We've been chosen as a finalist for the Google UK Global Impact Awards with nine other innovative social enterprises from the UK.
MAKLab already offers access to some extraordinary technologies to ordinary people so that they can realise their ideas through 3d printing, we've been supporting young entrepreneurs, inventors and start-up creative businesses from Glasgow's Lighthouse building for over a year now.
Winning the Global Impact Challenge would mean that MAKLab could expand their concept across the UK to four other cities including London, Newcastle, Edinburgh & Aberdeen.
It would mean training up to 600 young people to use advanced creative digital fabrication technologies helping them to start their own businesses over the next three years, we think this is crucial given that is almost one million unemployed 16-25 year olds currently in the UK.
From today, you are invited to vote for MAKLAB at the Global Impact Challenge Website (VOTE HERE).
With one of the awards being decided by the public, every vote counts.
The ballot closes on Friday 31st May at 11:59 p.m. BST.
A panel including Sir Richard Branson, Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Jilly Forster, as well as Google’s Matt Brittin and Jacquelline Fuller, will choose three awardees and also reveal the public’s fan favourite choice at an event at Google’s UK headquarters on Monday 3rd June 2013.