Faculty Advisor

Sweeney, Kevin M.

Abstract

Downtown Springfield has shown interest in connecting entrepreneurs. The objective of this project was to help the Springfield Innovation Center maintain financial sustainability, to allow innovation to thrive. After extensive research using other innovation centers as models, and speaking with multiple experienced professionals, our team concluded that sustainability is most easily attained through support from partner companies and customers. Our recommendations focus on four main objectives: (1) effectively utilize space, (2) introduce a test kitchen, (3) expand marketing efforts, and (4) focus on networking.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2017

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Business

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