Zero2Maker Workshop

A Transformational Workshop in Ideation, Design, Making, and Presentation.

6 & 7 Feb 2019
EnCube Fablab, Gandhinagar


Self Efficacy, the confidence to face unknown challenges, is a key attribute for entrepreneurs but it also accelerates progress for students or professionals. It can be built through controlled interventions that expose students to an unknown subject matter, build resilience to learn from failures, and expand their zone of competence.


Ideas are at the core of innovation. Working in teams to create diverse ideas rapidly is a skill that anyone can learn and master. By realizing that unconventional thinking and ideas can be used to solve problems in unfamiliar subjects, students build confidence to take on tough, real-world challenges. The industry has shown, most disruptive ideas in any field are not created by experts, but newcomers.


Every student learns design of mechanical parts, electronic systems, and software in this workshop. Through the design and printing of 3D parts, designing and programming microcontrollers, and fabricating an operating product in two days, the student builds resilience to failure. The student is constantly taken out of her comfort zone to learn new topics.


The ability to clearly present one’s ideas is key to progressing in academics or work. Every student will learn to pitch their ideas in public. They will learn to make short movies to convey complex ideas, create presentations slides and present in front of mentors and experts


Prof. Rajesh Nair is an inventor, product designer, and entrepreneur with more than 25 years experience in multiple startups in Massachusetts, USA. Currently, he is in his new teaching role as Professor of Practice in Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Asia School of Business, a collaboration with MIT-Sloan, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Visiting Scholar at MIT.

His research in developing ways to catalyze innovators and entrepreneurs in rural communities from the ground up has established that, with the right kind of exposure and training, average individuals can develop self-efficacy a key factor in developing entrepreneurial attitudes and skills irrespective of aptitude, prior training or exposure.

He has created a unique four-step process ‘Zero 2 Maker’ – a framework and curriculum for developing entrepreneurs.

With this process as the foundation, he has conducted transformational workshops on Fabrication, Innovation and Entrepreneurship around the world.

He holds 13 US patents. He received Master degrees in Engineering & Management (MIT, USA), Manufacturing Engineering (UMass, Amherst, USA) and Electronic Product Design (IISc,India). He holds Bachelor degrees in Physics (Kerala, India), and Electronics & Communications Engineering (IISc,India).

About EnCube Labs

EnCube Labs is a social enterprise with the mission of creating one lakh entrepreneurs in India in the next ten years. We conduct workshops in nurturing students through the method Prof. Nair has created. We reach out to rural and underprivileged communities to create the change that we believe is needed to transform the nation from the bottom up with changes in mindset and skillset. We offer workshops in creating Makers, Innovators, and Entrepreneurs.

EnCube FabLab, a maker lab, was created in Gujarat to meet our mission of incubating entrepreneurs for the future of India


EnCube FabLab

B 101, First floor B wing Vinayak Riverside
Opp Shanti Botanica Nr GUDA Swarnim Hall,
BAPS Road, Raisan Village,
Gandhinagar, Gujarat 382421

Phone: 090330 04450

Registration Link ( Limited Seats )

Inaugural Offer Cost of Workshop 
Actual Cost 10000 INR 
Price 2000 INR would charge for material and Meal cost.

We are providing Scholarship for deserving students Contact Dhruv Saidava – 9033004450 for more details after registration.

This entire workshop is free for girls.

9 am to 6 pm

The lab is open from 6 to 9 PM for participants who want to continue their work.


Selected Participants

Sr No Full Name School / College / Organization
1 Tej Patel Kendriya Vidylaya No 1, Gandhinagar
2 Sat Jitendrakumar Patel SVNIT, Surat
3 Sadat Suhas VGEC
4 Abhi Patel SAL
5 Sahil Shah Nand Vidhya Niketan
6 Patel Kaustubh N School of Engineering and Applied science Ahmedabad
7 Patel Tatsat N CK pithawala college of engineering surat
8 Roopam shukla Vishwakarma govt. Engineering college.
9 Kalaap Bhagat Shanti Asiatic School
10 Kushi Saidava Asia School , Ahmedabad
11 Hirva Patel Narayan School, Gurugram , Haryana