“Cisco thingQbator” is a network of makerspaces where students can learn about digital technologies in a hands-on environment, turn their ideas into working prototypes and in the process come up with local solutions to local problems. The thingQbator program is structured to encourage a rapid prototyping mindset with ease of access to the makerspace and all the equipment therein as well as active mentorship and training.

In India, Cisco will set up five thingQbator makerspaces as a part of the Corporate Social Responsibility commitments in 2018 through their partner – NASSCOM Foundation.

The main objectives of the thingQbator program in Universities are as follows:

Build Digital Skills: thingQbator provides a platform that enables students to learn by doing.

Enables local solutions to local problem: The platform is for the makers and it promotes innovation by building solutions in maker spaces.

Link innovation to markets: Through cohorts, students can partner with like-minded makers to scale and relevant ideas.

Accelerate student entrepreneurship: Help students transition from job seeker to job creators.

Our Objectives

Build Digital Skills: Cisco thingQbator provides a platform that enables students to learn by doing.

Find solutions to problems: This is for the makers. We promote innovation by building solutions in maker spaces.

Transit Innovation to markets: Students can partner with like-minded makers to scale up ideas.

Accelerate student entrepreneurship: We can help students transition from job seeker to job creators.

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thingQbator IIITM-K

IIITMK Building, 3rd Floor
Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management – Kerala
Technopark Campus,
P.O. Karyavattom, Kazhakoottam
Thiruvananthapuram – 695581
Kerala, India

Contact : Mr. Sarath SM

 E-mail:sarath.sm@iiitmk.ac.in