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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.

About

ACIC offers a variety of classrooms, a conference room and a prototyping room 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, 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.

Location

249 E. Chicago Street
Chandler, AZ 85225

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Parking

Free uncovered parking is available onsite.

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Amenities

Room 101/103

This 2,000 square foot 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.
  • Whiteboard.
  • Presenter camera.
  • 40 person capacity if combined (*20 person capacity if reserved separately).

Room 102

This 1,099 square foot 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 PCs.
  • Whiteboard.
  • 24 person capacity — fixed seating.

Room 136

This 1,252 square foot 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.

Room 130

This 1,066 square foot space serves as an event space offering furniture, fixtures, and audio-visual equipment, including:

  • Drop-down projector screen.
  • Dedicated podium and presenter PC.
  • Whiteboard.
  • 30 person capacity — flexible seating.
  • Document viewer.

Room 113

This 262 square foot space serves as a conference room offering furniture, fixtures, and audio-visual equipment, including:

  • Conference table
  • Dedicated presenter PC
  • One TV monitor
  • 8 person capacity

Makerspace FAQ

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.

Make a reservation

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

Regular facility hours are between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. After hours and weekends are available upon request.

Contact

Email info.ACIC@asu.edu.

Sewing machines in the textiles room are part of the maker space at the ASU Chandler Innovation Center

Use this space

Reserve the conference room or event space.

For more information, email info.ACIC@asu.edu.

Meet. Connect. Collaborate.

From event venues to makerspaces, meeting rooms to coworking locations, we have the space for you to connect with your entrepreneurial community.