The Idea Forge is a prototyping facility focused on design and innovation. We are a flexible, cross-disciplinary collaborative space where students can imagine, design, create, and test products and solutions to meet a range of societal and customer needs. The space includes Design Center Colorado and supports student teams working on invention and innovation as part of courses, as well as design and development driven by entrepreneurial-minded individuals and service-oriented groups. With all these students working side-by-side, the Idea Forge boosts student learning through collaborative, hands-on experience, while supporting industry interaction through scheduled programming as well as spontaneous exchanges.
Provide an intermixed collaborative space in which students from across campus can work together to design, build, and refine their concepts.
Leverage formal learning, co-curricular learning, and connections with industry and the community to prepare students for the practice.