Over the past year, New Lab has become a prime destination for local hardware-focused startups. Among the main attractions: its labs and specialized equipment for materials ranging from wood and metal to advanced electronics.
Now the workspace is adding software resources to build upon its already-impressive array of prototyping tools. New Lab unveiled Tuesday an “innovation workshop” sponsored by Intel and Lenovo, which features products from both companies. The launch event included demos of Intel’s drone, virtual-reality and internet-of-things technologies, all of which are showcased within the new branded space. According to spokesperson Molly Erman, the workshop is part of a new initiative to forge partnerships with larger tech companies in order to support New Lab’s members. (Editor’s note: In that respect, it’s similar to Philadelphia’s Pennovation Center, which has lured an outpost of the world’s biggest drone maker, DJI, as well as not-too-techy corporations like Hershey.)
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