Entrepreneurs need places to connect, collaborate and network. Incubators, Makerspaces, and Accelerators are the ideal platform for exciting ideas to flourish and for high-quality entrepreneurs to start and scale their business.
DASI provides no cost licenses for on-site use to Makerspaces, Incubators and Accelerators. We encourage these co-working spaces to promote SOLIDWORKS as an offering at their locations.
The Maker Movement has proved itself to be a valuable component of the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education ecosystem. The underlying philosophy involves open-ended creativity, development of critical thinking and intellectual flexibility, as well as instill confidence and a sense of accomplishment.
It is a place where individuals of different skills gather to turn their ideas into physical objects. Makers are willing to discover new ideas and share them with others. You will see simple art projects, to complex robotic solutions. Makers also focus on education. Makerspace users are also guided by their peers, which can be particularly valuable for STEM education. Furthermore, makerspaces often draw projects from other disciplines, such as the arts, and open up channels for interdisciplinary projects. Makerspaces can go anywhere — all you really need is a room with electrical outlets.
Business Accelerators aim to turn business ideas into prototypes or products that are ready for market in a matter of months. Accelerators help start-up companies focus on rapid growth and product development through intense mentoring to guide entrepreneurs through organizational, operational and strategic difficulties that might be facing the business.
A business incubator is a catalyst tool for either regional or national economic development. They can be academic institutions, non-profit development corporations, for-profit property development ventures, venture capital firms, and combination of the above.
Business incubators differ from research and technology in their dedication to startup and early-stage companies. Research and technology parks, on the other hand, tend to be large-scale projects that house everything from corporate, government or university labs to very small companies.