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TURNING
MAKERSPACES

INTO GREATER

PLACES

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Workshop in Progress

OUR WORK

LEARNING

ARTIFACTS

COLLABORATION

Our transdisciplinary research teams are recruited to perform original applied research demonstrating social and economic impact. Learning, the acquisition of knowledge and skills valued by stakeholders for the purpose of intentional change, is used to assess the outcomes of our work.

Our learning outcomes produce artifacts for use in academic, corporate, and public settings. Research and programmatic artifacts provide evidence of solutions-oriented impact in the community and organizations. Artifacts also provide a repository of research assets for further study

Inter-institutional and inter-organizational collaboration are central to our ability to demonstrate impact. Collaborations occur in the form of partnerships, conferences, research, joint programs, and other forms of collective engagement. We assert the belief that vibrant collaboration leads to innovation.

Our Work
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Conducted by
 
Coppin State University’s
College of Business

Sponsored by PNC Bank

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2020

A Makerspace's Rapid Response

to the COVID-19 Pandemic:

A Case Study of Open Works in

Baltimore, Maryland

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2019

Organization Assessment
and
Economic Impact Study of

Conducted by
 
Coppin State University’s
College of Business

Sponsored by PNC Bank

WHO

BENEFITS

POLICYMAKERS
GRANTMAKERS
MAKER LEADERSHIP
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ADVOCATES
ENTREPRENEURS
MAKER COMMUNITIES
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RESEARCHERS
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DEVELOPERS
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OTHERS
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WHO BENEFITS
Current Projects

CURRENT 
PROJECT

"Making the Future: A New Assessment Framework for Local Production"

 

Makerspaces are redefining the landscape of innovation and entrepreneurship globally, revolutionizing how we assess social and economic impact. As these collaborative environments gain prominence, there is a need to understand their influence on technological advancement and social capital. This report explores the evolving assessment methodologies for makerspaces, highlighting their role in shaping the future of relational ecosystems and innovation. Specifically, it delves into the rise of makerspaces in the USA, with a spotlight on Open Works in Maryland, and the pivotal role of Coppin State University in advocating for manufacturing policies. By synthesizing traditional approaches to impact assessment with social network analysis, this report helps to advance a new impact assessment paradigm for local production in the region and beyond.

Released April 25, 2024

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CONTACT

Ronald (Ron) C. Williams, PhD

rwilliams@coppin.edu

Tel:410-951-3452

Coppin State University

College of Business

Dept. of Management & Marketing

2500 W. North Avenue

Baltimore, MD21216

ADDITIONAL INFO

Press Release

Center for Strategic Entrepreneurship (CSE)

Students for Entrepreneurial Impact (SEI)

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