What we're about

MakeHaven is a gathering place and workshop for makers, creators, tinkerers and dreamers. The environment supports the development of and collaboration on a wide variety of projects, including: mechanics, electronics, crafts, digital art, biology and woodworking. Through cooperative projects led by MakeHaven members the project and program participants gain a greater understanding of how to create, repair and reuse items. In addition to project-oriented activities the general public will benefit from skill building workshops hosted in the space.

Upcoming events (2)

Glassworking Meetup


Interested in working with glass? Join us for an informal meetup! Bring projects you create, ideas for things you want to create, visions for the future, whatever. Glass slumping, fusion, etching, stained glass, glass beads, anything you like. Join us to talk about the art, science, and fun of glasswork. BYOB/Snacks welcome. We will be in the main space at the work tables.

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Overview of SBIR•STTR Startup and Research Funding


The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are programs that encourage small businesses to win Federal Research and Development grant on ideas that have potential for commercialization. These grants are targeted through a competitive awards-based program. SBIR and STTR enable small businesses to explore their technological potential and provide the incentive to profit from its commercialization, often awarding $100,000 and above for project research aligned to government objectives.

This session will be a very high level overview relevant to someone interested in learning if their research interests would be candidates for these awards. Those that believe they may qualify will have an opportunity to receive individualized advice in a future session.

This session will be in person.

Sessions agenda:
1. Introductions (10 minutes)
2. Overview of programs (20 minutes)
3. Q&A about programs and process (20 Minutes)
4. Network with other participants (30 minutes)

About the presenter: Michael A. Invernale, PhD, an entrepreneur and SBIR/STTR expert, will hold monthly office hours to advise small businesses and entrepreneurs seeking SBIR/STTR
resources, training and assistance. This is a complimentary service, sponsored by CTNext, an organization that develops programs and funding to help businesses grow in Connecticut.

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