entered politics in 2004 and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). She holds the positions of national spokesperson for the BJP, member of the national executive council of BJP, and treasurer of the BJPs Maharashtra unit.

Shaina is also involved in social work through her charity fashion shows and two NGOs, 'I Love Mumbai' and 'Giants International'. As a female politician, she is often projected as the young, urbane, and women-friendly face of the BJP in television debates.

speaker image Mr. Takasu Masakazu
on 15.01.2017

TAKASU Masakazu, Catalyst at teamLab, takes us on a journey to his homeland of Japan and their exciting ways of using technology, design and science. teamLab combines these disciplines to create innovative digital solutions often with physical elements of interaction.

Through playing and experimentation, connecting prototyping with 3D graphics, art and much more, they are creating a whole new world of gaming, interactive decorations and augmented reality.

speaker image Ms. Honey Bajaj
on 14.01.2017

Honey Bajaj is a leader in innovation and product design. She is a designer and entrepreneur with extensive work in India and United States. She is currently a researcher at MIT and co-founder of Avir Technologies for humanising technologies for creating impact in the Indian healthcare system.

Awarded inventor of the year 2016 in San Francisco, a decade of her work has demonstrated the leadership and technical talent to develop and deliver outstanding products, including Embrace a low cost baby warmer which has saved over 200,000 babies in the world. In the past she has worked with organisation like Microsoft Research, MIT Media Lab,etc. She has always focused on designing for impact, especially among the largest, poorest segment of the world’s population. She has also led multiple workshops for corporates and schools on design thinking and innovation methodologies.

speaker image Mr. Miten Mehta
on 15.01.2017

Miten is a silicon valley based, US Citizen, seasoned entrepreneur, angel investor, growth hacker and board member with over 20 years of experience, specializing in building and scaling technology led cross-border start-ups across US, Europe and India.

He is also Co-Founder and Advisor to Spintaccel.com, a Silicon Valley based Global Dev Accelerator for OIAS (Outsourced innovation As Service) for creating MLP (Minimum Lovable Product) with presence in DC, NY, Singapore, Bangkok, Bangalore and Mumbai.He has co-founded three successful start-ups, including two in Silicon Valley, USA – KloudData, eComLive (InfoSpace) and MoConDi (MobileMedia) in London, UK.

speaker image Mr. Devesh Chawla
on 14.01.2017

Devesh Chawla is the Founder and CEO of Chatur Ideas. Chatur Ideas is a ONE STOP Solution for startups pan India. It is a platform for entrepreneurs, mentors and investors. Chatur Ideas has close to 500+ startups on board and boasts of a very strong mentor/investor panel from India & overseas. Chatur Ideas has acquired NTA which has been the leading entrepreneurship training platform over 5 years with presence across 125+ cities. Prior to starting Chatur Ideas, Devesh has been a seasoned wealth manager managing ultra HNI clientsincluding some of the most reputed CXO’s and wealthy family business owners in India and overseas.

He is also on the mentor/investor panel of variousstartups, Institutes and Entrepreneurship Cells across India. Devesh is known for his innovative strategies and out of box thinking that have helped various startups.

speaker image Ms. Poyni Bhatt
on 15.01.2017

Chief Operating Officer
SINE, IIT Bombay.

speaker image Mr. Vaibhav Chhabra
on 15.01.2017

Founder Makers Asylum

speaker image Mr. Rohit Shinkre
on 15.01.2017

Prof. Rohit Shinkre is a practicing Architect and Academician based in Mumbai after his training and initial professional experience in Paris, France between 1981 to 1994. Over the past 25 years he has worked on a variety of projects scaling from urban / campus design, infrastructure to architecture and interior design. He is currently Professor Design Chair, at the Rachana Sansad Academy of Architecture, one of the premiere institutes for architectural studies in India. His articles on urban studies have been published in India and abroad. He was recently honoured by the UIA (International Union of Architects) and the KIA (Korean Institute of Architects) among '100 Architects of the year 2016'. His is currently focusing research and design studies on the Informal Economy & The City.

speaker image Mr. Nitant Hirlekar
on 15.01.2017

Nitant Hirlekar (aka. Pixelkar) is an Installation Artist based in Mumbai , He graduated in Interior Design from Rachana Sansad, Mumbai.

During his Internship In his post academic days he came across the Emerging Computational Techniques in Design industry in which Algorithm serves as a main Functional part. These Techniques got him inspired to work on his own Process. In his Installations He uses "Pixels" as a Medium of Expression in various scales and Forms. He uses Algorithms in Computational Design Languages to Deconstruct the Captured images in Pixelated form using the Grids of the Various Indian Art and Craft Forms.

He is also Teaching Computational Design Strategies as an Elective Subject at School Of Interior Design , Rachana Sansad. The Focus of this Elective is to Fuse Traditional Indian Art and Craft with Computation Design Strategies.

He Recently Got featured as "Absolut Creative Indian of the Week " In TV Show " The Creative Indians" on NDTV GoodTimes.

speaker image Mr. Ted Hung
on 15.01.2017

Founder, Director Fablab Taipei and Taiwan Maker Association

speaker image Ms. Urvi Sheth
on 15.01.2017

Urvi Sheth has been appointed as Workshop Director with CEPT University from 15th November 2014. As a professional she has successfully designed and realized buildings as well as installations at various scales exploring generative algorithms, parametric and evolutionary design, digital fabrication and assembly techniques. Her work contextualizes computational design and digital fabrication processes in India.

She has been teaching courses like visual representation, winter school, new material and techniques, geometric construction, as visiting faculty at CEPT University and NID, Ahmedabad. She has been invited to mentor national competitions on prototyping by foreign countries.

Urvi holds masters in architecture from TU Delft. Along with her masters she participated in various workshops that dealt with different materials and techniques in Europe. To attain a world view in her expertise she has traveled extensively. Her publication work includes papers in international conferences on Computational design in reputed journals; currently her research interest lies in prototyping, fabricating and building.

As Workshop Director, Urvi Sheth would be involved in deepening “culture of making” at CEPT University.

speaker image Ms. Shanaya Munot
on 15.01.2017

Shanaya Munot is Young woman entrepreneur, good orator,an avid reader and cynosure of art.She is a National level Taekwando Champion and takes keen interest in policy level discussions in Microfinancing for underprivileged.She is a proponent of Universal Basic Income (UBI) and has worked on lots of tech for social good projects and has represented India in many international conferences.

speaker image Mr. Varun Sheth
on 14.01.2017

Founder and CEO of Ketto - A crowdfunding platform.

speaker image Ms. Meghna Bhutoria
on 14.01.2017

Meghna Bhutoria is one of the leaders of the Maker Movement in India. She found MakersLoft in Kolkata which is both a tinkering studio for children and makerspace for adults. Prior to this, she managed multi-million dollars product portfolio for a Swiss agri-biotech company. Meghna is a seasoned business woman with 15yrs of experience working in India, USA and Switzerland in FMCG, semiconductor, agri-chemicals and biotech industries. She holds an MBA from INSEAD, France.

speaker image Mr. Apoorv Sharma
on 15.01.2017

A doyenne in the field of early stage investment and start-up incubation, Dr. Apoorv Ranjan Sharma is the Co-Founder of Venture Catalysts, India’s first Seed Investment & Innovation platform. In his role, he is responsible for driving the strategic planning and overseeing the overall functioning of the organisation.

Dr. Apoorv holds an Electrical Engineering degree from Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Kanpur, and an MBA from Asia Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi along with a Diploma in Mentoring Start-ups from University of California, Berkeley. He also holds a PhD in Management, Role of Business Incubators in Economic Growth of India, and is one of the very few professionals with academic certification in Incubation and Early Stage Investment currently active in the start-up field. Having been involved in early stage investment since 2002, Dr. Apoorv has a series of professional accomplishments to his name. He was the Project Manager of the JSS Technology Incubator/JSS SEED Fund, which was the first Government-sponsored SEED Fund in India. He then took over the task of establishing Amity Innovation Incubator and was responsible for developing its Amity Family Office Fund as its General Manager. Dr. Apoorv has also led the Indian Angel Network (IAN), India’s first and largest angel network at present, as the Vice President of its Western Region Investments and Technology Incubator. He has also been involved as the Executive Vice President of VentureNursery, a start-up accelerator. Venture Catalysts, his latest venture, distils his years of experience and proficiency with various fundamental start-up related concerns into a unique, integrated platform providing solutions to all early stage start-up requirements.

Having been associated with the Indian start-up industry since it came into being, Dr. Apoorv has gained vital insights and practical, in-depth understanding of the Indian start-up ecosystem. He has led several investment drives into becoming thriving ventures, and has a portfolio including more than 10 companies with more than 100 crore valuation. Moreover, in his capacity as a start-up mentor, he has also guided several investee companies into securing angel as well as VC funding.

Dr. Apoorv has, over his career, fostered several close connections within the start-up industry, which he leverages in order to facilitate growth and add value for all key stakeholders in an investee venture. His aim is to lead Venture Catalysts as the foremost single-point start-up solutions platform by revitalising and revolutionising the early stage investment industry backed by his strong industry connections and sourcing capability. Dr. Apoorv is planning to onboard seasoned angels as well as HNIs onto the VCats platform, and will be looking to raise INR 100 crore from multiple investors to drive 15-20 annual early stage investments.

Topic - Make a difference to an Urban Commuter.

The Maker Mela 2017 offers creative teams from across the country, an opportunity to access the minds of like-minded engineers, coders and technology enthusiasts to help them realize their vision for the city
Participants from any education stream can form a team of 15 and think of making a difference.
The first step is to register with us and send us your Sketches and Drawings of your ideas to make a difference "In the life of An Urban Commuter"

lets make a difference in the life of the Urban Commuter.

Go wild…think futuristic but dont forget the aesthetics.

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What people say about Maker Mela

What People Say about Maker Mela

@MakerMelaIndia your #IWearHandloom look will go a long way in supporting the weaver community in India.

Ministry of Textiles
Government of India

My message to makers is you are doing a great job. We want to encourage you as much as we can.

Jamshyd Godrej
MD and chairman of Godrej & Boyce

It has been an Amazing experience attending the maker mela. I thank the authorities for organizing such a great event which allowed the makers from around the country to showcase their work.

Burhan Ud Din Khateeb
Maker from Makermela 2015

From Rubik cube solving robot to intelligent sleep mask, Makers Mela had it all

Daily News and Analysis, India

Attending the maker mela. Happy to see the focus on "making".

Srijanpal Singh
Author, Entrepreneur .Former Advisor to Dr. kalam.

We are thrilled to join hands with Maker Mela to celebrate the maker spirit of India. We stand united to unveil.

Maker Fest
Maker Fest, Ahmedabad


Is there any registration fee?

No, there is no registration fees.

What is the duration of the event?

3 Days, 11th, 12th and 13th January 2018. The timings are from 10AM to 6PM.

What is the last date for registration?

Last date for registration is 15th November, 2017.

How do I reach the venue?

Ghatkopar and Vidyavihar are the nearest Railway stations.Public transport is also easily available.

Will I get accommodation if I am travelling from outside Mumbai?

We will shortlist top 30 best projects whom we would provide all the logistics required. (Depends completely on the nature and the type of the project.) Kindly register and we would be happy to help you if your project falls under our shortlisted category. Accomodation is only for one maker + one companion (if any) per project.
Click on this link to book the accommodation : https://goo.gl/forms/Ni8y0xW5ryeEL4163

Who is eligible to register?

Any person who thinks he has a groundbreaking Idea or a concept and wishes to display his project/Product in this Nationwide Maker Initiative.

What all can we display on our Stalls?

Any kind of project can be displayed (Art, craft, IT, Hardware, Food etc).

Can the Makers sell their products?

Yes, you can but after paying an amount of Rs 2500/- and products will be sold at Maker Mela Shop which will be set up in the campus.

When will we get notification about selection?

Notifications will be given by mid-November.

What image should be uploaded on Team Profile if the project is handled by a single person?

In this case, only the image of the Maker or the Maker along with his project can be uploaded.

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