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October 24th, 2013, 5:30PM - 7:30PM

“Innovation in Manufacturing – Makerspaces”


Greentown Labs
28 Dane Street
Somerville, MA

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Join ACTION and Greentown Labs for a panel discussion based on the Mass Development report, “Innovation in Manufacturing – Makerspaces”. Where are the evolving hotbeds of innovation? How can incubators, accelerators, and makerspaces work together to support rapid prototyping and early manufacturing needs of tech startups?

Save the date - October 24th, 5:30pm-7:30pm

In Massachusetts, makerspaces tend to emerge near centers of strong engineering talent such as MIT, WPI, Olin College and UMass. They’ve carved out workspaces in the gateway cities of Worcester, Springfield, Lowell, Taunton, Somerville and Haverhill. How will these creative communities advance the work of hardware innovators who find themselves at the nexus of design, engineering and technology? How will these innovations in manufacturing contribute direct and indirect economic benefits to Massachusetts? Join in on a stimulating conversation with our panelists including:

  • Andrea Foertsch – Principal, Melrose Real Estate Strategies and Disruptive Space, author of “Innovation in Manufacturing-Makerspaces”
  • Rich Breault - President, Lightspeed MFG
  • Emily Reichert - Executive Director, Greentown Labs, Somerville, MA
  • Molly Wenig Rubenstein - Interim Executive Director, Artisan’s Asylum, Inc., Somerville, MA

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