ABOUT THE PROGRAM:

The NYDesigns Fellows program seeks to support entrepreneurs as they explore the intersection between design and technology. As the design and technology industries transform, creative entrepreneurs are responding with new models to technological, fabrication, distribution, environmental and social challenges. Often, this work includes innovation on hardware and production models that rely on prototyping and manufacturing. If this sounds like you, we want to support your work and invite you to join our vibrant community of makers.

 

NYDesigns Fellows is open to innovative designers, tech entrepreneurs and fabricators who have graduated in the last 10 years. We are looking for people who are innovating in one or more of the following categories:

• Hardware and Technology
individuals exploring technology and its interaction with objects and spaces.

• Social Innovation
individuals exploring how design and technology affect policy and engage with the environment.

NOTE: These are purposefully broad categories so that you can make a case for your business/idea. We are looking for diverse fellows with a range of experiences and interests.

During the six-month program the Fellows will receive:

  • Free co-working space
    includes 24/7 access to working areas, meeting rooms and internet
  • Programs for Fellows
    include meetings with relevant professionals, field visits and networking opportunities
  • Business support services
    access to complimentary counsel from a network of NYDesigns business advisors
  • Discounted access to the NYDesigns FabLab
    prototype in our professional on-site fabrication laboratory
  • One collective research project
    work with NYDesigns staff and partners to understand fabrication networks in Queens.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. A NEW CALL FOR FELLOWS WILL BE MADE IN FALL/WINTER 2015.

 

MEET THE INAUGURAL 2015 FELLOWS

For more information contact fellows@nydesigns.org or call 718.663.8410.

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