EDA University Center for
Regional Economic Innovation
Makerspaces: Supporting an Entrepreneurial System (2013)
Co-Learning Plan - 2013
Authors: Christina Benton, Tim Dempsey, Lori Mullins, & Kristin Shelley, City of East Lansing & East Lansing Public Library
This Co-Learning Plan provided an overview of the Makerspace movement -- an initiative that supports creative process and innovation through providing a workshop space where amateurs and professionals interested in electronics, robotics, software, wood or metal working or art could expand their skills, invent, and build new products in a collaborative environment. The project also focused on the makerspace programs developed by public libraries and suggests the creation of 'maker' programs at public libraries to support an innovative and entrepreneurial ecosystem.