Protolab Grand Opening

On Tuesday, October 3rd we hosted the grand opening of the Innovate Marquette Protolab. Located on the lower level of the Kaufman Block, the Protolab is a specialized prototyping lab equipped with state-of-the-art 3D printing and scanning technologies. 

The Innovate Marquette Protolab, which was made possible by the United States Department of Agriculture, provides Innovate Marquette clients with access to cutting-edge technology to help advance their business ventures. The Protolab supports local entrepreneurs by helping to transform 2D designs into physical prototypes.

Learn more about the Protolab here.

What to expect:

  • Guided tours of the Innovate Marquette Protolab
  • Connect with the Innovate Marquette and Invent@NMU team
  • Light refreshments will be provided


Tuesday, October 3, 2023 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM


Innovate Marquette, 101 W. Washington Street, Marquette, MI 49855


Innovate Marquette is located in the historic Kaufman Block building in Downtown Marquette. The entrance to the Innovate Marquette office is on Front Street between Washington and Main Street. 

The door to enter is across the street from Elizabeth’s Chop House. Directional signage is also located on the building.


Street parking and parking lots are located near the Innovate Marquette office. Hourly parking can be paid via pay stations or the Passport Mobile App.    

EV Charging is also available within 0.2 miles of the Innovate Marquette office. The Marquette Downtown Development Authority (DDA) currently has a 240 volt dual ChargePoint station (type 2) with two charge ports in the lower level of the Bluff St. Parking Ramp. 

The Marquette Downtown Development Authority will be running a Passport Parking App coupon October 1st – 31st. Code: FALL

The coupon will cover up to three hours and the $0.35 convenience fee. One time use per Customer. Valid only on the Passport Parking app.

Visit the Marquette DDA website and Parking FAQs for more information about parking in Downtown Marquette.


Please contact Kristin Tanner, Programs Manager, at