GRANTEE: Makerspace CT

With its 25,000+ sq. ft. located in the historic G. Fox building in downtown Hartford, MakerspaceCT is a valuable community resource and driving force in Connecticut’s flourishing innovation ecosystem. To achieve its mission of positively impacting lives by enabling access, innovation, and education, MakerspaceCT empowers prospective inventors, manufacturers, entrepreneurs, hobbyists, and students across the region by providing access to tools, technology, resources, and learning opportunities.

Always looking for new means of implementing its mission, MakerspaceCT’s latest venture is its launch of MAKE’n'ABLE, a new youth program that allows high school students aged 14-18 to learn CAD and 3D printing skills while building prosthetic devices for people in need.


This is what we do…

  • support an almost limitless variety of material types and fabrication processes, by having on-site equipment that is, in many cases, too expensive or too large for a home, garage or small business to accommodate.
  • help train the current and future workforce in new technologies.
  • be a conduit for turning great ideas into new innovation and new businesses – there is tremendous untapped entrepreneurial potential in the city, region and the state
  • be the destination in the state where makers of all stripes – prospective inventors, manufacturers, entrepreneurs, hobbyists and students across the region will be empowered with access to tools, technology, resources and learning opportunities.
  • provide opportunities for people of all backgrounds, know-how and experience to develop skills and make connections
  • MakerspaceCT is a 501(c)3 non-profit; planning, construction and equipment and has been privately funded. According to Executive Director/Founder Devra Sisitsky: “Connecticut has the potential to be a national leader and invest in the next generation of makers. Our manufacturing history can be the foundation for a vibrant, tech-savvy, economy- driving future. MakerspaceCT is in the vanguard of that effort, with innovation, entrepreneurship and workforce development at the core.”