As part of this great committee, we are excited to get to the next level at the York Tech Innovation Lab. The lab was designed as part of one of the first Knowledge Park grants. The "Fab Lab," as we call it, is used heavily for classes, short term training and buisness/ entrepreneur incubator utilization. Two major programming areas are the Innovation lab and the Cyber Factory. In the innovation lab,
we have high tech fabrication equipment, inclusing laser cutters, a milling system. 3D printers, roller/ mill machines, creative software and more! Our students and faculty plus Winthrop students and faculty use the lab a great deal. We also bring in a lot of middle and high school students for programming! Cyber-factory is a comprehensive industry 4.0 training system that uses RFID - Radio Frequency Identification - and NFC - Near Field Communication. In other words, it's a fully automated, SMART factory! We're excited to help ensure more entreprenuers have access to and suport in the innovation lab as we help promote talent development in our knowledge economy!