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UEDA Annual Summit 2014 - Awards of Excellence - Community Connected Campus - ASU Chandler Innovation Center

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The ASU Chandler Innovation Center is a public-private partnership among Arizona State University (ASU), City of Chandler, and TechShop. It is an innovative model to support entrepreneurs, students, and inventors to create products and start businesses. This Center consists of more than 35,000-square-foot space outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment, software, and tools provided through TechShop and ASU classrooms and meeting rooms for courses, workshops, and events. It gives ASU students and the broader community access to a wide range of prototyping equipment and a creative community to support the advancement of innovative ideas. The ASU Chandler Innovation Center represents an alliance, which offers innovative learning models and interdisciplinary educational programs in engineering, applied sciences, management and entrepreneurship. ASU is t he first university in the country to partner with TechShop a collaboration that provides a model for other higher education institutions in support of the maker movement. With technology changing at a rapid pace – and education often lagging behind – it is critical for municipalities and academic institutions to embrace the needs of communities, industries and employers in providing a qualified workforce and innovation capacity. All three partners believe the ASU Chandler Innovation Center embodies this very movement.

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UEDA Annual Summit 2014 - Awards of Excellence - Community Connected Campus - ASU Chandler Innovation Center

  1. 1. 2014 UEDA Awards of Excellence Mitzi Montoya How to bring the maker movement to higher education The TechShop / ASU Chandler Innovation Center case study UEDA Theme: Community Connected Campus entrepreneurship.asu.edu
  2. 2. Mitzi Montoya Vice President and University Dean of Entrepreneurship & Innovation Mitzi M. Montoya is Vice President and University Dean for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Arizona State University. She also serves on the Advisory Board for the Center for Entrepreneurship in the W.P. Carey School of Business. Dr. Montoya received her Ph.D. in Marketing and Statistics and a B.S. in Applied Engineering Science, both from Michigan State University. Dr. Montoya is responsible for advancing ASU as a leader in entrepreneurship and innovation and for strategic direction for ASU’s broad portfolio of entrepreneurial and innovative initiatives, including student and faculty entrepreneurship as well as advancement of the entrepreneurial ecosystem. She has established ASU as a national leader in the growing maker movement and developed an innovative partnership with TechShop uniting a public open prototyping facility with higher education.
  3. 3. about ASU & the New American University model design aspiration / value entrepreneurship ASU inspires action. We harness knowledge for innovation and create purposeful ventures in all sectors and realms. We are entrepreneurial as individuals and as an institution. IDEA SOCIAL BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURSHIP
  4. 4. E+I mission Our mission is to support regional economic growth and social change; foster an innovative culture among the students, faculty and all units at ASU; and be a national model for E+I at a public research university.
  5. 5. the need The integration of TechShop into the ASU Chandler Innovation Center democratizes access to tools for innovation and opens up tremendous new opportunities for our students to learn and create. ASU’s partnership with TechShop and the City of Chandler enables ASU to offer students and the community more access to state-of-the-art technology and resources than any other educational setting nationwide. Additionally, it provides a resource to the business community. It offers companies and employees opportunities to collaborate, innovate, and develop their ideas.
  6. 6. the partnership 1st ASU is the first university in the country to partner with TechShop. 1m The partnership provides ASU students, faculty, staff and community members with over $1M in prototyping equipment, tools and technology. 35k TechShop and the ASU Chandler Innovation Center provides over 35,000 sq. ft. of space outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment, classrooms and software.
  7. 7. impact to date Since launching in November of 2013… more than 780 individuals have signed up for TechShop memberships including over 200 ASU students. over 400 ASU students have attended for-credit engineering courses held at TechShop. over 1,300 K-12 students have been exposed to making and prototyping through on-site TechShop tours and demonstrations/presentations at schools and community event.
  8. 8. impact to date: continued 100% of full-time ASU students have access to a complementary memberships to TechShop, regardless or major. $100 each ASU student member receives a $100 voucher to receive specialized TechShop trainings. 8k we expect 10% of the ASU student population, roughly 8,000 students, to engage in making & entrepreneurial programs in academic year 2014/2015.
  9. 9. a community connected campus From an economic development standpoint, TechShop is changing the paradigm of innovation and job creation as it has been the birthplace of many inventions that have resulted in the launch of successful companies and fueled the growth of new jobs in the U.S. Our partnership connects students to a community of makers and inventors, providing an unprecedented example of hands-on learning in higher education. This fall, ASU will be leveraging the Center to host the Higher Education Maker Summit. The summit is designed to promote collaboration among higher education institutions in support of making and to facilitate the sharing of best practices in regards to making, maker spaces and maker education.
  10. 10. 2014 UEDA Awards of Excellence Mitzi Montoya How to bring the maker movement to higher education The TechShop / ASU Chandler Innovation Center case study UEDA Theme: Community Connected Campus entrepreneurship.asu.edu

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