We are eager to take on new challenges. Since the day MakerBay was established, we have been working with makers, community centers and the public in pursuit of creating an impact to the society, addressing environmental and social issues.
Impact Innovation Lab
Seeing the needs of the social innovation ecosystem in Hong Kong, Impact Innovation Lab (The Lab) is a brand new incubator aimed at promoting social innovation to the general public and nuturing potential social innovators aged 18 or above.
DBS InnoFuture Youth Programme
Supported by DBS Foundation, the DBS InnoFuture Youth Programme is a 1.5 years programme that aims at providing comprehensive upskill training on AI and No-code to improve digital literacy and competitiveness for the underserved youth of 15 – 24 years old. Through nurturing youth talents in building their no-code projects, it is expected to empower the digital transformation of the social sector.
Jockey Club AI Community Innovation Programme
Funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, the Jockey Club AI Community Innovation Programme is a 2.5-year hands-on education programme, bringing together participants from schools, communities, and the industry to learn, play and solve real-world problems with artificial intelligence.
Coral Reef Mapping Drone
Supported by Design Trust, MakerBay has been developing the “CoralBot” for mapping and conserving corals.
Recently we visited WWF Hong Kong Hoi Ha Marine Life Centre and organized a workshop, aiming at raising public awareness of the need for coral conservation. With the aid of artificial intelligence, no matter who you are, you can participate and help to conserve corals. Through developing the CoralBot, we are not only showing how we can conserve corals with novelties like AI but also attracting new comers to get involved in improving the bot.
Jockey Club YouthCreate Series
For the past 3 years, MakerBay has trained several hundred teachers, social workers, youth workers and several thousand young people to innovation and maker skill set and mindset.
Local Maker Map
There are a lot of developed makers/maker groups, forming a great network altogether. From individual craftsmen to companies and maker space on a larger scale, they are all inseparable parts of the whole maker culture.
We created this map to provide you with a nexus of contents about the local maker culture. As the maker scope will only continue to grow, YOU are also welcome to contribute to this map!
“Jockey Club Community Sustainability Fund – Impact Maker Project ” is a step-by-step approach for youth to develop innovation skills and a problem-solving mindset to solve the challenges outlined in the SDG’s.
City Nature Challenge 2021
We partnered with schools to hold workshop for the youth to learn about the importance of insects through the biodiversity mapping app iNaturalist and making paper models of the beautiful lanternfly.
Ocean Park STEAM 2021
Secondary school students solved animal conservation issues by applying knowledge gained from STEAM and creating their innovative designs.
Ocean Park Conservation Chill Club
In order to conserve our beautiful corals, MakerBay has partnered with Ocean Park to roll out a program to equip Hong Kong youth with AI technology and knowledge about coral diversity to help build the AI model for coral reef mapping of Hong Kong.
Touch Tung O
We visited Tung-O Ancient Trail, a road that connects Tai O, a traditional fishing village, and Tung Chung, the city that neighbors one of the busiest international airports in the world. We connected with the locals, and by using design thinking and other activities, we came up with solutions to help them improve their quality of life while maintaining their cultural identity.