Maker Fest Vadodara is organized by Yuvalay Electronics Lab, an initiative of Yuvalay Charitable Trust. The event is co-hosted with the Faculty of Technology, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda.
Provide a platform to nourish grass root innovation and bring to light those who are creating something new and useful that solves real-world problems, thereby enabling an environment where people develop the capacity to generate their own livelihood and be self-employed in this era of start-ups and individual endeavours.
Through sustained efforts we wish to help foster a culture of innovation and contribute towards our dream of building a better and advanced nation.
Asha Jadeja – the lady who started Maker Fest in India.
“Our vision is to catalyze innovation and entrepreneurship in India at the grassroots level. I’ve attended the California Maker Faire with my children for many years so I’ve seen the impact it can have. Maker Faires are filled with people like you and me who are just making things at home and when they get the chance to share their projects and find collaborators, great new products and companies emerge. We hope this will be the first of many events, and that Maker Fest will spread across India to showcase makers, tinkerers, and do-ers of every stripe.” – Asha Jadeja
About the Organizer
Yuvalay E-Lab, an initiative of Yuvalay Charitable Trust, aims to provide people with a platform to convert their ideas into reality. At Yuvalay E-Lab we believe in a community-based knowledge sharing where people with knowledge in different areas learn from each other. Anyone can come here and work on a DIY project, learn how things work, or create something entirely new! To facilitate this, the lab has been equipped with various tools and equipment and organize regular technical workshops. Additionally, the lab also offers community support. These community members constitute of people from all walks of life, including students, experts, professionals, mentors and belong to various backgrounds like science, music, engineering and arts. Apart form this, workshops, expert talks and meetups are also organized at the lab.
Yuvalay Charitable Trust also runs “Individual Development Centre” with an aim to transform the youth to be winners in their personal as well as professional lives. It helps the youth to be equipped with the skills required for developing their overall personality through the medium of Trainings, Workshops, One on One Counselling and Industrial Visits.
India's internationally renowned The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (1949) has blossomed from the Baroda College (1881) which is one of the oldest centres of learning in western India. MSU is the only state University with a residential, unitary character having English as sole medium of instruction with more than 1200 well-qualified faculty members and 1500 administrative staff to facilitate the learning of more than 35000 students having cosmopolitan life on campus.
The Faculty of Technology and Engineering as it stands today formed along with the establishment of the Maharaja Sayajirao University in 1949 is an outgrowth of what was popularly known as the "Kala Bhavan Technical Institute" (KBTI) established in June 1890 by his late Highness The Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III of Baroda state. In May 1990, it completed 100 years of glorious services for the cause of Technical Education.