Skip to Top NavigationSkip to Utility NavigationSkip to SearchSkip to Left NavigationSkip to Content
Mobile Menu

Has Moved!

The University’s Entrepreneurial Center / Women’s Business Center has expanded into two new locations in Hartford and East Hartford. Upcoming workshop and business advising location details will be emailed to registrants and posted on our calendar

New locations and directions 

New England Maker Summit

Paving The Way For Innovation: How To Put “Making” To Work For YouRegister now

November 17, 9:30 am – 4 pm
Location: University of Hartford, Gengras Student Union, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, west Hartford, CT
Fee: $45, Early bird through Oct. 20 - $35
Free for University of Hartford students

Learn how educational venues, libraries, businesses, and manufacturers can invest in Making today so Connecticut creates an innovative, effective workforce with Maker skills for tomorrow.


Bryan Dods, Executive Director, Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence, UTRC


» Learn the 1-2-3 of creating a Maker Program » Find available resources including curriculum,
kits, learning platforms, and more
» Listen, learn, and interact with those who have
paved the way


» Increase your competitive edge—engage large manufacturers with rapid iteration solutions:
› 3D printing
› CNC machining
› Computer-aided casting
» Use “Making” to help solve the skills gap » Support Makers—the future talent pool

See what happened at last year's event:

The first annual New England Maker Summit took place at the University of Hartford in November 2016. The event explored how Making and Innovation can create new business opportunities, spur community revitalization, and improve schools in Connecticut. The “Maker Movement” refers to inventors, designers, and other self-reliant innovators who are moving American technology forward with their imagination and independent work culture. 

Event video:

Watch the summit keynote speaker, Dale Dougherty: 

Event Photos:

See more photos on Facebook.

The New England Maker Summit explored how making can help Connecticut build business, spur economic development, and improve schools.  The Maker Summit featured Connecticut makers of all ages.   The New England Maker Summit featured exhibitors who create robots, build instruments, offer makerspaces and more.   MakerspaceCT and the University of Hartford's Entrepreneurial Center sponsored the event in collaboration with other local businesses and organizations.

Learn More:

Watch all event speakers here

Learn more about Making in Connecticut here.