Makerspaces and Academic Incubators

I was surprised to learn that 27% of Millennials are self-employed and that in 2011, they announced almost 160,000 start-ups for month. 60% of them say they are interested in entrepreneurship. Northwestern University converted a parking garage into The Garageband a central incubator for the campus. People from different disciplines meet there and share resources and ideas. The author of the report points out that incubators should be designed to allow as much flexibility as possible.

8 Maker Tools to Inspire Next Generation Innovation and Design

ne of the “maker” companies that demonstrated its products at the recent SXSW Edu conference in Austin was littleBits. This company makes and sells electronic design kits and sells them to schools. I attended a presentation there by the company’s CEO. Ayah Bedir.