GW Innovation Center

Creative Inquiry and Design

Part of GW Engineering and the broader innovation ecosystem at GW, Innovation Center programs and interdisciplinary makerspace, M06, give problem-solvers room to explore challenges creatively.  We welcome all members of the GW community.  In fact, building community is a big part of how we support innovation.


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Curiosity and imagination thrive in M06. Our tools and tech are free to use, and our staff and friends are available during community hours to teach you how to use the equipment safely and bring your ideas to life. We support problem-solvers, makers, entrepreneurs, artists and designers in a collaborative environment where we learn from each other. Learn more about our Community Guilelines and Tools & Tech.

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Students sharing skills during concept sketching workshop


Our programs are designed to meet makers and problem solvers where they are, teaching tech and design basics that center people and the planet. Open Studio workshops happen on Fridays – take one, teach one!

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Student using loom


Our framework is all about applying design principles and processes to ask questions in creative ways. We slow the rush to solve by taking time to deeply understand problems from lived experience and multiple perspectives. We think with our hands and use human-centered and circular design to prioritize people and our planet.

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FIND US: At the corner of H and 23rd Streets, NW
GW Innovation Center
Tompkins Hall M06
725 23rd St NW
Washington, DC 20052


FOLLOW AND CONTACT US: @gwinnovationcenter

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