Empowering Innovation

Innovation Workspace Initiative

Education - Engagement - Collaboration - Opportunity

The Innovation Workspace provides entrepreneurs hands-on access to a professional grade digital manufacturing equipment for small-to-medium scale model and prototype creation, utilizing numerous materials.

We help entrepreneurs, students, and businesses at all stages create new products and process solutions, overcome pressing challenges, and leverage technology to create new opportunities in North Iowa.

The Innovation Workspace is currently developing programs to prepare students and small businesses for the workforce needs of tomorrow (CTE), and certificates to prepare existing workforce for the Industry 4.0, Advanced Manufacturing, and CyberSecurity needs of today.

Available Equipment:

  • Vinyl Cutter
  • CNC Mill
  • Laser Cutter
  • Electronics/Soldering Station
  • Heat Press
  • Apple Mac Mini for App Development
  • 3D Printing (FDM, Liquid Resin, and Extruded Polymer)

Coming Soon: Creaform Handheld Scanner

Available Services:

  • Prototyping
  • Test Products
  • Create or Replace Parts
  • Product Customization
  • Equipment Training
  • Safety Training
  • And more

What can the Innovation Workspace help you with?

Call 641-422-4110 or email for more details.

Fees may apply; please request a quote for your project.

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About Us

IWI Project Manager

Anthony Riesen | 641.422.4110

After completing his bachelor’s in physics at St. Olaf College, Anthony Riesen worked for two years as a makerspace coordinator in rural Wyoming.  Now he is back in North Iowa, working on the Innovation Workspace Initiative so he can share his passion for creating and hands-on learning with the next generation of students and the community.