Are you a George Mason student who has an innovative idea for a product or business? Do you need some help turning your idea into a reality?
The new Mason Innovation Lab will open January 2014. It will provide workspace, equipment (desks, printers, internet connectivity), and mentorship from faculty to help students develop their concepts into a viable product or business ready to launch.
We are now accepting applications from students who want to reserve workspace within the Mason Innovation Lab for the Spring 2014 semester. Applications are due by November 24.
Space is supplied for one semester (roughly 6 months). After that, students have several options:
- reapply for one additional semester within the Mason Innovation Lab
- move to the Mason Enterprise Center (a small business development center on campus that can help set up a company and begin operating)
- launch your product or business
The Mason Innovation Lab will operate out of Enterprise Hall 278 under the direction of Robert Grosse, director of Mason’s Center for Global Business; Hun Lee, associate director of Mason’s Center for Global Business; Mahesh Joshi, director of the School of Management’s innovation and entrepreneurship programs; and Jim Wolfe, entrepreneur-in-residence at the School of Management.
Faculty from the School of Management and Volgenau School of Engineering will work with the lab along with Scott Martin, from the computer game design program, Keith Segerson from the Mason Enterprise Center, and Zoltan Acs, director of Mason’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Public Policy.