Green Coast Labs Development

Humboldt State University, 2007 - $16,000

For this grant, the Applied Technology Department at Humboldt State University will create Green Coast Labs, an institute for interdisciplinary teams of faculty and students to create, test, and commercialize environmentally sustainable building products. The program seeks to lead an effort to bring an entrepreneurial perspective into much of the academic mission of the university. The grant will help improve facilities and resources for two courses, "Industrial Design" and "Design Prototyping". Additionally, the grant will serve as leverage to help secure larger grants from national foundations that sponsor entrepreneurship activities.