Tell us about your business – sell yourself!

We’ve developed Moti-Lab over the last few years – an interactive “pop up” laboratory to help teach young children lots of different Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths or STEM concepts. It’s a simple but effective system of magnetic gutters, wheels and switches that allows for scientific investigation and exploration using water balls or anything else that flows.

Moti-lab is for all children between 2-11. At the lower academic end/age it can be used for multi-sensory learning and learning through play but as age and ability grows Moti-Lab can be used to investigate increasingly complex and scientific and mathematical concepts.

It’s all about allowing the kids to investigate and discover the answers to challenge themselves- rather than being taught in the usual manner. It’s a really intuitive and interactive system and most of all it makes learning STEM subjects loads of fun- what children don’t love to pay with water and magnets?

What gave you the idea for your business?

The idea came from my background in designing interactive landscapes for kids – we’d build simplistic “Waterwalls”. Children have a natural affinity with water, combined with the properties of water itself, this allows for huge learning potential.

There’s a huge problem with children disengaging with science at a young age leading to major problems such as a shortage of STEM qualified workforce, so by making science fun and engaging-especially for those not necessarily academic children Moti-Lab aims to inspire children to take STEM subjects further in their career.

Who are your customers and how are you targeting them?

We designed Moti-Lab for any academic setting and to be used with all children. It’s great for Special Educational Needs as it promotes multi-sensory learning and can be used for specialist therapies- especially with autistic children. It’s also great for Early Years because it promotes all the characteristics of effective learners, learning through play. We have also developed loads of fun learning resources for Key Stages 1 and 2, making it a valuable whole school resource.

Currently, we are setting up a network of beacon schools across the country and abroad with the aim to make Moti-Lab a collaborative effort with teachers and children. We have lots of exciting ideas already in the pipeline all to help make STEM fun and exciting to both learn and teach.

How can people get in touch with you?

Phone: 0114 221 6268



Twitter: @Moti_Lab