Futureworks Shops Opens Access to 9 Advanced Manufacturing Spaces

Prototyping in New York City just got a whole lot easier with the launch of the NYCEDC’s Futureworks Shops which opens access to nine advanced manufacturing spaces which include Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator.

Spearheaded by global innovation agency SecondMuse and Chelsea-based Imagination in Space, Futureworks Shops links together nine advanced production spaces throughout New York. Over the next ten months, hardware startups and entrepreneurs will be able to apply for subsidized prototyping and contract-manufacturing credits, studio space, and be invited to workshops and open houses. Futureworks Shops will especially focus on serving the soon-to-be announced Futureworks Incubator companies, a program also run by SecondMuse and Imagination in Space.

p.Lab Knitwear Director Kelly Puertas on one of the BF+DA’s Shima Seiki knitting machines

Futureworks Shops are:

A/D/O in Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Bronx Innovation Factory in Fordham Heights, Bronx
Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn
Collab in Hudson Square, Manhattan
Craftsman Ave in Gowanus, Brooklyn
NEW INC in Nolita, Manhattan
NYDesigns in Long Island City, Queens
Voodoo Manufacturing in Bushwick, Brooklyn
Zahn Innovation Center in Hamilton Heights, Harlem

Futureworks Shops were selected based on their track record of success, geographic diversity and the complementary advanced manufacturing facilities and startup expertise each one will contribute to the program. The BF+DA for instance, helps entrepreneurs build smart, sustainable wearable businesses while Zahn focuses on low-cost contract manufacturing. Voodoo Manufacturing accelerates the 3D printing process while Collab offers a powerful modern woodshop in the heart of Manhattan.

The nine Futureworks Shops add to NYCEDC’s three Futureworks NYC Partner Network spaces – CUNY Advanced Science Research Center’s NanoFabrication Facility in Harlem, Staten Island MakerSpace in Stapleton and Coalition for Queens in Long Island City.

Over the next ten months, you’ll be invited to build your products and businesses at Futureworks Shops.

Learn more here.

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