As we build out the Tampa Bay Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics Center (AMRoC) Fab Lab, we’re starting to get calls and emails about how people can get involved.  We’re so excited that you’re excited, too!  While it’s still very early in our build out, it’s not to early to start thinking about ways to help and planning ahead for programming and support.

There are lots of ways to be part of the  AMRoC Fab Lab, from in-kind support of tools, equipment and professional services, to sponsorship and volunteering, and soon, membership options.

Volunteer!

If you want to share skills in programming, design, machining, prototyping and fabrication, textiles, handcrafts of all kinds from woodworking to metalsmithing , robotics, or mentoring, training or teaching experience, or providing facilities and equipment support and maintenance, please connect with us via our Contact page.

In-Kind Support

As we build out the AMRoC Fab Lab, we welcome donations of a variety of equipment, tools, and resources that align with our programming and are new or gently used and in good, safe, working condition.  Machine, tool and equipment companies interested in making donations or showroom loans to AMRoC , where we can showcase your equipment as teaching and training tools, in an environment where your clients can see your equipment in action, are also welcome.  If you’d like to talk to us about in-kind donations and support, please write to Terri@FFCDI.org .

 Corporate Partnerships

Corporate partnerships are vital to the success and true economic impact AMRoC Fab Lab can effect.  There are many ways to become a corporate partner.  As a sponsor, you’ll be listed on our Sponsor Showcase wall at the Fab Lab, in prominent view of Fab Lab users and guests, as well as on our websiteand media materials.   You’ll also have access to equipment and resources, and standing invitations to special events and programs.

As we build out the AMRoC Fab Lab, in-kind support is also very important. Donations of a variety of equipment, tools, and resources that align with our programming and are new or gently used and in good, safe, working condition are valuable contributions.  Machine, tool and equipment companies interested in making donations or showroom loans to AMRoC , where we can showcase your equipment as teaching and training tools, in an environment where your clients can see your equipment in action, are also welcome.

Our Corporate Partnership package will be online soon, and in the meantime, if you’re interested in being an AMRoC Fab Lab supporter, please contact Terri @ FFCDI.org .

Membership

A variety of affordable membership options, as well as open use opportunities,  will be available when AMRoC Fab Lab opens in late spring or early summer 2019.  Stay tuned for more information, or connect with us via our Contact page to be on our mailing list, and first in line to learn more as we get closer to opening.

Facilities Use 

AMRoC Fab Lab will be available for meeting and event space use.  Look for more information on these opportunities soon.

Donate

Financial support is always appreciated and helps us keep the facility and its resources affordable and accessible for the community and small businesses.  AMRoC Fab Lab is a program of the nonprofit Foundation for Community Driven Innovation (FCDI), a top rated organization at Great Nonprofits, with a solid reputation for delivering strong, effective programs with measurable impact.  All donations to AMRoC Fab Lab via FCDI are tax deductible as permitted by law.

How Do You Want to Be Involved?!

If you have other ideas and recommendations for AMRoC Fab Lab involvement, please let us know!