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BetaBox is Coming to Duke

Duke’s Innovation Co-Lab is bringing the BetaBox, a MakerSpace inside of a 20-foot shipping container, to Duke. It will be open Thursday, August 28 – Sunday August 31.  Look for it in the Bryan Center parking lot. The space includes rapid prototyping tools, whiteboards, 3d printers and more.  The space will be open daily or stop by during one of two organized sessions (details below).

The BetaBox – a MakerSpace in a box
Location: The Bryan Center Parking Lot

Open Access: Thursday, August 28 -Sunday, August 31, 10am – 10pm

Organized sessions:

  • Design Thinking Crash Course: 1:00 – 2:30 pm, every day
  • 3d Printing and Laser Cutting Workshop: 5:00 – 6:30, every day

Full details visit: http://betaversity.com/duke/

BetaBox at Duke's Bryan Center
BetaBox at Duke’s Bryan Center


Blue Sky encourages campus dialogue

Blue Sky is an online platform aimed at bringing people together to discuss solutions to Duke-focused issues through Duke’s Innovation Co-Lab. Read more on Duke Today.

Go to: http://bluesky.duke.edu/ to contribute your ideas!

Duke coders get hands-on with SAP mobile platform


Duke University staff, faculty and students got a hands-on opportunity to work with the SAP mobile platform during a CodeJam event on campus this week. The event was held in collaboration with Duke’s Innovation Co-Lab. Read more about the event on the University Alliances Community blog.


Invite to SAP Mobile Platform CodeJam – Register by April 4

An “SAP Mobile Platform CodeJam” will be held on Duke’s campus on Tuesday, April 8. All faculty, staff and students are invited to participate.  This is a great opportunity to get hands on experience with SAP’s cloud-based SAP Mobile Platform, a free web-based Integrated Development Environment (IDE) using the open-source UI5 HTML5 framework.

The event begins with a brief product overview. Then attendees get hands-on with the assistance of SAP product experts who help you experience developing a hybrid mobile application accessing a back-end system and leveraging the REST APIs exposed by SAP Mobile Platform.  Registration is required. Pizza will be catered in at some point in the afternoon.

Click here for a full invitation including a session outline and FAQ.

SAP Mobile Platform CodeJam
Date: Tuesday, April 8
Time: 1:00-6:00 pm (Your arrival is requested at 12:45 p.m. for check in. Attendees should bring their own laptop PC (Windows or Mac).
Location:  OIT-Telecommunications Building, RENCI Conference Room
Cost: SAP CodeJam is free, but space is limited. Registration closes when the event reaches capacity or on April 4.
Register Now: Registration is required.

NOTE: This event is oriented to developers, so technically focused students, faculty, and staff would find this most interesting. Business-oriented attendees are also welcome.

3D Innovation Co-Lab Challenge for students

As 3D printing opens up new opportunities for product development, art and research, the Innovation Co-Lab is seeking student ideas for making use of this new technology in its next challenge. Read more on the Co-lab website.

Blue Sky: A New Platform to Share Your Ideas for Duke

Contributed by Duke’s Innovation Co-Lab

Blue Sky (bluesky.duke.edu) is a new online platform where you can discuss the things you care about at Duke. Whether it’s academics or technology, student life or extracurricular involvement, Blue Sky provides a space to think creatively and collaboratively.

The opportunity to participate is threefold: You can share your own innovative ideas; comment on those submitted by others; and connect to conversations hosted by administrators, peers, student leaders, and organizations. Recent topics include improving the independent housing model, producing meaningful engagement through social media, and envisioning the future of the Duke classroom.

Our model is simple: Share ideas. Earn points. Win prizes. Participants earn points for actions like referring friends, contributing ideas, providing feedback, and voting on the best submissions. Points can then be redeemed for gift cards, t-shirts, iPad mini tablets, and other rewards. With Blue Sky, we will build a better community, make meaningful conversations happen, and improve the way we live and work at Duke.

Co-Lab names ‘Innovation Stories’ challenge winners

The Innovation Co-Lab has announced the winners of its latest “Innovation Stories” challenge, which asked students to identify and highlight innovations that are happening on campus. First place went to Eric Lam’s film “The Pratt Pouch,” which highlights a Duke laboratory that is building the next-generation medicine delivery system. Read more on the Co-Lab website and watch all the videos online.

Duke Co-Lab featured in Campus Technology magazine

Duke’s Innovation Co-Lab helps provide the link between a college education and a hands-on experience, according to a recent article in Campus Technology magazine. Information about Duke’s Innovation Co-Lab is available online: https://colab.duke.edu/


Innovation Co-Lab seeks student ideas for mobile challenge

This fall Duke is re-envisioning the future of mobile — with the help of students in its Innovation Co-lab. The co-lab, a “creativity incubator” organized by Duke’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) and Center for Instructional Technology, is challenging students to help develop the next generation of its DukeMobile application, with project submissions due Oct. 4. Full full article, go to: http://today.duke.edu/2013/09/colabfallchallenge


Innovation Co-Lab Challenges Students

‘Creativity incubator’ challenges students to improve Duke life using technology.  Read more at:  https://today.duke.edu/2013/02/colab

Information about the new Innovation Co-Lab is here: https://colab.duke.edu/