MakerspaceCT Fosters Innovation in CT

nems_makerspace_founders[Innovation Destination Hartford] Devra Sisitsky and Bryan Patton are on a mission to enhance the maker movement in Connecticut. They recently co-founded MakerspaceCT, which they plan to open in the spring of 2017.

MakerspaceCT defines a makerspace as a “community center with tools” adding that makerspaces combine manufacturing equipment, community, and education to enable community members to design, prototype, and create manufactured works they wouldn’t be able to create on their own.

“We look forward to supporting this initiative,” said Glendowlyn Thames, Director, Small Business Innovation Group at Connecticut Innovations, speaking at the New England Maker Summit, an event co-sponsored by MakerspaceCT that took place November 17 at the University of Hartford.

Sisitsky and Patton plan for MakerspaceCT to be a community resource open to the public that will offer training on many types of equipment and tools for innovators to make or manufacture prototypes, hobbyist, or artistic projects.

Several existing Connecticut maker and hacker spaces exhibited at the New England Maker Summit November 17, including Hartford innovator Balam Soto, Founder and Lead Creative Mind at Open Wire Lab.

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Article originally published December 08 2016: Copyright ©Innovation Destination: Hartford

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