Faculty Advisor

Christopher, Peter R.

Center

ALBANIA / Albania

Abstract

This project, based in Tirana, Albania, aims to promote innovation through the creation of a makerspace community, a space where people with creative ideas for new products can find the tools to develop them. A makerspace provides its members with resources such as prototyping tools, and a collaborative working atmosphere. This is much needed in Albania, since we found that students there often mention a lack of hands-on experience in their education. We worked with our local sponsor, Protik ICT Resource Center, to establish the makerspace and to plan future projects. We developed recommendations based on our work mentoring students in the Young Innovators Club and participating in Startup Weekend Tirana.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2014

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

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