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Vision & Team

Vision, Mission, Values

MakerBay is an inclusive, industrious and innovative community of experts and novices, young and old, benevolent and entrepreneurs in the fields of arts, design, engineering and science.
Our vision is to develop a sustainable and prosperous civilisation through social and environmental impact.
Our mission is to provide education, awareness and empower makers with space, tools, community and services.
Our values are Integrity, Creativity, Resourcefulness, Openness.

When it comes to Maker Education, our priorities are: 

  1. Empathy for social and Environmental issues
  2. Curiosity, Collaboration, Perseverance
  3. Creativity with design and fabrication tools


#Invention #Design #Environment #Maker Education #Ocean #Robotics #Citizen #Open  #Impact #Entrepreneurship

Cesar Jung-Harada, Director

Cesar Jung-Harada is a French-Japanese Inventor, environmentalist and entrepreneur who is currently developing "Protei" – a revolutionary shape shifting sailing robot to explore and protect the ocean with open source technologies.

Cesar won the FastCompany 2015 Most Innovative 10 Companies in China title, StartMeUp HK Grand Award 2014, GOOD100 2014,Gulfstream Navigator Award 2012, TED Senior Fellow 2011, ARS Electronica Golden Nica [NEXT IDEA] (Austria) 2009. Cesar worked at MIT as project leader (USA), construction manager of the *iHub_ Nairobi (Kenya) used to teach Masters of “Design and Environment” at Goldsmiths University (UK). 

He holds an MA from Design Interactions Department at the Royal College of Arts London and an MA from ENSAD Paris.


#Partnerships #Social #Innovation #Textile #Environment #Consulting

Fiona Ching, Managing Director

Having worked in both non-governmental and private sector in the past 10 years, Fiona Ching is now bringing her experience from both worlds to help set up MakerBay. Before she moved back to Hong Kong in spring 2015, she was a sustainability consultant ofEnvironmental Resources Management (ERM) in London, and prior to that, she worked for the Red Cross in various international disaster reconstruction and risk reduction projects, including 2004 Tsunami and 2008 Sichuan earthquake reconstruction.  

Fiona has a MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London and a Bachelor Degree in Politics and Public Administration from the University of Hong Kong


#Programs #Education #Community #Marketing #Foodie

Aki Leung, Program Manager, Community Developer

Aki Leung is passionate about community empowerment. Before moving back to Hong Kong, Aki started her career in the nonprofit sector in the U.S.

Prior to joining MakerBay, Aki served as the Director of Programs at the Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE), where she led a wide range of civic engagement and leadership development programs. A community advocate and perpetual learner, Aki hopes to utilize her experience to help MakerBay thrive.

Aki received her degree in Communication Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In her spare time, you may spot Aki at a coffee shop getting her coffee fix or chatting away with a friend over good food.


#Administration #Community #Social #Environment #Impact

Charissa Yu, Administrator & Community Officer

Brought up in Hong Kong, having worked in private sector for 5 years, Charissa visions to create social and environmental impact in the community with her experience in Finance and administration by joining Makerbay.

She has a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Hong Kong Baptist University.





#Maker #Education #Biology #Open #Citizen #Science

Maria Li Lok Yee, Instructor and Citizen Science

Maria Li is a lifelong learner who are passionate about biotechnology, education, entrepreneurship, and making. 
In 2014, Maria joined the iGEM competition (synthetic biology) to genetically engineer bacteria that help people to lose weight. Her long-term goal is to become an inventor-educator so that she can combine her passion for research with her desire to teach and share knowledge with others. Currently, she is teaching in Holm Glad No.2 Primary School via the "Learning By Doing" (LBD) program on young maker education.
Maria received her degree in Applied Biology from the City University of Hong Kong (CityU). In her spare time, she will be working on her citizen science research in a biohacker group - DIYBIO Hong Kong


#Contemporary Art #Electronic #Woodwork 








Chloe Cheuk, Technician and Artist

Chloe Cheuk is an artist, she mainly focuses on the “structure of feeling” through exploring emotional connections with objects and mechanical devices;, She constructs allegories of relationality through the interiority of ready-mades objects. She believes that compassion is the key to connect with people peacefully and help us to create better no matter which field we are in.
She graduated from the School of Creative Media at City University of Hong Kong in 2012, and is now pursuing a MFA at Concordia University in Quebec, Canada.
Her solo exhibitions include “She, herself” (Things that can happen, Hong Kong, 2015); “After Blossom” (100ft. PARK, Hong Kong, 2015); “Every Every, Fuse:: A.I.R.” (Videotage, Hong Kong, 2015); “A Little Bit Different” (2015, ZHdK, Switzerland). She has participated in a number of group exhibitions, including LOOP Festival (2016, Barcelona, Spain); 16th Media Art Biennale WRO (2015, Wroclaw, Poland); Ars Electronica Centre (2014-2015, Linz, Austria) and International Symposium of Electronic Art (2014, Dubai, UAE). She is the recipient of the Special Mention Award at the 19th ifva Festival (Interactive Media Category) in 2014. Cheuk currently lives and works in Hong Kong, trying to gain more life experiences and looking forward to meeting different people who are passionate and crazy about creating. You may check out her works at


Paul Whelan

#Design #Digital Fabrication #Rapid Prototyping #Composite #Motorsports 



Paul Whelan, Designer and Fabricator

Paul is a designer and maker from Ireland with a passion for innovative sustainable design.

Prior to joining Makerbay Paul worked as a data analyst within the financial services sector before founding design Studio Verdigrie, specializing in design and fabrication for motorsports, film and stage.
Paul has a bachelors degree in product design from the Dublin institute of Technology.







Instructors, Fabricators & Volunteers

MakerBay is constantly of people who make things and people who like to facilitate technical and cultural activities. Please get in touch to join our team! 
If you are interested in teaching specific classes / workshop / lead a field trip, get in touch too :)





“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

— Rob Siltanen