Exploring Innovation Spaces at UWM

Looking for somewhere to bring your big idea to life?

The UWM campus is home to many innovators and entrepreneurs, and is therefore full of maker spaces and studios. If you have an idea and want to see it realized, design and prototyping technology is at your fingertips. In these spaces, creativity and innovation are given the tools to flourish.

Lubar Entrepreneurship Center

Where: 2100 Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee WI

A Focal Point for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Lubar Entrepreneurship Center is housed in a new 24,000 sq. ft. facility at 2100 E. Kenwood Blvd., along with the UWM Campus Welcome Center.  This prominent location sends a powerful message about the importance of entrepreneurship to UWM. The new facility opened May 8th, 2019. Spaces include:

  • Co-Working and Collaboration – allowing students, business leaders, and entrepreneurs to meet informally to share ideas in a collaborative environment;
  • Flexible Instruction – providing a home for “Ideas Challenge Courses” that accommodates experiential and engaged learning through entrepreneurship;
  • Innovation Labs and “Maker” Spaces – providing resources for students to experiment and to prototype products and software;

  • Touchdown and Launch Space – providing a home for student entrepreneurs, faculty, community business partners, and others to work on building new enterprises.


UWM Maker Space

Where: Engineering & Mathematical Sciences Building, 3200 N. Cramer Street, Room 173

This space, run by student volunteers, has 3D printers, computer workstations, vinyl cutters, CNC routers, electrical/wiring components,  and so much more. These resources are available to any student looking to create. Additionally, knowledgeable student volunteers are happy to help with innovation and creation.



Innovation Studio

Where: 1925 East Kenilworth Pl, Kenilworth Square, Room 1914E

Room 1914E in Kenilworth Square is home to the Innovation Studio. The Innovation studio is a huge, high-tech studio space. Here you will find eighteen PC workstations, 3D printers and scanners, vinyl cutters, metal cutting band-saws, and much more. If you don’t have a plan and are just looking to explore, stop by and take a look at the projects that the 3D printers are cooking up. Or learn how to start a project of your own!


Immersive Media Lab

Where: Kenilworth Square, 1915 E Kenilworth Pl., Milwaukee, Room 551

While you’re over at Kenilworth Square checking out UWM’s Innovation Studio, also stop by the UWM Immersive Media Lab. The Immersive Media Lab is an interdisciplinary research space that acts as a bridge between art and science. Those who participate in the Lab focus on understanding the connection between advanced technology and many disciplines, as well as many avenues of research.


UWM Union StudionArts & Crafts Centre

Where:  2200 E Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee

The Studio Arts & Craft Centre offers engaging classes, workshops, and events within a positive studio atmosphere and is dedicated to the education, enrichment, and creative fulfillment of all members of the UWM community. The SACC provides open studio space, as well as specialized studio equipment for ceramics, photography, fibers, metals, and printmaking.


UWM Prototyping Center at UWM’s Innovation Campus

Where: 1225 Discovery Parkway, Suite 162, Wauwatosa

The UWM Prototyping Center is home to several of the most advanced prototyping and machining centers available to be able to fabricate nearly anything. Here you can work with experienced machinists, model makers, and engineers to bring your ideas to life.