Innovation Pipeline to start accepting memberships

Photo courtesy of the city of Tyler.

The Tyler Innovation Pipeline will start accepting memberships on Monday.

The Pipeline, 217 East Oakwood St. across from the Cotton Belt Depot, is both a place and a network that brings together those doing tremendous work in Tyler to foster innovation, entrepreneurship and community involvement, according to a news release from the city.

The brick and mortar location is across the street from the Cotton Belt Depot The facility opened Saturday with an open house.

The Tyler Innovation Pipeline is a member-based organization, set up like a gym, with various membership levels, according to the city. Memberships include access to the lab during member hours, complimentary lab safety and orientation courses, instruction on lab workstations and equipment, special invitations to lab events and activities and one free guest visit per month.

All memberships will require members to purchase their own supplies. Memberships are valid for one month (or year if paid annually) from the date of purchase, according to the city.

All memberships purchased on a yearly basis will receive a discount of one month. All levels of membership require users to complete applicable safety training before any facility use, according to the city.

Individual Membership - $35/mo ($385/yr)

• Includes use of the lab machinery at-will (outside of premium member reservations) up to one hour per machine per session.

• WIFI access to Tyler Innovation Pipeline basic high-speed internet.

• Must be 18 years old or older.

Premium Individual Membership - $75/mo ($825/yr)

• Use of the lab machinery at-will up to one hour per machine per session.

• Includes priority use of lab machinery through reservations, up to one hour per machine per day and up to four hours per machine per week, totaling no more than 10 cumulative reservation hours per week on all machines.

• WIFI access to Tyler Innovation Pipeline Premium High-Speed Internet.

• Early access (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) to the Tyler Innovation Pipeline.

• Must be 18 years old or older.

Premium Family Membership - $250/mo ($2750/yr)

• Includes two named adults and up to three named children residing at one address. Children must be older than 12 to be in the Innovation Pipeline, and children younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult member at all times. Family members between the ages of 16 and 18 will have restricted access to certain machines when not accompanied by a parent or guardian.

• Includes use of the lab machinery at-will (outside of premium member reservations) up to one hour per machine per session.

• WIFI access to Tyler Innovation Pipeline basic high-speed internet.

• Must be 18 years old or older.

Family Membership - $80/mo ($880/yr)

• Includes two named adults and up to three named children residing at one address. Children must be older than 12 to be in the Innovation Pipeline, and children younger than 16 must be accompanied by adult member at all times. Family members between the ages of 16-18 will have restricted access to certain machines when not accompanied by a parent or guardian.

• Use of the lab machinery at-will up to one hour per machine per session.

• Includes priority use of lab machinery through reservations, up to one hour per machine per day and up to four hours per machine per week, totaling no more than 10 cumulative reservation hours per week on all machines.

• WIFI access to Tyler Innovation Pipeline Premium High-Speed Internet.

• Early access (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) to the Tyler Innovation Pipeline.

• Must be 18 or older.

For more information about the Tyler Innovation Pipeline contact Veronica Brady, innovation manager, at VBrady@TylerTexas.com.

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