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MAKLab secures £100k Google grant to power nationwide expansion

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June 5 2013

MAKLab secures £100k Google grant to power nationwide expansion
MAKLab, the digital fabrication workshop at Glasgow’s Lighthouse, is celebrating a £100k win in a competition to find the UK’s most innovative social enterprise.

The cash will help fund an expansion drive for the service to Aberdeen, Edinburgh, London & Newcastle to give a broader range of young people access to its technology.

Commenting on the win MAKLab founder Bruce Newlands said: “MAKLAB are delighted that we won £100,000 from the Google Global Impact Awards yesterday in London, congratulations to all of the winners, some really inspired people & projects.

“Whilst we didn't win the top awards, this prize will really help us start the process of creating a network of these spaces based on an open access model for more people to benefit from.”

The winners were chosen from a panel including Sir Richard Branson, Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Jilly Forster.

2 Comments

Lee Ivett
#1 Posted by Lee Ivett on 6 Jun 2013 at 13:32 PM
Top job Bruce and the team. Amazing project
Iain M
#2 Posted by Iain M on 6 Jun 2013 at 16:58 PM
Well done RC ;-)

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