MakerLab obtains Corporate Support


Over the past couple of months, the MakerLab has obtained significant support from a number of corporations. JP Morgan executives (including alum Jason Mueller) visited the lab this past fall and provided us with a sizable financial gift in support of our operations. This gift was followed by an innovation grant from Procter & Gamble to support our new Making Things class. Most recently, Intel (via assistance from the Illinois Electrical Engineering Dept) provided our Lab with five new Galileo micro-controller boards. These boards will enable our users to create smart products by integrating 3D printing and embedded computing. We are grateful to JP Morgan, P&G, and Intel for their generous support. These visionary firms clearly see the potential of the emerging maker movement. If you need more information about the ways our Lab seeks to engage with corporations, please review our corporate opportunities guide.