It’s been quite awhile since we have caught up with The Collaboratory – Dayton’s civic innovation lab. Founder Peter Benkendorf chats with our host Libby Ballengee about the latest initiatives they are churning out of his downtown idea factory.

What is the Collaboratory?

The Collaboratory moves ideas to action. We provide infrastructure for people and organizations to collaboratively develop community initiatives that generate new economic, civic and creative opportunities and value. The result is a healthier, more thriving region.


Charlie Jackson and the Heartland Railway – “A Song Away”


Where is the Collaboratory?

Talbott Tower

118 West First Street, Suite 5

PO Box 10506 (mail)

Dayton, OH 45402

Newest Initiatives:

  • Porchfest – August 24, 2019 (Free festival last Saturday in August)
  • Ethnonosh Dayton
  • Re-Imagining America
  • 1Million1s
  • X factor
  • Next Chapter Collaborative
  • The Arts Collaboratory
  • Dayton Regional Solar
  • WellCare Miami Valley

Learn about all here: http://www.daytoncollaboratory.org/initiatives