Bronx Innovation Factory
Name: Bronx Innovation Factory
Address: 2431 Morris Ave
Capability: Precision milling
Webpages: http://bronxinnovation.org, http://bcdi.nyc
Description: The Bronx Innovation Factory is a center for advanced manufacturing, led by women and people of color, focused on shared-wealth creation and innovations that matter for Bronx residents. It is a project of the Bronx Cooperative Development Initiative, a grassroots-led effort to build an equitable, sustainable, and democratic local economy that builds wealth and ownership for low-income people of color.
The Bronx is rich with creativity and entrepreneurship. Nurturing the Bronx’s existing creative talent and building on the borough’s strong manufacturing history, the Bronx Innovation Factory (BXIF) works with Bronxites to develop new products and businesses that solve challenges faced by our communities. We work with adolescents and young adults (ages 14 to 30), prospective entrepreneurs, existing businesses, and workforce and small business development organizations. Together, we are building shared wealth and ownership for Bronxites and repositioning the Bronx as a center for quality production and innovation.
The BXIF accomplishes its mission through four key program elements:
Shared Fabrication Facilities. Through our fab lab, we offer access to 3D printers, CNC machines, laser cutters, electronics, and more.
Training & Workshops. We provide hands-on opportunities to introduce and deepen knowledge on manufacturing and design, innovation, entrepreneurship, and economic democracy.
Business Incubation. We provide targeted support for entrepreneurs and include a focus on shared-wealth enterprises.
Ecosystems Building. We host public conversations and convene strategic partnerships with key institutions to support a more equitable advanced manufacturing sector.
Activity status: active