We are bringing a community of ideas to life.
The Campana Center for Ideation and Invention empowers our community to make innovative ideas just the beginning.
We do this by giving everyone the equipment, skills and confidence they need to take an idea they have, and do something with it. When people have access to cutting-edge digital and additive manufacturing labs, interactive collaboration space, and hands-on education programs, they can spark the full spectrum of making – from inventive idea to successful business.Come see for yourself.
Advance the K-12 makerspace movement
Connect industry and academia
Close the digital manufacturing talent gap
Keep companies competitive
Create pathways from idea to business
Meet the Campana Family
The Campana Center was established to continue a family tradition of giving back.
Patsie and Jenee’ Campana understood the importance of investing in others — especially since, at an early age, both of their parents had invested in them. A lack of jobs in their home country of Italy led Patsie’s parents to move him from a poor mountain town to Lorain, Ohio, where the family ran a neighborhood market and bar. Jenee’s parents, meanwhile, moved her after the Dust Bowl from their Nebraska town to a more prosperous farm in Powell, Wyoming. Through these investments in Patsie and Jenee’, their parents provided them not only with food and shelter but with an opportunity to gain an education, develop a strong work ethic, set high goals and show their appreciation by investing back into their family.