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‘maker space’

New director sees Innovation Center as both startup and catalyst for campus and city

Apr. 25, 2016—  Robert Grajewski is inaugural director of the new Innovation Center. (Anne Rayner/Vanderbilt) A startup veteran and investor whose ventures range from retail to manufacturing joined Vanderbilt University this spring as the inaugural executive director of the newly created Innovation Center. Robert Grajewski, formerly the president of Edison Nation Medical, a health care innovation incubator,...

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Chambers Lecture Oct. 7: How the Maker Movement is changing the world

Sep. 9, 2015—Mark Hatch says the Maker Movement is changing the world. He knows and he’ll tell you how. Hatch is CEO and co-founder of TechShop, a fast-growing chain of co-working spaces where people come to build prototypes for the products they want to sell. What the shops really produce are entrepreneurs and economic impact. The former...

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Innovation Center to support campus ‘makers’; search underway for director

Aug. 6, 2015—  A rendering of the Engineering and Science Building, home to the newly announced Innovation Center. (Vanderbilt University) A new Innovation Center is being developed on the Vanderbilt University campus to support a “maker” culture that will encourage entrepreneurship and creativity and bolster implementation of the university’s Academic Strategic Plan. A search is underway for...

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