Funding Received: 2011
Detroit, MI
Funding Period: 1 year and 5 months

TechTown (Wayne State University Research and Technology Park), Detroit’s premier business incubator, will take the first step toward establishing FAB Lab (Fabrication Arts Business Laboratory) in the Sugar Hill Arts District. The multi-use space catering to designers, artists and creative businesses will serve as an artist and small business incubator, with small office suites available to start-up companies at low rents. FAB Lab will also include a large gallery and event space for the use of members of the community for art exhibitions, cultural events and large gatherings.


See below for recent updates, press, and events from this project

Mar 11, 2016
If you could ask Ben Franklin what public institution he would like to visit in America today, I bet he would say the public library... Read More
PHOTO: San Francisco's TechShop . The Detroit FAB Lab is envisioned to be a multi-use space that will incubate artists, startup businesses and small companies... Read More
Since we last wrote, we had a chance to visit two different Fab Labs in two different cities. In early November, we visited NextFab Studio... Read More
Last month, we wrote about Detroit’s rise and decline as an industrial giant and how it has remained a place where things are made. Driving... Read More
TechTown discovers the new art of job creation in a Rust Belt city, while planning next stage FAB Lab. Painted butterflies dance motionless across a... Read More
Fabricating in Detroit The all too familiar story of industrial America is apparent in Detroit. The city’s storied past as the birthplace of the American... Read More