Vanderbilt’s Center for Innovation

The Wond’ry provides the tools and resources for students, faculty, staff, and community members to bring ideas to life.

Upcoming Opportunities

Innovate, Create, Collaborate

Makerspace Workshops

Whether it's sewing, 3D printing, electronics, or molding and casting, makerspace workshops offer a hands-on learning environment that encourages exploration, challenges boundaries, and fosters a culture of continuous learning and growth.

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Sept. 28th

TN Maker Fest

This free, family-friendly event, held at the Wond’ry, showcases novices and experts of all ages with one major thing in common: a joy for making and creation. From tech enthusiasts and scientists, to embroiderers, crafters and everything in between, this event will feature an incredible gathering of makers who will show off their hobbies, projects, experiments and creations. We cannot wait to display their amazing talents and gifts to the Tennessee community. 

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March 1st

Mid-South Innovation Summit Convocation

The Mid-South Hub Innovation Summit, a keystone event for fostering collaboration and growth in the region’s innovation ecosystem, is returning with a renewed focus and an impressive lineup of events. Scheduled on March 1st, this year’s summit promises to be a gathering of minds, ideas, and ambitions, aimed at nurturing an entrepreneurial community centered around inclusive innovation and shared prosperity.

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March 1st, 11:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Social Innovation Bootcamp

Participants will engage in a 4-session, half-day, crash course where they will experience hands on learning and expand their social innovation network to become equipped with the necessary tools and skills to drive social change.

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