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Carver Innovation Center


The Carver Innovation Center is the manifested vision of our leader and visionary Dr. Bill Winston, named in honor of the great African-American scientist, inventor and agricultural genius, Dr. George Washington Carver. Carver said that when he entered his laboratory, which he called, "God's Little Workshop," he would instantly be inspired to create something new. The vision of the Carver Innovation Center is to enable creators, inventors, small businesses, and hobbyists to use their imagination to bring their ideas to life using innovative equipment and resources. The center is designed to meet these needs by providing state-of-the-art equipment and training that makes rapid prototyping and product fabrication accessible. This equipment includes a Stratasys 3D Printer (for making prototypes of new products); a Universal Laser System to cut and design on a variety of materials that includes but is not limited to wood, stone, glass, and acrylic; and a Roland Vinyl Cutter, the ultimate companion for print and cuts jobs. As the space continues to grow, so will our list of equipment available to the public. The Carver Innovation Center can support you in bringing your ideas into reality through a variety of services. We offer free consultations with engineering and business experts to help you move forward with your ideas that you are passionate about. To get foundational knowledge and hands-on experience with our equipment we host training workshops regularly. For someone not inclined to learn about the equipment for themselves we also offer some on- demand design and fabrication services. We are able to accommodate a wide variety of individuals or groups from the solo entrepreneur developing the prototype for their next big product to school groups looking for hands-on and engaging STEM workshops.



To support innovation and business development by providing access to rapid prototyping technology, technical assistance, consulting and business resources to develop successful entrepreneurs and inventors and foster the launch and continuous growth of businesses. 


To become the first faith-based center of innovation, product development, and technology commercialization to support business growth and quality job creation. 



7600 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Forest Park, IL 60130
(708) 697-6200

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