MadLab (Manchester)
36-40 Edge St, Manchester, M4 1HN, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
+44 (0)161 839 6324
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MadLab is a grassroots innovation organisation, based in Manchester UK. Our primary areas of focus are science and technology; arts and culture. We support a diverse range of communities and activities – from monthly meetups and courses through to public experimentation with new and emerging technologies, and collaborating with others to deliver new, interesting and exciting projects – everything from code schools in libraries to community biotechnology and a regional space programme. Established in 2009, MadLab was one of the first of the current crop of makerspaces in the UK and – with more than 15,000 participants every year – is one of the most active creative communities in the UK.

Key activities:

- Professional development
- Volunteer and outreach (e.g. Digital Skills for Women, Curry & Coding)
- An Arts and Technology “creative practice accelerator” (part of a £1m ACE & Innovate UK national pilot, alongside Near Now and Makerversity)
- A co-working
- An award-winning year-round art-science-technology project programme (UK-China Maker-Manufacturing, Manchester Space Programme, LabEasy Community Biotech Lab, …)
- Delivery and collaboration with other organisations (RSA, BBC, Science Museum Group, British Council, various universities and local/city councils, …)

MadLab's base of operations is a 3000 square foot former Industrial Revolution-era weaver's cottage in the city's creative Northern Quarter district. This space comprises workshop and meeting space, a small but perfectly-formed shared office, and a "nano-hackerspace" digital makers workshop.

Lab Capabilities
  • Stampa 3D
  • Produzione di circuiti
  • Incisione e taglio laser
  • Fresatura di precisione
  • Taglio vinile
Asa Calow
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