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The Imperial College Reach Out Makerspace programme aims to enable young people to take their creative ideas and turn them into reality through a range of programmes where they can design and prototype new ideas.

Our partnership with Imperial College London inspires children and young people, aged 11 – 18, to engage in STEM. The Maker Challenge and Proto Maker Challenge programmes bring young people's ideas and imagination to life through a series of workshops at the Makerspace building in White City. The Makerspace is fitted with modern tools and equipment not available in most schools, from 3D printers to laser cutters and with Imperial College London staff and students providing practical support and expertise.

Today's employers are looking for people with skills, ideas and confidence to use technology creatively in the workplace in response to real life challenges. In the first six years of partnership, the programme has given over 1,100 young people the opportunity to gain a range of skills - from practical, hands-on use of equipment, to a myriad of soft skills including product development, team building, presenting and communicating.