Creative kids and adults need access to a space to create. Play with their ideas and develop their skills. Current workplaces and schools are non-creative environments. Creativity needs freedom of thought and imagination to develop. So, I've been designing, building and evaluating environments which stimulate creativity and accelerate learning for several years. Here are my past experiments:
Mad Lab was an adult Innovation Workshop. It was very dangerous and kids are not allowed to work there.
It was located on the 3rd floor of GoodWork. It was a one of a kind creative sharing space, very similar to Calgary's Protospace, To become a member you just have to bring in your tools to share with everyone. Within 8 months of operation we had a prototyping space capable for building many projects with out having to leave the building for material. It was very fast prototyping. And there were over 30 different projects created inside over the course of 20 months.