KIS International School Won “Ultimaker Education Challenge Apac 2017”



Bangkok – 31 January 2018 — Ultimaker together with Septillion company, leading 3D printing companies, announced and gave the prizes to the winners who won the “Ultimaker Education Challenge APAC 2017”. Mr. Vorawat Vadhanakovint, managing director of Septillion and Mrs. Kantaya Vadhanakovint, general manager of Septillion gave the prizes to the winner – Mr.Philip Toews from KIS International School, as witnessed with great pleasure by Mrs. Sally Holloway, the head of school and Mr. Michael Hirsch, secondary school principal.

The selected winners were given an Ultimaker 3D printer, eight colour spools, a comprehensive 3D printing training course, a certificate affirmed by 3D-printing specialists, a trophy, and an invitation to join the Ultimaker Pioneer Program from the United States.

“I was very honoured when I received the news that my ‘Board Game Pieces’ lesson won the ‘Ultimaker Education Challenge APAC 2017’. I firmly believe that my lesson will open up an exciting opportunity to students in the school. I am thrilled to be given this wonderful opportunity by Ultimaker and Septillion. I will definitely be able to use the excellent features of the Ultimaker 3 3D printer to bring out the creativity and skills of our students”, said Philip Towes, the representative of KIS school and the winner of the challenge.

Ultimaker supports creative and innovative educators who boldly pioneer new technology in the classroom and curate their inspiring lesson plans to share with other teachers using the Ultimaker Pioneer Program – Ultimaker’s own education platform. CEO Jos Burger explains: “We find it important to set the engineers, artists and designers of the future on the right path, and to support their learning along the way. We wish the winner the best of luck with their new Ultimaker 3D printer, which is a perfect accompaniment to developing key skills in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM).”


The Ultimaker APAC Education Challenge was open to educators in several Asia-Pacific countries, and winners were decided by a panel of distinguished judges such as Julia Haried, Co-founder of Maker Girl; Aric Rindfleisch, Executive Director of Illinois MakerLab, and Ruben Brandsma, Accessibility expert.


A leading 3D importer and distributor in Thailand, established in 2013, Septillion is the best-known 3D printer importer for the best high and premium quality at an affordable price. Over the years, Septillion has developed many top leading clients both in Thailand and Vietnam. At present Septillion is expanding its business to neighboring countries.