Shenzhen Open Innovation Lab | 深圳开放创新实验室
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Shenzhen Open Innovation Lab (SZOIL), established by SIDA and Maker Collider,is a space and platform for worldwide makers to communicate and cooperate. SZOIL is also the first Fab Lab in Shenzhen authorized by MIT CBA as a research and development partner of FabLab 2.0.
SZOIL embodies four functions including Fab Lab promotion and FabLab 2.0 research and development, innovation and entrepreneur education courses for makers, global maker service platform, and industry chain collaboration service. The lab dedicates in exploring the issues and developing solutions to connect the massive production ecosystem to small hardware startups so as to promote the international standing of Shenzhen in the development of digital intelligent hardware and manufacturing and build a future intelligent hardware Silicon Valley by combining new open source method and current manufacturing system in Shenzhen.

What we do

SZOIL is a space and platform for worldwide makers to communicate and cooperate.

Fab Lab Establishment and Solution

Innovation and Entrepreneur Education Courses

Global Maker Service Platform

Industrial Chain Collaboration Service

Team Introduction

Team Members

David Li


As the pioneer who pays close attention to the maker movem, David Li has been committed to promoting the development of Chinese makers and the transformation of innovative products since 2010.

Shirley Feng


Shirley Feng is honored as the “industrial design promoter” and “maker promoter”, who is the pioneer of Chinese creative industry and the executer of building the Shenzhen into “City of Design“.

Vicky Xie

Global Cooperation Director

Carbon Sun

Project Manager

Ben Chen

Training Director

Abby Liu


Wang Ciel

Makers Tutor

Felix Ma

Technical Engineer

Consultant Team

Neil Gershenfeld

Founder of Fablab

Professor of CBA of MIT

Professor Neil Gershenfeld is the founder of Fab Lab and the professor of CBA of MIT. His special Lab creates the molecular quantum computer and music instrument of famous artists, which breaks through the boundary of digital and the physical world.

Lyn Jeffery

Director of the Institute for the Future

Lyn Jeffery is the director of the Institute for the Future and cultural anthropologist. She got her doctor’s degree in anthropology in University of California Santa Cruz, published many IFTF research reports as co-author.

Silvia Lindtner

Professor of the Information School of University of Michigan

Silvia is the associate professor of the Information School of University of Michigan, and she is devoted to the DIY maker culture especially the connecting of maker and the “Made in China” as well as the development of creative industry.

Contact Us

Address: Room 531-532, Building B4, Funian Square, Shihua Road, Sino-Finnish Design Park, Futian Bonded Zone, Shenzhen

TEL:+86 755 23943682


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