Tech Valley Center of Gravity (501c3) is a makerspace, prototyping center, manufacturing incubator, STEAM education center, and creative community. In other words, we are a nonprofit that provides low-cost access to equipment, tools, technology and space, as well as business expertise, education and resources.

 

THE MAKERSPACE

At our core is the Makerspace: 15,000 square feet of equipment, tools, work stations, and collaborative spaces. There are nine Maker Zones dedicated to specific aspects of making. From metal shop to 3D printing, welding to woodshop, laser cutting to electronics, community room to consultation corners: our building is designed to promote collaboration, boost creative confidence, and spark creativity. 

While the Markerspace is the core, our Community is the Center of Gravity’s heart. We nurture a culture of inclusivity to enhance innovation among a community of enthusiasts, entrepreneurs and professionals of all ages, genders, ethnicities, interests, nationalities, life experiences and educational backgrounds. Courses, workshops, lectures and meet-ups ensure ongoing growth for participants. Affordable membership fees, our Community Outreach Fund, volunteer programs ensure economic diversity, as well.

The Prototyping Center zone contains higher-end equipment and open space for big projects. While available to all members, it's designed for use by those scaling from a prototype to a final product, and to exisitng companies that need occasional access to professional equipment. 

THE THINQUBATOR

The THINQubator, our children's makerspace, engages new generations of makers and doers in creative expression and idea development through science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. Many programs provide opportunities for families to grow together in these important subjects. Programming is available for field trips and special events. 

THE MANUFACTURING INCUBATOR

Our Manufacturing Incubator program provides expert coaching and incubation across industries, advisory services and support for product-related startups.