Rock Valley College
Rockford, Illinois


About Us

EIGERlab is a centrally located, state of the art, mixed-use incubator. It serves the region with leading edge business and engineering support services. The facility and programs assist in the development of a robust and diverse entrepreneurial culture through the collaboration of education, business and government. Focused to assist start up, early stage growth and expanding existing businesses, EIGERlab serves as a one-stop resource for entrepreneurs and innovators.

Accelerator Program

EIGERlab ’s new accelerator program combines virtual and on-site services and programming specifically targeted at advanced manufacturing, aerospace, and alternative energy commercialization. Using National Business Incubator Association’s (NBIA) programming, we have the necessary service infrastructure to accelerate innovation.

You are welcome to come explore and join us to advance your business idea into a growing enterprise. We look forward to meeting you!

Rapid Prototyping

Manufacturing, art, engineering, urban name it and we can help you do it. This technology helps you achieve global level innovation by turning your ideas to reality... OVERNIGHT.
EIGERlab  prototyping is the technology transforming your thoughts first into a computer model, and then into a physical object. Using the most diverse assortment of rapid prototyping equipment, we can recommend the process best fitting your prototyping needs.

Listed below are the EIGERlab prototyping processes performed in-house to minimize the project turn-around time. EIGERlab Prototyping is indicative of the Innovation practiced at the EIGERlab .

• 3D Scanner
• Three Dimensional Printing (3DP)
• Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
• Photopolymer Jetting (PolyJet)
• Stereo Lithography Apparatus (SLA)
• Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)


EIGERlab is a centrally located, state of the art mixed-use incubator serving the region with leading edge business and engineering support services. It serves as a key asset for our community in building a more robust and diverse economy by targeting companies in emerging and evolving industrial clusters for more sustainable long term economic growth. The facility and programs are designed to assist in the development of targeted industry clusters through collaborative efforts of education, business and government.


Our 2,000 square feet facility in Rockford, Illinois dedicated to training and improving individual manufacturing skills. There are presently two components in the facility...the Fastener Training
& Technology Center and the Woodward Academy.


• Peerspectives (Edward Lowe Certified)
• XP Mentoring
• Business Planning Programs
• Strategic Planning Workshops
• SBDC Patent Workshops
• Professional Sales Training Programs
• Seminars, webinars, events

For more information, please contact us at 815.965.3522. EIGERlab is located at 605 Fulton Avenue, Rockford, IL 61103.