The MakerLab at Venture13 is an 800 sq ft. mechatronics lab leveraged for Prototyping and engineering with advanced equipment to support. Currently two principal users leverage the space:

Northumberland Maker’s (non-profit DIY/STEAM education)

Established in 2015, Northumberland Makers is a community of creators, innovators and makers with a goal of improving equity of access to tools, technology and education within Northumberland County and are based out of Venture13 offering:

  • DIY and STEM educational opportunities for all ages
  • Youth Tech Clubs and weekend workshops
  • Robotics and Electronics Workshops for all ages
  • Full Slate of Summer and Holiday Maker Camps
  • Member of V13 Board of Partners

View the Northumberland Makers' website for more information.

Microfactory Co-operative (alliance of hardware entrepreneurs)

Canada’s first for-profit producers’ co-operative made up of early-stage hardware technology startups, The Microfactory Co-operative is dedicated to providing small-scale custom manufacturing, rapid prototyping and design services for entrepreneurs and innovators. The co-operative, based out of Venture13 provides a structure for startups by leveraging collective talent, sharing resources and advanced equipment in order to help bring concepts to reality.

  • Lead Designer: Alex Papanicolaou (formerly Apple and MannLab)
  • Offering services across Custom, advanced manufacturing and mechatronics
  • Member of Northumberland Manufacturers Association

View the Microfactory Co-Operative's website for more information.

MakerLab Access Membership
For hardware startups only, pre-selected by Northumberland CFDC.

Membership includes:
  • Access to 800 sq. ft. V13 MakerLab during normal business hours (weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Users are responsible for their own materials and consumables
  • Users must read, agree to and sign the V13 MakerLab Policy, which outlines further rules and responsibilities, in advance of commencing lab activities.
  • Users of the V13 MakerLab are required to hold a minimum $5,000,000 general liability policy 

Please email: for inquiries and further information on the MakerLab Access Membership.

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Venture13 brings together early-stage entrepreneurs with our innovation partners to connect, empower and accelerate new ventures. It is a place and a pathway for business growth synchronized with economic development and diversification.  Our goal is to partner with many to help build the industries of the future. Our facilities include: the V13 VentureZone, MakerLab and Innovation Commons. On May 17, 2018, we officially opened our doors. Welcome to the Rural Renaissance.

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