With five floors and over 90,000 square feet of space, The Forge is where innovation is grown, quite literally. Anchored by one of the nation’s most advanced indoor aquaponic food production operations, The Forge is the intersection of leading edge technology, design-thinking and social engagement where outcome-driven ideas become reality.
The Forge provides free or low cost access for entrepreneurs to state-of-the-art technology, office space, meeting rooms, audio visual equipment, maker space, seminars, career training and hands-on support from industry leaders.
The Forge is where people come together in a creative and collaborative environment. The open exchange of ideas, freedom to experiment and results-driven focus are its greatest assets.
Regardless of background or market vertical, if the passion is there and the concept solid, The Forge is committed to supporting entrepreneurs and community needs through knowledge leadership, cutting-edge facilities and educational outreach.
The Innovation Campus is a physical center for education, community engagement and the forging of diverse approaches to innovation and technology. The multi-faceted facility consists of shared meeting spaces, a cafe, and individual and group work spaces.
Nationally recognized educators and leaders in science, technology, design, entrepreneurship and green innovation share their knowledge and experience within a multidisciplinary format. Single classes and semester long offerings provide real world, actionable learning for people of all education levels.
Designed as a complement to the Pittsburgh Tech Shop, this maker space is a fully equipped 9,000 square foot facility geared to education, training and product development.
Agritecture is a state-of-the-art indoor aquaponics operation utilizing a highly efficient process for green vegetative food production. In addition to local food production and distribution it is a testbed for emerging green technology and best practices. Job training and educational outreach is the cornerstone of this component.
Designed as a national model for sustainable green building practices, the Nanotel is a roof-based complex consisting of six freestanding living quarters. Constructed from recycled shipping containers, each space is available for both short-term and extended stays. Its rooftop placement allows guests an unprecedented view of the surrounding East End community.
User Group Meetings
Seminars and Conferences
Youth Business Mentoring
Green Technology Training
Green Startup Workshop