Zero2Maker program introduces school children (10-18 years of age) to creativity, technology, design and making, and communication skills.
The primary goal of the program is to boost self-efficacy and self-learning abilities. The program uses practical application of STEAM (design, mechanical design, electrical system design, coding and fabrication) to inspire students to create solutions for problems and learn how to monetize their innovation. These students, in turn, attract and mentor new members from the school community to follow the same path. They help create an ecosystem, that enables students build confidence and competence.
The Maker program includes a series of expert sessions on the design of products, problem definition, solution ideation, and identifying value in the problems identified. The sessions guide students through the innovation process using hands-on activities adjacent to their current zone of competence. The program is designed around controlled failures to stimulate discussions, analysis, and mastery.
Zero2maker in Action
Mysore, L&T Campus
The Zero2Entreprenuer program focuses on helping young adults (18 years and older) from different backgrounds develop an entrepreneurial mindset and skillset and build nurturing ecosystems around them.
The goal is to create a critical mass of early entrepreneurs and build supportive ecosystems to make this movement self-sustainable. The focus is to build economies from the bottom-up, especially in overlooked sectors and communities, where top-down investment may be lacking, encouraging local communities to grow organically with their members.
The program puts participants through the critical Pre-entrepreneur training process to build entrepreneurship skills and attitudes and lay the foundation for building a thriving community of entrepreneurs. Creating the ecosystem is an ongoing process and an extremely rewarding one. On average, it takes 3 to 5 years for the ecosystem to mature, but results have been shown from the first year.
Zero2Entrepreneur in Action
EnCube Labs delivers research-based youth development strategies designed to help leaders drive productivity, inclusivity, and growth. The current research program to study the resilience of entrepreneurs during the pandemic called EntREsilience (entresilience.com), is conducted with partners like the Imperial College London, De La Salle University (Manila), Mahidol University (Bangkok), Malaysia Global Innovation Centre (MaGIC), and Wuhan University.
Other current research programs at EnCube Labs focus on instructional methods to develop the skillset and attitudes of the youth to take on entrepreneurship and studying the impact of mentors in creating ecosystems and transforming communities.