Established in 2014, the Imperial College Advanced Hackspace (ICAH) has helped transform the ideation

and prototyping landscape for students and staff at the College.Every individual at Imperial College is an
automatic member of ICAH and this membership is drawn from all of the College’s faculties i.e.
Engineering, Natural Sciences, Medicine and the Business School. In addition to this core group of
stakeholders, ICAH also engages with commercial organisations – from micro-companies ams SMEs, to
OEMs and the local communities.

Mission Statement

  • ICAH’s mission is to make it easier for anyone at, or associated with Imperial College, to make anything!
  • To build a community of like-minded makers and experimenters. Made up from a diverse set of user groups – students, staff, Hackers-in- Residence and the Hackspace Fellows themselves - the community will support, respect and inspire each other at every opportunity.
  • All ICAH spaces will promote Health and Safety hand-in- hand with the College’s defined H&S guidelines and protocols. The community will observe observe these guidelines in their work.

What is a Hacker in Residence?

A Hacker in Residence is a user or member of the Hackspace that has been given special privileges within the Hackspace in return for additional support on other users projects. They are normally individuals that have a project that they are working on, have experience or expertise in a particular field or makers that would not normally have access to the facilities at the Imperial College Advanced Hackspace.


How do I become a Hacker in Residence?

In order to join the program we need to arrange a short interview to find out a little bit more about you and what you want to achieve during your time with us and what support we can offer you.

If your application is successful we will supply you with a small amount of paperwork that will need to be completed in order to continue, this includes; a plan of work and short project abstract; the Hacker in Residence MOU; Dyson Scool Casual worker Agreement and a Pay8A HR form.

If you are interested in becoming a Hacker in Residence you can get in touch with us at