A Resource for Students, the Community & Businesses

Realize your dreams!

Raja Bhattacharya, CIE Director,


The word "entrepreneurship" means different things to different people, but at NCC's Follett Family Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE) we focus on the mindset and skill set aspect of entrepreneurship among our students, faculty and the community at large. The CIE is where you can realize your dreams without taking unnecessary risks. As much as we are a college resource, we are a community resource as well. It is a place where you can show your vulnerabilities without people judging you. For organizations it is a perfect venue for training, retreats, meetings and workshops. We also encourage organizations to serve as mentors to our students. The center has also started a nationally recognized program called "1 Million Cups" which takes place every Wednesday morning at 9 a.m.

 Fab Lab

A key resource that we have is a nationally recognized FAB LAB with more than 30 instructors and close to 100 non-credit classes. The lab specializes in metal, plastic, wood, electronics, 3D printing, Laser, and sewing. Whether you are a start-up or existing business, it is a perfect resource to proto-type a product. Businesses and industry in the area view the lab as a key resource. If we can be of assistance we would love to connect with you. You can reach us at  cie@northampton.edu.