Campana Center for Ideation and Invention
Lorain County Community College
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Building on the success of the Institution's Fab Lab, LCCC leadership wanted to create a space that promotes interaction between the Institution, it's students, the community and the regional manufacturing industry. The Center was envisioned to offer hands-on education for students, while giving community inventors, entrepreneurs and existing companies access to cutting-edge digital manufacturing capabilities.
The goal is to provide better educational programming that will prepare students for jobs emerging in the industry, while providing education to industry professionals on how to implement new technology to improve their bottom lines and promote the resurgence of manufacturing in the region.
Renovation of the areas supporting ideation, such as flexible collaboration spaces, project pods and virtual reality labs where teams can hold holographic design reviews, were created. State of the art rapid prototyping equipment is coupled within a hands-on learning lab. Group presentation and display were re-envisioned with broad corridors for public access.
“The regional business community will benefit from LCCC’s Center for Ideation, not just because it gives them access to resources that will help them innovate, but because the college is also training the workforce that will help them innovate. The college is becoming the center of innovation for local industry.”