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ASU Chandler Innovation Center (ACIC)

ASU Chandler Innovation Center

The ASU Chandler Innovation Center (ACIC) is an innovative partnership between the City of Chandler and Arizona State University established in November of 2013. Located in the heart of downtown Chandler, ACIC pairs entrepreneurship-focused programming and resources with a one-of-a-kind workspace.

ACIC offers a variety of classrooms, a conference room and collaborative workspace designed to foster a creative environment for innovative, entrepreneurial, community-based programs  and projects, available by reservation. Reservation priority is given to events supporting entrepreneurial initiatives. ACIC is a 33,297 square foot building housing event, co-working, exhibitions and a makerspace supporting ASU-affiliate entrepreneurial programming.

ACIC reflects ASU and the City of Chandler’s shared mission to support and further activate the East Valley’s growing entrepreneurial ecosystem. Centrally located downtown, ACIC includes classrooms, and conference space., and a collaborative workspace designed to foster an inspirational environment for creatives and makers of all backgrounds. 

Entrepreneurial programming is available for the Chandler business community, ASU students, staff and youth (ages 10 and up) to support local creatives and artisans developing their passions into viable businesses. Additionally, ACIC houses a makerspace with tools, equipment, design software and classes available to ASU faculty, staff, students and community members participating in entrepreneurship programs facilitated by ASU staff.

Amenities

Room 101/103 (by reservation only)

This 2,000 sq. ft. space can be reserved combined or separately*, serving as an event space offering furniture, fixtures, and audio-visual equipment, including: 

  • Drop-down projector screen
  • Dedicated podium and presenter PC
  • (2) Lavaliers and (1) handheld microphone
  • Presenter camera
  • Whiteboard
  • 40 person capacity if combined (*20 person capacity if reserved separately)

Room 102 (by reservation only)

This 1,099 sq. ft. space serves as a training room offering furniture, fixtures, PCs, and audio-visual equipment, including: 

  • Drop-down projector screen
  • Dedicated podium and presenter PC
  • 24 participant PC’s
  • Whiteboard 
  • 24 person capacity — fixed seating

Room 113 (by reservation only)

This 262 sq. ft. space serves as a small conference room offering furniture, fixtures, and audio-visual equipment, including: 

  • TV monitor
  • Dedicated presenter PC
  • Conference phone 
  • Whiteboard
  • Eight-person capacity

Room 136 (by reservation only)

This 1,252 sq. ft. space serves as an event space offering furniture, fixtures, and audio-visual equipment, including: 

  • High-top tables and barstool chairs
  • Two TV monitors
  • Dedicated presenter PC
  • Whiteboards
  • 30 person capacity

Makerspace Frequently Asked Questions

How can I access the makerspace?

Access to the makerspace is tied to programs and events that are led by ASU personnel. Upcoming events in the ASU Chandler Innovation Center and the makerspace are noted in this calendar. Individuals must register and participate in the corresponding, guided program for use.

 

How much does it cost to access the makerspace?

Unless otherwise noted in the event description, events and programming led by ASU personnel in the makerspace at the ASU Chandler Innovation Center are free of charge for participants. Training may be required prior to participation.

 

Where can I access a member-based makerspace?

Member-based makerspaces in the Valley are available at our partner facilities Phoenix Forge in Downtown Phoenix and HeatSync Labs in Downtown Mesa.

 

Why did access to the makerspace change to programs-only access?

We shifted to a programs-only access makerspace to align with the growing need for entrepreneurship-focused programs for the creative community.

 

I had a paid makerspace membership in good standing as of March 2020, how do I request a refund?

To initiate the reimbursement process, please complete this form.

Reservation priority is given to events supporting entrepreneurial initiatives, which fit the nature of the Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute and its ASU Chandler Innovation Center event space.

Make a reservation.

Please allow our staff time to confirm your reservation by submitting your request at least 48 hours in advance of the event date.

Location

249 E Chicago Street 

Chandler, AZ 85225

Free uncovered parking is available onsite.

Questions?

Email info.acic@asu.edu