IMPRIMAKER, one of the three finalists of the WeHubs Ideas Competition

By December 1, 2016FABulous, Projects

IMPRIMAKER has been identified as one of the three shortlisted finalists of the WeHubs Ideas Competition,the first European community connecting business ecosystems and providing them with mentoring tools to support women entrepreneurs in the digital sector. IMPRIMAKER is an ecommerce platform of smart and educational toys. In our webapp, your children will be able to design their own toys. We will manufacture them by 3D printing and send along with different electronic kits (LEDs, sensors, switches, controllers) and the manual of instructions to allow them a very easy assembly. At the end, each child gets his own unique smart toy.

STEAM education is entering the schools and homes (STEAM=Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). Children are being empowered as creators, not just consumers of technology. Different solutions to learn technology already exist. However, they are still quite expensive for a massive entry into the market, and most of them focus on just one technology (coding, robotics, electronics). A global solution doesn’t exist yet.

IMPRIMAKER allows “for the first time“ to design, customize and 3D print smart toys in a cost effective way. We have already successfully developed online 3D modeling tools, allowing children to easily create a toy from scratch or by customization of the shape and add-ons, including smart and interactive functionalities as illumination, movement, sensors or remote communication, making possible the “Internet of Toys”.

IMPRIMAKER has already launched the Beta version of the platform and the first sales are arriving!! We are promoting IMPRIMAKER with campaigns in social media (Facebook ads, Twitter, google adworks). We are also validating the tools with children and families in workshops on events as the European Maker’s Week, Mini Maker Faire Madrid, Maker Faire Bilbao, among others. Even more, IMPRIMAKER has recently been awarded as the “Best solution on Retail and Consumer Goods” in the Call For Best Solutions award on the “IN(3D)USTRY – From Needs to Solutions” fair hold in Barcelona (Spain) last June ’16. And IMPRIMAKER is also finalist in the prize “Innohogar” organized by Ouishare in collaboration with Leroy Merlin on the “OuiShare Fest” faire hold in Barcelona (Spain) in October ’16.