A Brighton based 3D printing company that develops mobile controlled robots to teach people how to design and code their own internet connected products, has been named one of the 50 most creative companies in the UK by the national body, Creative England at a gala event at Google HQ in London.
The list of companies, known as the CE50, is compiled each year to showcase businesses that will have a disruptive impact on the creative sector over the next 12 months.
The event was attended by UK Government Minister for Culture, Ed Vaizey, Facebook’s UK Director, Steve Hatch and Karen Blackett OBE, Chief Executive of Mediacom.
MakerClub are the first 3D printing and electronics company to make the list and ended up actually presenting at the ceremony, where they talked about the importance of developing a ‘nation of makers’.
This really highlights how far 3D printing has come in the last few years. It’s now being recognised as a fully creative medium and we’re absolutely thrilled to be holding the baton for the UK
MakerClub have been running for 18 months, developing products like Quadcopters, mobile controlled racing cars and robotic arms. These are all 3D printable and allow users to learn 3D design, coding and electronics as they build the products, all from within their internet browser.
CEO of MakerClub, Simon Riley said: “This really highlights how far 3D printing has come in the last few years. It’s now being recognised as a fully creative medium and we’re absolutely thrilled to be holding the baton for the UK. It’s great that Creative England has seen how skills like coding, 3D Design and electronics will be so important for the creative economy over the next 10 years.”
Creative England has previously partnered with global brands like Microsoft, The Walt Disney Company, Playstation, BBC, Channel 4 and Entertainment One. The creative economy is worth over £79.6b illion to the UK each year.