Pandemic Can’t Stop The Road For Makers- Maker Mela!
There’s a saying “Where there’s a will, there’s a way”.
Somaiya Vidyavihar announces Maker Mela for the year 2021, an initiative organized by Somaiya Riidl (Research Innovation Incubation Design Laboratory), to accelerate the Maker Movement in India and to create a community for Makers. Although this time, it is coming in a digital form, in this inventive era of digitalization, thus creating a national platform for Makers from across the country to showcase their wide spectrum of innovations in front of entrepreneurs from different industries.
We’ve seen that the Pandemic is having a detrimental effect on the health of start-ups and Makers in India as many of them are staring at crippling business services ahead. For innovators facing extinction, surviving the pandemic is a race against time. Consumer behavior is also drastically changing as a result of Covid-19. This gives both opportunities as well as threats to makers. In certain, the pandemic has had profound and widespread effects on both the world at large and the world of Makers.
To face these negative effects, Maker Mela for the year 2021 shall be organized virtually across all screens. Maker Mela sees no reason to not keep the spirit high. This pandemic is rapidly ushering us towards a new digital normal. For Makers, digital channels are now- and will be- the primary means to connect with both the audience and the entrepreneurs and that’s unlikely to change for some time. In short, digital transformation has become a necessity.
The aim is to provide the technically inclined Maker’s generation with a national level platform, where they can showcase their innovative skills and ideas and would be recognized and rewarded. It focuses on bringing about a perspective change, releases us from the shackles of contemporary models and gives makers a medium to explore new ways and forms. It gives a chance to the Makers to explore their passion digitally. If you feel that you have what it takes to be one amongst those few who dare to think out of the box, then pack all your talent and get ready to get inspired, and explore what tickles your curiosity in a virtual experience of MAKER MELA 2021.
The crepuscular effects of the pandemic has been hitting hard on everyone but we must look on the brighter side and not fence ourselves away from exploration.
We are proud to present to you Asia’s biggest maker gathering- MAKER MELA 2021.