Hi Kate, yes we read it before our submission and it did inspire some of the ideas (it's great and it's already in our inspired-by section), but we want to go beyond that by incorporating other non conventional methods of learning in education and by giving companies/organizations a role, not only to provide chances to students to work with them(as you mentioned), but to also contribute through conducting training sessions at the campus to the students along with its employees and get access to campus resources in return. It will broaden the spectrum of learners and increase the opportunities of learning for everyone involved.
Glad you liked the idea Jawad. I think it's a question targeted at the quality of the startups if I am not mistaken. As like any other city or country, over ninety percent of startups fail, and the startup ecosystem still has a long way to go, but many of the startups have been able to gain a lot of traction and raise considerable amounts of funding in recent times. But we don't see many hardware startups succeeding in Pakistan and that's where makerspaces such as ours can play their role.