Local Resources

LaunchNET Kent State

kent.edu/launchnet

LaunchNET Kent State is a co-curricular, cross-campus program that serves students, alumni, staff and faculty to promote entrepreneurial thinking, innovative mindset, creative collaboration, and venture creation through advising, events, and connections to the greater Northeast Ohio community. The LaunchNET office – located on the second floor of the Library – is staffed with experienced entrepreneurs who guide clients from idea to implementation, provide a sounding board for questions and concerns, make connections with mentors and resources in the community, and host innovative programs to enhance collaboration across campuses, communities, and disciplines.

2nd floor, University

1125 Risman Drive

Kent, OH 44242

330-672-6700

launchnet@kent.edu

 

Spark Innovation Studio

kent.edu/spark

Located on South Lincoln Street between Starbucks and Campus Book & Supply, Spark Innovation Studio is a multipurpose makerspace where users can meet to learn, collaborate, design and create. Spark provides access to innovative equipment, engaging programs and knowledgeable staff. Users are trained on the operation of makerspace equipment, from 3D printing to laser cutting and direct-to-garment printing. Spark is open to all Kent State students, faculty and staff, as well as the community.

104 South Lincoln Street

Unit C

Kent, OH 44240

330-672-3679

kentstatespark@gmail.com

 

Student Multimedia Studio

library.kent.edu/sms

Located on the 1st floor of the Kent State University Library, the Student Multimedia Studio provides currently enrolled KSU students with a wide range of multimedia equipment, software, and support. At the Student Multimedia Studio, students can create PowerPoint, web, video & audio presentations and e-Portfolios, as well as scan and edit documents and photographs, create graphics and animation and get one-on-one technology support from peer mentors or professional staff.

1st floor, Kent State University Library

1125 Risman Drive

Kent, OH 44242

330-672-0221

kentstatesms@gmail.com

 

TechStyleLAB

kent.edu/fashion/techstylelab

Located in the Fashion School, the TechStyleLAB supports learning/teaching, research and commercial investigation of digital design and production technologies in the fashion context. The goal of the TechStyleLAB is to create a model for exploring more localized, sustainable and creative digital supply chains for the fashion industry. A key impact of the TechStyleLAB concept lies in demonstrating how digital design and manufacturing software/hardware can be used in conjunction with rich media interfaces to create dynamic workflows for the on‐demand production of textile/fashion products.

Room 302, Rockwell Hall

515 Hilltop Drive

Kent, OH 44242

330-672-1635