ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Central New Mexico Community College’s FUSE Makerspace will provide a lot of high-tech power to turn ideas into marketable products when the Innovate ABQ research and development hub Downtown opens in August.
CNM and city leaders announced on Thursday that the CNM makerspace, which opened in April 2016 at a 3,000-square-foot space on the main campus, will move into a 13,500-square-foot building at the seven-acre First Baptist Church property at Broadway and Central. That’s where the University of New Mexico and its public and private partners are building out Innovate ABQ.
The makerspace will be just west of the new Lobo Rainforest building on the northeast corner of the site. That six-story building, scheduled to open in August, will house entrepreneurship programs for students and businesses to build startups and take new technology from UNM and other universities and labs to market.