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Student Innovation Idea Labs

About the Spaces

The mission of the Cal Poly Pomona Student Innovation Idea Labs (SIIL) is to create and maintain an ecosystem to foster creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.
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The iLab is the home base for the university’s makerspaces as well as the main office for SIIL. At the iLab, students can:

  • Learn how to develop their ideas into prototypes
  • Receive training on how to start their own business
  • Attend workshops and seminars to learn how to use different types of equipment or spark the ideation and innovation process
  • Utilize the 3D printers to create their own models
  • Create button badges or their own designs to press onto shirts and hats

Location: Bldg. 1, Room 113
Hours: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Phone: (909) 869-3741

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Maker Studio

The Maker Studio is a collaborative project between the University Library, the Student Innovation Idea Labs, and faculty members across the university. This makerspace serves all Cal Poly Pomona students, and provides easy access to resources and a creative space for students in pursuit of innovation regardless of major or college. In this space, you can find equipment such as:

  • 3D Printers
  • Laser Cutter
  • Sewing Machine
  • Letterpress
  • Vinyl Cutter
  • ...and more!

Location: University Library, 2nd Floor
Hours: Monday - Friday 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Innovation Orchard

The Innovation Orchard is a a design and fabrication hub serving Cal Poly Pomona and the Pomona Unified School District (PUSD). Located at Ganesha High School in the city of Pomona, the Innovation Orchard provides student project teams with the resources they need to elevate their ideas to the next level. This space provides:

  • An open-space environment for teams to share ideas, energy, and collaborative power
  • Amenities invaluable to a business during its growth such as mentorship, a conference room, and general office space
  • Equipment for prototyping and product creation
  • Tools for cutting, shaping, and additive processes

Location: Ganesha High School
Hours: Wednesday 11:30am - 9:00pm, Thursday 2:00pm - 5:00pm, Friday 5:00pm - 9:00pm