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Makers Empire 3D Learning Program

Teach Design & Technology curriculum with the world's easiest to use 3D design app for K-8.

Develop primary, elementary and middle school children’s creative confidence and design thinking skills with the world’s most fun and easy to use 3D Design and Technology program. Makers Empire is an all-in-one solution for teachers to effectively plan, teach and assess students' work against international Design & Technology and engineering curriculum using 3D design and 3D printing.

HundrED 2022


HundrED has selected this innovation to

HundrED 2022

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Target group
April 2021
"I never get tired of the excitement I feel when I see a student’s face light up with the self-belief that they can solve problems and make a difference."

About the innovation

Why did you create this innovation?

To help students develop their creative, critical thinking, problem-solving and collaboration skills and an innovation mindset.

To help teachers teach STEM in a fun & engaging way via a 3D design app.

To support teachers with the tools, resources, professional development & training so they can effectively plan & teach Design & Technology and Engineering curriculum and assess student work.

What does your innovation look like in practice?

Makers Empire is a fun and easy to use 3D Design & Technology program to support primary, elementary and middle school teachers in effectively implementing STEM and international Design & Technology curriculum.

Teachers use our pioneering tools and resources:
1) Makers Empire 3D Software - students use the Makers Empire 3D app created for 5-12 YO children as an immersive, fun and safe learning environment.
2) Makers Empire Teacher Dashboard - teachers access the Teacher Dashboard for 150+ lesson plans, professional development, class management and assessment tools.
3) Custom professional development courses for enhanced learning opportunities (optional)

Our innovation works. A 12-month Macquarie University research study into primary school makerspaces revealed that Makers Empire can be highly effective at developing children’s creativity, critical thinking, design thinking and digital skills. See

How has it been spreading?

We work primarily with schools. We have partnered with education departments, ministries and sponsors for rollouts to groups of 200+ schools in Australia, the USA and the UAE. Rolling out to large groups helps create sustainable & scalable networks and systemic change.

We have partnered with universities, research groups and organisations to collect data showing evidence of our impact on learning outcomes. Makers Empire has also received numerous accreditations, awards and endorsements from education and Edtech organisations.

Makers Empire helps 29,000+ educators teach Design Thinking and STEM using 3D design and printing to 2,400,000 students in 51 countries around the world. Students have created more than 50 million designs using Makers Empire - that's 100,000 new designs each day!

If I want to try it, what should I do?

Educator? Sign up for a free 2-month teacher trial to experience both the Makers Empire 3D design app and the Makers Empire Teacher Dashboard's tools and resources with your students at

Parent or student? To download the free Makers Empire 3D app visit your usual app store or Makers Empire works on all devices.

Impact & scalability

HundrED Academy Reviews

The program has already been implemented in 51 countries and it invites educators to sign up for a free 2-month teacher trial to experience the Makers Empire 3D design app and the Makers Empire Teacher Dashboard's tools and resources with students.

Student exposure to 3D design from early ages promotes confidence in math ability as well as visual perception skills. This is a fun way to learn and socialise that results in a physical product.

- Academy member
Academy review results
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Implementation steps

Sign up for a free two-month trial

Teacher, administrator or school leader? Visit and sign up for a free two-month trial.

Request a custom quote

Visit to request your custom quote today.

Download the free Makers Empire 3D app

Want to give the app a try? Visit and get Makers Empire's powerful but easy to use 3D design app today.

Educator? Sign up for a free, two-month trial and gain access to the Teacher's Dashboard with professional development, lesson plans, and assessment tools.

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