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Our mission is to provide tangible resources that speed integration of technology, innovation, making and entrepreneurship within universities and the technology innovation ecosystems that surround them. We work with our members to define, and practice, better ways to Make Impact.
Our vision is to build a global consortium that defines the needs, and creates the resources, to build university-wide, and regional environments that attract, educate, support, employ and deploy the next generation of innovative and entrepreneurial makers. We are creating a new paradigm for the smart deployment and use of resources in technology innovation ecosystems.
We believe these values are central to developing university ecosystems, and regional ecosystems, wherein students convert passion and classroom learning into world-changing ideas:
• the marriage of making and entrepreneurship skills has a key role in skill development and the perspective needed to solve real problems and seed entrepreneurial activities
• technology innovation ecosystems thrive when they have “making literate” entrepreneurs and “entrepreneurial literate” makers
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• universities have an indispensable role in creating and feeding city/state/regional technology innovation ecosystems
• university networks can speed impact by sharing maker/entrepreneurship best practices and programming• ongoing assessment and improvement of makerspaces leads to more impactful making and entrepreneurship programs
At its heart, technological innovation is about people and opportunity — people learning together, creating together, and collaborating together to provide solutions where opportunities exist — in short, a community that supports its members to dream, invent, innovate and make impact. A community that forces the fusion of technology, innovation, making, and entrepreneurship. The Make Impact Consortium is an extended community of like-minded individuals and institutions, dedicated to facilitating connections so that the whole is always greater than the sum of its parts.
Our vision is to build the environment and resources through which academic and corporate members share best practices, and to facilitate synergistic relationships to attract, educate, support, employ and deploy the next generation of innovative and entrepreneurial makers.
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