Imagine a Place
With business support and studio space
Where students can explore STEM in a hands-on environment
With large, flexible, open, collaborative workspaces
With shared equipment and resources for exploration and creation
The Innovation Center At Saratoga, Inc.
Saratoga County is ready for a Maker Space. This is the foundation upon which all other features and function of the Center are created. Individual community members will be able to join as members, purchase a day pass, or rent studios.
The entrepreneur culture is growing in Saratoga County. These programs rely on having places available to help their entrepreneurs with prototyping of parts and products.
The Creative Economy is growing and we know from over 20 years of working with artists that they need all the support they can get to market themselves and grow as business people, as well as artists. This includes renting artist studios, creating music studios for music teachers to rent for lessons. A dark room and recording studio are also in discussion.
There is no real open community space in the region where groups can meet to collaborate on projects. Not only can community groups use the open collaboration space, we can work with them on equipment sharing agreements. Our surveys have also indicated artists in the region are longing for networking and places to meet, collaborate, and be inspired by other artists.
There is a need in this region for skilled laborers. This space can provide training in basic carpentry and electronics skills. Additionally, the space lends itself very well to:
- Business growth and planning seminars
- Shark Tank-like programs and facilities to help hone presentation skills
- Scout badge programs
- School STEAM programs
- Summer camps, specifically focusing on STEM education
- After school programs