ASU Chandler Innovation Center (ACIC)
The ASU Chandler Innovation Center (ACIC) is an innovative partnership bringing together the City of Chandler, Arizona State University and TechShop*, a membership-based, do-it-yourself facility that provides the public with tools, equipment, training and a vibrant, supportive community of creative people. Located in a building originally housing the City of Chandler’s public works yard, this city-owned facility now houses TechShop and ASU classrooms and office space. The facility opened in November of 2013.
Focusing on technology, innovation and entrepreneurship, classes held at ACIC teach skills that can be directly applied at TechShop. As part of this partnership, ASU offers free memberships to students taking classes at the Center, with discounted memberships available to other faculty and students. A university-wide competition for complimentary memberships allows ASU students, faculty and staff from a broad range of disciplines – including the arts, humanities, engineering, and business, for example – to access prototyping equipment, a benefit that enables a truly interdisciplinary community of makers, promoting exciting new innovations.
For general ACIC questions, please email email@example.com. To inquire about the possibility of reserving space and/or hosting an event at the ACIC, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or submit your request here.
*We are disappointed that TechShop unexpectedly closed its doors on Nov. 15, 2017. Arizona State University is working to secure space for its students to continue their class projects. ASU’s classroom and event spaces in Chandler will remain open. The University is actively working with its students to minimize disruption and is also working with the City of Chandler to develop solutions for community members affected by TechShop’s closing.