Key Dates for Makers Empire

2013
Makers Empire was incorporated

Makers Empire was incorporated

Makers Empire 3D software was conceived when Australian games desig...

2014
Piloted the 3D Printing Learning Program in three South Australian schools

Piloted the 3D Printing Learning Program in three South Australian schools

Jon immediately saw the learning potential of Roland’s software and...

Launched Makers Empire’s 3D printing learning program in Australia

Launched Makers Empire’s 3D printing learning program in Australia

While trials showed students responding enthusiastically to Makers ...

Top 10 finalist in the Global EdTech Startup Awards

Top 10 finalist in the Global EdTech Startup Awards

Makers Empire was selected from 360 applicants as a Top 10 finalist...

Won People’s Choice Award at the IMS Global Learning Impact Awards

Won People’s Choice Award at the IMS Global Learning Impact Awards

The Learning Impact Program recognises outstanding applications of ...

2015
Piloted Makers Empire  in 10 New York State schools

Piloted Makers Empire in 10 New York State schools

In 2015, Makers Empire partnered with New York State public schools...

Won SouthStart’s Pitch Competition

Won SouthStart’s Pitch Competition

On Thursday 4th February, Makers Empire was one of six start ups se...

Won Bronze at the IMS Global Learning Impact Awards

Won Bronze at the IMS Global Learning Impact Awards

Makers Empire is delighted to announce that we were the proud recip...

Joint winner of the Start Up Company of the Year award at the SA IAwards

Joint winner of the Start Up Company of the Year award at the SA IAwards

The national iAwards honours companies at the cutting edge of techn...

Finalist in Boston’s Mass Challenge global accelerator

Finalist in Boston’s Mass Challenge global accelerator

Makers Empire joined the MassChallenge 4-month business accelerator...

NewSchools Ignite Science Challenge Winner

NewSchools Ignite Science Challenge Winner

NewSchools Ignite is an initiative of NewSchools Venture Fund, a ph...

QS Stars/Reimagine Education Award Finalist

QS Stars/Reimagine Education Award Finalist

Reimagine Education is a global competition for educators, companie...

2016
Ran pilot project with SA Department for Education

Ran pilot project with SA Department for Education

Makers Empire partnered with the SA Department for Education on a 3...

2017
Phase 2 of the 3D printing  project with SA Education Department

Phase 2 of the 3D printing project with SA Education Department

After a successful pilot program in 2016 with around twenty schools...

Makers Empire is used by 200,000 students and 3,000+ teachers

Makers Empire is used by 200,000 students and 3,000+ teachers

Makers Empire is being used by 200,000+ students and 3,000+ teacher...

Makers Empire partners with Polar to help deliver GE Additive Program

Makers Empire partners with Polar to help deliver GE Additive Program

Makers Empire has joined forces with the American technology compan...

Makers Empire’s Learning by Design Course endorsed by NESA

Makers Empire’s Learning by Design Course endorsed by NESA

Makers Empire’s Learning by Design Course is now endorsed to ...

2018
Receives 5-star review by Common Sense Media

Receives 5-star review by Common Sense Media

Common Sense is well known to both teachers and parents as a highly...

Phase 3 of the 3D printing project with the SA Education Department

Phase 3 of the 3D printing project with the SA Education Department

Began Phase Three of the 3D printing in primary schools project wit...

Makers Empire runs 3D printing courses with the University of Adelaide

Makers Empire runs 3D printing courses with the University of Adelaide

Makers Empire teamed up with the Entrepreneurship, Commercialisatio...

Makers Empire is being used by 350,000+ students and 6,500+ teachers

Makers Empire is being used by 350,000+ students and 6,500+ teachers

Makers Empire is being used by 350,000+ students and 6,500+ teacher...

Makers Empire again partners with Polar 3D for the GE Additive Program

Makers Empire again partners with Polar 3D for the GE Additive Program

For the second year, Makers Empire is again a key partner in the wo...

Mandi Dimitriadis, Director of Learning, is a finalist in the Winnovation Awards

Mandi Dimitriadis, Director of Learning, is a finalist in the Winnovation Awards

We’re proud to announce that Mandi Dimitriadis our awesome Director...

Macquarie University research shows compelling evidence of learning benefits for students

Macquarie University research shows compelling evidence of learning benefits for students

A new Australian university research study on makerspaces in primar...

New pilot to deliver 3D technology to 235 UAE primary schools

New pilot to deliver 3D technology to 235 UAE primary schools

Makers Empire is happy to announce a new partnership with Dubai-bas...

Jon Soong, CEO of Makers Empire a Winner at the Impact Awards

Jon Soong, CEO of Makers Empire a Winner at the Impact Awards

Jon Soong, CEO of Makers Empire is awarded a scholarship to the CEO...

Makers Empire launches new 3D game creator, Maze Mania, in the Game Zone

Makers Empire launches new 3D game creator, Maze Mania, in the Game Zone

Makers Empire launches new 3D game creator, Maze Mania, in the new ...

Makers Empire is #2 in Common Sense Education’s Best EdTech of 2018

Makers Empire is #2 in Common Sense Education’s Best EdTech of 2018

The editorial staff at highly regarded US media company, Common Sen...

2019
NSW Schools Join Together for Maker Pedagogy Network Project

NSW Schools Join Together for Maker Pedagogy Network Project

Following the successful 2017-2018 Macquarie University research pr...

Phase 4  of the 3D Printing Project in Schools With The SA Department for Education

Phase 4 of the 3D Printing Project in Schools With The SA Department for Education

The fourth year of this successful partnership between the Departme...

Celebrating 10 million maze runs in new Maze Mania game creator

Celebrating 10 million maze runs in new Maze Mania game creator

Makers Empire is celebrating 10 million maze runs by students in it...

Toyota Community Trusts Funds STEM project in Melbourne

Toyota Community Trusts Funds STEM project in Melbourne

Makers Empire is delighted to announce that the company has receive...

Denver Public School District Chooses Makers Empire

Denver Public School District Chooses Makers Empire

Denver Public Schools is teaming up with Makers Empire to help its ...

Makers Empire’s Teaching by Design Course endorsed by NESA

Makers Empire’s Teaching by Design Course endorsed by NESA

Makers Empire is delighted to announce that a new Makers Empire cou...

Makers Empire’s In App Design Thinking Competition Attracts 24,000 Entries

Makers Empire’s In App Design Thinking Competition Attracts 24,000 Entries

Every month, Makers Empire runs an in-app competition challenging s...

8 million designs made using Makers Empire 3D!

8 million designs made using Makers Empire 3D!

Students make 50,000 new 3D designs using Makers Empire every day.

Makers Empire used by 850,000 students and 16,000 teachers in 1,000 schools

Makers Empire used by 850,000 students and 16,000 teachers in 1,000 schools

Makers Empire is being used by 850,000+ students and 16,000+ teache...

Makers Empire and Adelaide University Deliver Prototyping with 3D Printing Course

Makers Empire and Adelaide University Deliver Prototyping with 3D Printing Course

Following their successful prototyping with 3D printing short cours...

State Finalist in Telstra Business Awards 2019

State Finalist in Telstra Business Awards 2019

We are thrilled that Makers Empire has been recognised as a State F...

Mandi Dimitriadis, Director of Learning at Makers Empire, Wins 2019 Winnovation Award

Mandi Dimitriadis, Director of Learning at Makers Empire, Wins 2019 Winnovation Award

We’re thrilled to announce that Mandi Dimitriadis, our wonderful Di...

Australian Office Moves to Lot 14 Innovation Hub

Australian Office Moves to Lot 14 Innovation Hub

We have moved into our new office at Lot 14 innovation hub, on the ...

Makers Empire awarded LeanLab Fellowship for research pilot in Kansas schools

Makers Empire awarded LeanLab Fellowship for research pilot in Kansas schools

Makers Empire is proud to announce that we’ve received a Lean...

Makers Empire Wins EduTech Asia’s Pitch Competition

Makers Empire Wins EduTech Asia’s Pitch Competition

Makers Empire was recently in Singapore for EduTech Asia, Asia̵...

8 West Melbourne Schools Celebrate STEM Learning funded by Toyota Community Trust

8 West Melbourne Schools Celebrate STEM Learning funded by Toyota Community Trust

Eight schools in Melbourne’s West recently came together for a Show...

2020
Makers Empire joins inaugural Eduspaze Program

Makers Empire joins inaugural Eduspaze Program

Makers Empire is delighted to join the inaugural Eduspaze program. ...

Makers Empire accredited by Education Alliance Finland for pedagogical quality

Makers Empire accredited by Education Alliance Finland for pedagogical quality

Makers Empire’s pioneering work has been recognised with certificat...

Father and daughter using a tablet device together at home

Makers Empire Launches Learning at Home Course

To support teachers, students and families currently experiencing s...

Makers Empire wins EdTech Digest’s Maker/DIY Solution 2020 Award!

Makers Empire wins EdTech Digest’s Maker/DIY Solution 2020 Award!

Makers Empire has is thrilled to announce that we have won the Make...

Makes Empire spatial reasoning study

Research Study shows Makers Empire Improves Students Spatial Reasoning Skills

The research study showed that students who used Makers Empire expe...

Makers Empire Partnering with UniSA on spatial reasoning, STEM research study

Makers Empire Partnering with UniSA on spatial reasoning, STEM research study

Makers Empire is participating in research with the University of S...

Makers Empire Recognised In HolonIQ’s Australia-NZ EdTech 50 List

Makers Empire Recognised In HolonIQ’s Australia-NZ EdTech 50 List

The HolonIQ Australia-New Zealand EdTech 50 recognises the most pro...

8 Sydney Schools Celebrate STEM Learning and Real-World Problem Solving with Makers Empire

8 Sydney Schools Celebrate STEM Learning and Real-World Problem Solving with Makers Empire

Eight Sydney schools recently came together for an online showcase ...

2021
Makers Empire Partnering with Synnex

Makers Empire Partnering with Synnex

Makers Empire has partnered with SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), an...

Makers Empire is Certified by the Educational App Store

Makers Empire is Certified by the Educational App Store

Makers Empire is pleased to announce our accreditation by the Educa...

Makers Empire Awarded Almost $300K Grant for MakeShop Program for Schools

Makers Empire Awarded Almost $300K Grant for MakeShop Program for Schools

Makers Empire is delighted to announce that we have been awarded al...

Sydney Catholic Schools Join Together for STEM Project with Makers Empire

Sydney Catholic Schools Join Together for STEM Project with Makers Empire

The Catholic STEM in Primary Schools 3D Printing Project encourages...

Makers Empire Hits 45 Million 3D Designs!

Makers Empire Hits 45 Million 3D Designs!

Makers Empire is thrilled to announce that we have hit 45 million d...

Makers Empire Partners with the Israel Ministry for Education for School Pilot

Makers Empire Partners with the Israel Ministry for Education for School Pilot

Makers Empire is delighted to announce a Ministry of Education scho...

Makers Empire partnering with the University of South Australia for Spatial Reasoning Research Project

Makers Empire partnering with the University of South Australia for Spatial Reasoning Research Project

Makers Empire is excited to be partnering with UniSA Education Futu...

Shortlisted for The HundrED’s Global Collection 2022

Shortlisted for The HundrED’s Global Collection 2022

Thrilled to announce that Makers Empire has been shortlisted for th...

Makers Empire Partnering with Andy Thomas Space Foundation

Makers Empire Partnering with Andy Thomas Space Foundation

The Andy Thomas Space Foundation (ATSF) and Makers Empire today ann...