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BUSINESS INNOVATION: PROGRAMS, STRATEGIES, & TOOLS

FAB LAB DC

Saturday, September 14, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

BUSINESS INNOVATION: PROGRAMS, STRATEGIES, & TOOLS

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BUSINESS INNOVATION:

PROGRAMS, STRATEGIES, & TOOLS

 

Join Fab Lab DC for a day-long conference on INNOVATION & DESIGN for BUSINESS on Saturday, September 14th, 2013.

This one-day conference, to be held at Fab Lab DC, is for entrepreneurs, business owners, and other creative community members to explore opportunities, programs, design strategies, and tools for innovative approaches to help address practical challenges in today’s changing economy. 

Learn about expanded opportunities for small businesses in the District of Columbia, including Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) funding, current policy initiatives for manufacturing and job creation, rapid prototyping technologies, design thinking and human centered design strategies for productivity and growth, and legal issues for emerging technologies. Registration includes presentations, lunch, afternoon breakout sessions, and demonstrations of digital fabrication technology (including 3D printing & CNC). 


PRESENTERS INCLUDE:

Philip Reeves, Manager, Small Business Technology & Innovation

DC Department of Small & Local Business Development

  Expanded Opportunities for Small Businesses in the District of Columbia

US Representative Bill Foster (D-IL)

  Policies to Stimulate Innovation toward a New Economy 

Aaron Horowitz, Sproutel and Thea Klein-Mayer, Design for America

  Design Strategies for Growth:  Design Thinking & Human Centered Design

  Developing Ideas from Concept to Marketplace

Mack Kolarich, Entrepreneur, Startup Weekend, SceneSquid

 How to rapidly prototype a business and do it successfully

Anna Kaziunas France, Entrepreneur, Author, Designer, Educator and

  Sallye Coyle, ShopBot Tools

  Tools for Innovation: Digital Design & Fabrication, Rapid Prototyping

Michael Weinberg, Public Knowledge

  Legal Considerations for mass customization, democratization of design, &  rapid innovation 


BREAKOUT SESSIONS:
 
• How to Apply for Funding through the Small Business Innovation Research
Program (SBIR) with Eric Adolphe, Principal, IPSS Government Solutions, and Philip Reeves, Manager, Small Business Technology and Innovation, DC Department of Small and Local Business Development

• Mapping Your Innovation Design Strategy from Concept to Reality: Design Thinking & Human   Centered Design with Thea Klein-Mayer, Design for America, and Aaron Horowitz, Sproutel

Tools for Innovation: Using Digital Fabrication Technologies, including   3D printing demonstrations  with Anna Kaziunas France, AS220/MAKE/FabAcademy and Sallye Coyle, ShopBot Tools

This program is being funded, partially or fully, through the Department of Small and Local Business Development. 

                                                            

 

 



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Fab Lab DC
1418 North Capitol Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20002

Saturday, September 14, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)


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FAB LAB DC

 About Fab Lab DC ~

 You Can Make It in DC !

Innovation, Education, Job Training, 

Business Incubation & 

New Product Development

 

In the spirit of MIT’s Fab Lab community outreach project, FAB LAB DC is a high-tech, fabrication laboratory/community workshop in the heart of the Nation’s Capital to advance creativity, innovation, and collaborative projects. 

FAB LAB DC fosters the creative community by providing access to digital fabrication technology, rapid prototyping, and the global Fab Lab network. Fab Labs enable people to use technology to create, experiment and produce, shifting the paradigm away from people merely “consuming” technology toward using technology to create solutions. 

With a focus on life-long learning and emphasis on investigative teamwork, FAB LAB DC is bringing a range of educational opportunities for people of all ages, including access to the international Fab Lab network and Fab Academy, which extend opportunities for information sharing, research, and broader social impact.

FAB LAB DC is for local community members, life-long learners, inventors, entrepreneurs, creatives, and professionals.

 

fablabdc.org

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