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Case Western Think[box] http://engineering.case.edu/thinkbox/

Boulder Colorado Spark http://sparkboulder.com/

Cornell POP shop http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2012/07/popshop-helps-budding-entrepreneurs

Innovation centers, incubators, makerspaces, design schools

This page is a list of links to university and private innovation centers and business incubators and to a variety of makerspaces

US Universities

UW-Madison Morgridge Rapid Protyping Center http://prototype.wisc.edu/

UW Madison Internet of Things Lab http://uwiotlab.wordpress.com/about/

University of Maryland Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship http://innovation.umd.edu/, http://www.eip.umd.edu/

Texas A&M Engineering Innovation Center http://engineering.tamu.edu/easa/areas/enrichment/eic/

University of Chicago Innovation Exchange - https://innovation.uchicago.edu/page/chicago-innovation-exchange?msource=PSD2010

Gateway Technical College Fab Lab https://www.gtc.edu/wedd/industrial-design-fab-lab

Purdue Artisan and Fabrication Lab (AFL) https://engineering.purdue.edu/aflapps/

University of Southern Califormia Undergraduate Innovation center http://vsi2.usc.edu/ and Fabrication lab http://viterbi.usc.edu/students/undergrad/research/fablab/

Nuvention at Northwestern http://fcei.northwestern.edu/curriculum/nuvention/index.html

Harvard Innovation Lab http://ilab.harvard.edu/

Duke University Innovation Co-lab https://colab.duke.edu/

Lawrence University Innovation and Entrepreneurship program https://www.lawrence.edu/academics/programs/node/1744

Georgia Tech version of Garage Physics and Invention Studio http://inventionstudio.gatech.edu/about/. "Creativity, invention, and innovation are values championed as central pillars of engineering education. However, university environments fostering the kinds of open-ended design- build projects that embody these values are uncommon and, to the extent that they do exist, are underutilized. The Invention Studio, a free-to-use, 3,000 square-foot maker space and culture at the Georgia Institute of Technology, is such an environment. There, 500 student users per month hang out, create things, meet, and mentor each other for at least 25 courses as well as independent projects. The Invention Studio is managed and maintained by an undergraduate student group with support from the university. Herein, we describe the motivation, organization, facilities, outreach, safety, funding, and challenges as well as its primary uses and impacts on student users. These facilities, infrastructure, and cultural transformation are demonstrating the value and sustainability of hands-on, design- build education to stimulate innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship in engineering undergraduates." (The Invention Studio: A university maker space and culture." Craig Forest, Georgia Institute of Technology, NCIIA 2014 San Jose) ( watch mini presentation http://nciia.org/open_minis/ at minute 27)

North Carolina state Garage and proposed innovation center http://ei.ncsu.edu/garage/

Stanford Fablab http://tltl.stanford.edu/ https://tltl.stanford.edu/projects

MIT Fablab to make anything http://fab.cba.mit.edu/about/faq/

MIT innovation initiatives http://campustechnology.com/articles/2015/03/12/mit-shares-progress-on-innovation-initiative.aspx and http://campustechnology.com/articles/2014/08/07/report-sets-out-to-redefine-future-of-mits-education.aspx

Colorado University Innovation Hyperlab http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/MAR12/Session/Q37.3, http://clas.ucdenver.edu/deansNotes/spotlight/tagg%27s_innovation_hyperlab_the_focus_of_entrepreneurship_programs__

U. Penn Ed. Tech Incubator http://campustechnology.com/articles/2013/10/31/u-penn-school-of-ed-launches-education-tech-incubator.aspx?=CTNU

University of Florida Innovation Academy http://innovationacademy.aa.ufl.edu/message-from-the-director.aspx

University of Florida Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation http://warrington.ufl.edu/centers/cei/

Santa Fe College Center for Innovation and Economic Development http://www.sfcollege.edu/cied/, http://www.sfcollege.edu/cied/incubator/

Florida Innovation Hub http://www.floridainnovationhub.ufl.edu/

LeHigh http://www4.lehigh.edu/news/newsarticle.aspx?Channel=%2FChannels%2FNews+2013&WorkflowItemID=2c0dbb0d-3212-4303-bea2-5722d55f8239

Milwaukee School of Engineering Rapid Prototyping Center http://www.rpc.msoe.edu/machines.php

Virginia Tech Dreams Lab http://www.dreams.me.vt.edu/

Pittsburg Human Engineering Research Lab http://www.herl.pitt.edu/research. "The Human Engineering Research Labs (HERL) are often referred to as an innovators’ playground by developing trainees and seasoned professionals alike. HERL boasts a 40,000 square-foot space including 15,000 sq ft of open lab space and a 10,000 sq ft machine shop with state-of-the-art machining, welding, rapid prototyping and electronics design and fab- rication facilities and equipment. What makes this space special is the inclusive environment that it creates—all spaces are communal, meaning no space is principal investigator specific, and fully accessible for persons with disabilities. There are classroom spaces amidst the lab and machining equipment to optimize experiential learning opportunities. The lab is equal parts innovation- and training-driven, allowing everyone from high school interns to undergraduate researchers to graduate fellows to high school science teachers to military veterans to learn the fundamentals of user-centered rehabilitation engineering design." (Innovating for People with Disabilities, John Pearlman and Mary Goldberg, University of Pittsburgh, NCIIA 2014 San Jose)

Yale Center for Engineering Innovation and Design, http://ceid.yale.edu/about-us/what-is-the-ceid/

"In 2009, the faculty of the Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science created a strategic plan for advancing the school, with one of the three goals of the plan being to advance the culture of engineering on the Yale campus. Central to this goal was the cre- ation of the Yale Center for Engineering Innovation and Design, a new 8,500 square foot space for instruction, fabrication and assembly to support curricular and extracurricular design activities. This paper details the concept for the center, its design and outfitting, and the success of the first year of operation in 2012-13. The paper discusses the princi- ples that guided the design of the center, the collaboration of colleagues at and beyond Yale to plan it, the creation of a community of design enthusiasts who actively use it, and the ways in which it advances the culture of engineering at Yale."(Designing the Yale Center for Engineering Innovation and Design Vincent Wilczynski, Yale University, NCIIA 2014 San Jose) http://nciia.org/open/presentation/designing-the-yale-center-for-engineering-innovation-and-design/

University of Massachusetts Lowell - http://www.uml.edu/Innovation-Entrepreneurship/

UMass Lowell, Middlesex Community College, Merrimack College, and Northern Essex Community College: Merrimack valley Sandbox, http://merrimackvalleysandbox.org/catalyst-programs-2/catalyst-programs/

Rice Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen http://oedk.rice.edu/about (description at http://nciia.org/open_minis/ slide to minute 19)

UC Berkeley Design and Engineering Collaborative and Student Hub for Engineering Design, an open space for ideas http://dec.berkeley.edu/

University of Texas at Arlington Fab lab https://www.fablabs.io/utafablab

Carnegie Melon Integrated Innovation Institute http://www.cmu.edu/integrated-innovation/

CMU's Integrative Design Arts and Technology (IDeATe) Network will launch in fall 2014. The university is introducing eight interdisciplinary minors that provide undergraduates the opportunity to learn through collaborative maker experiences in 30 new studio-based courses. Many of the courses will be taught in the new IDeATe@Hunt Collaborative Making Facility. http://ideate.cmu.edu/

UCSC Open Lab http://openlabresearch.com/

Cogswell Polytechnical College http://www.cogswell.edu/

Dayton University (Keen) initiative https://www.udayton.edu/engineering/initiatives/e-week/index.php

Lawrence Technilogical University (KEEN) http://www.ltu.edu/entrepreneurship/keen.asp

Penn State entrepreneurship (Keen) http://www.sedtapp.psu.edu/entrepreneurship/index.php

Cal Poly http://cie.calpoly.edu/

Case Western Think[box] http://engineering.case.edu/thinkbox/

Boulder Colorado Spark http://sparkboulder.com/

Cornell POP shop http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2012/07/popshop-helps-budding-entrepreneurs

International universities

University of Toronto http://criticalmaking.com/

Talks and news

NCIIA conference on entrepreneurship in higher ed http://nciia.org/open/schedule/today/?tribe-bar-date=2014-03-21

Pitch for learning lab/FabLab at school (Paulo Blikstein, http://www.blikstein.com/paulo/) in 21st century http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylhfpDAniqM

CalTEch MAKEaTHON http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqF_mfbF6Kk

Tex A&M MAKEaTHON http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=293KKDBHGc0

MIT Museum http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSeHgyUbCZU&hd=1

A talk on the place for Makerspaces in higher education that mentions UW Madison Garage Physics http://www.educause.edu/eli/events/eli-annual-meeting/2013/case-campus-makerspace

Hackerspace challenge http://www.element14.com/community/groups/the-great-global-hackerspace-challenge

Redesigning Education: Building Schools for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (and Art) (STEAM not STEM) http://www.fastcompany.com/1656067/redesigning-education-building-schools-science-technology-engineering-and-math

Connected learning http://www.makesummer.org/about

Summary of Fablab 2012 with links http://makerspace.com/maker-news/fablearn-2012-digital-fabrication-in-education-conference

Fritzing, an open-source hardware initiative to support designers, artists, researchers and hobbyists to work creatively with interactive electronics. http://fritzing.org/

K12 http://fablearn.stanford.edu/2013/program/

Makerspaces and innovation centers

University Business Incubator Index Global Top List 2013 http://ubiindex.com/global-top-list-2013/


Wisonsin Institute for Discovery Rapid Prototyping Center http://prototype.wisc.edu/contact

Sector67 http://www.sector67.org/

Makerspace: Madison Public Library sees innovation centers as a key part of its future

Read more: http://host.madison.com/news/local/writers/pat_schneider/makerspace-madison-public-library-sees-innovation-centers-as-a-key/article_3f8e9334-4d39-11e2-a1e0-001a4bcf887a.html#ixzz2ciuPhgFH


Whitewater http://www.whitewatermakerspace.org/#

Appleton (Fox Valley Technical College)

Oshkosh (Fox Valley Technical College, site #2)

Menomonie (University of Wisconsin-Stout)

Stoughton (Stoughton High School)


Chicago Public Library 'Maker Space': Branch To Open Lab With 3-D Printers, Laser Cutters & More http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/19/chicago-public-library-maker-space_n_3466732.html, http://cplmakerlab.wordpress.com/2013/07/10/maker-lab-launches/

Ann Arbor http://maker-works.com/wordpress/

NASA Research Park Singularity Lab http://singularityu.org/labs/

Sacramento Hacker Lab http://hackerlab.org/


Fablab Nuerberg http://www.fablab-nuernberg.de/

Fab Lab International http://www.fablabinternational.org

Global Fablab network http://cucfablab.org/about-champaign-urbana-community-fab-lab/global-fab-lab-network

General list of hackerspaces http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/List_of_Hacker_Spaces

Libraries as makerspaces http://www.unr.edu/nevada-today/news/2012/3d-copier

Student org http://ncsu.orgsync.com/org/openhardwaremakerspace

Makerspace resources http://ncsu.orgsync.com/org/openhardwaremakerspace/Resources

Innovation Africa http://imaginationforpeople.org/fr/search/?tags=innovation

Maker Faire http://makerfaire.com/

Open source hardware association http://www.oshwa.org/sharing-best-practices/

Key words

  • • Arduino Visual Programming - Learn to program without worrying about syntax • Backyard Brains - learn about neuroscience through electrophysiology experiments • Original and Ostrich Egg-Bot Kits- developed by Bruce Shapiro after teaching his "Bits to Bytes to Bots" course • Fab Labs - Global lab network of loaned fabrication equipment from MIT • Hack a Day - Links and descriptions of individual technological projects • Hackerspaces - Directory of places for working on projects with other people • Instructables - Contests and instructions for creative projects, from crafts to technology • Inventables - Source of high-end materials in small quantities • Kickstarter - Crowd-sourced funding for creative projects and technology • Makerspace - DARPA-funded project to bring hands-on technology to students • MAKE Magazine - DIY technology magazine and project showcase

    OpenMaterials - Repository of relevant materials, tools, and techniques RepRap - Low-cost, self-replicating, DIY 3d printers • Shapeways - Buy & sell designs and 3d printed objects SquishyCircuits - teaching circuits with DIY conductive play dough • TED - Free talks by remarkable people, like...

    • • Saul Griffith - Inventor • Steven Johnson - Author • Michael Pritchard - Engineer • Woody Norris - Inventor
    • Thingiverse - hosts open-source, 3d object designs • Raspberry Pi, a Computer Tinkerer’s Dream

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