Inqui-Lab Foundation

Where Every Child Creates

The education system has a vacuum for students to engage with real world problems and design solutions around it. At Inqui-Lab, we introduce interventions in classrooms which bank on children’s creativity and inquisitiveness and help them design solutions around some contextual real-world problems. Inqui-Lab Foundation aims to awaken the creativity in every child by nurturing a culture of creativity, design and innovation in schools. We wish to incorporate this as an expected and essential part of a student’s educational experience.

“Our education has got to be revolutionised. The brain must be educated through the hand. If I were a poet, I could write poetry on the possibilities of the five fingers... Those who do not train their hands, who go through the ordinary rut of education, lack ‘music’ in their life. All their faculties are not trained...” - M.K. Gandhi
"The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence"
"You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water"
"Don't limit a child to your own learning for he was born in another time"- Rabindranath Tagore

Our Vision

Inqui-Lab aims to nurture a culture of creativity, design and innovation among the educational community.

Our Mission

Design platforms and interventions that transform student learning spaces into places of creativity, design and innovation

Our Reach (2016-2018)

28 Schools

1350 Children

3000+ Design Submissions

350+ Prototypes

Meet some of our Young Innovators

Scroll through some of our student innovations and catch glimpses of few of our projects and activities

We offer customized workshops for both middle to high school students and educators. A workshop structure is usually as follows:

a. Design & Innovation

b. Ideation

c. Making Activities

The Innovation Cycles Program is a long term program in classrooms. Through theme based units, students engage in

a. 5- Step Design Process

b. Skill building activities

Innovation Toolkit (Pilot Mode)

A long term program to build a culture of innovation and design thinking in schools. This program is currently being piloted at Sri Siddhartha School (Hyderabad).

Low Cost Maker Spaces (Pilot Mode)

We set up Low Cost Maker Spaces in schools and partner organizations. It provides basic materials to design, make, prototype, and test ideas.

This is being piloted at Mantra 4 Change (Bangalore).