Design Lab’s Stories #3: Urban Food Lab

While We Are the New Farmers was launched as a venture (see our previous story), the vertical farm that the team had created stayed in the MakerSpace and became the Urban Lab VIP project. Omar Gowayed, one of the members of the original team, shares with us the story of the Urban Lab. This is a passionate story about food and sustainability, but also about  iteration, experiential learning and community engagement.  We hope you’ll enjoy…

Design Lab’s Stories #2: We Are The New Farmers

We are delighted to share with you our second Design Lab’s stories of prototyping and innovation at NYU MakerSpace – featuring the We Are the New Farmers team. We Are the New Farmers started as a project at the MakerSpace, funded by the Prototyping Fund ((a collaboration of the Design Lab @ NYU Tandon MakerSpace and the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute) and has grown and greatly evolved since Fall 2016 when Jonas met with the first…

Design Lab’s Prototyping Stories: Learn about Fortify Rehab

                                  Read about Fortify Lab, one of the projects from the Spring 2018 Prototyping Fund’s (a collaboration between the Design Lab @NYU MakerSpace and the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute): Andrew Adelsheimer and I are MD/MBA students at NYU graduating in 2019. Our mutual interest in medicine, physical fitness, and the challenge of larger-scale health issues led to the development of Fortify Rehab, which…

If They Need You, They’ll Forgive You

We are Britt Martin (GSAS ‘18) & Jenn Kim, Co-Founders of Food Period,  and this is our journey in the NYU Prototyping Fund. Phase 1 Food Period received it’s first grant from the Prototyping Fund in September 2017. We got straight to work on developing the MVP for our idea: a functional food product, sold in a monthly subscription box, that commercializes a practice used in functional nutrition to improve women’s menstrual cycles. All we had was…

Meet Sorty, awardees of NYU Prototyping Fund

Sorty was born at the intersection of sustainability and business value. After winning PennApps XVI and garnering a finalist performance at Facebook Hacks, we knew we had an innovative idea. Our initial prototype—a version capable of sorting one item at a time—was created out of a borrowed plastic waste bin, cardboard, and some motors we found lying around. The latest iteration is a pick-and-place machine that can handle multiple objects, first identifying and separating recyclables, then…

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