Who We Are
Innovation Factory blends creativity, design, technology, and entrepreneurship, providing our clients with the capabilities they need to develop revolutionary products that change the way you interact with world around you.
At Innovation Factory we:
- Transform our clients’ product ideas into 3D CAD models and create the design template for a physical product.
- Turn design models into working prototypes that provide proof of concept and allow clients to test-market their product ideas.
- Locate financing sources to enable our clients to fund the research and development of finished products.
- Provide expert consulting and hands-on support to help our clients build a business model for their new start-up, specify manufacturing requirements, develop marketing plans and connect to potential buyers to merchandise their products
Our store showcases the latest technology for 3D design, modeling, and printing. All of our facilities and expert support provide designers and entrepreneurs with an opportunity to collaborate on work and create an amazing physical product.
Stop by today and see what you can make!
Jonathan Kinlay, PhdCEO & Founding Partner
Dr. Jonathan Kinlay is a founding partner of the Innovation Factory, inspired by the vision of enabling designers and entrepreneurs to invent, design and prototype new product ideas rapidly and at low cost through the application of new modeling and manufacturing technologies.
Dr. Kinlay is the founder of Systematic Strategies, a systematic hedge fund that deploys high frequency trading strategies using news-based algorithms. He was the General Partner of the Caissa Capital hedge fund, which managed over $400M in assets using volatility arbitrage algorithms developed by Dr. Kinlay's research firm, Investment Analytics. Dr. Kinlay went on to establish the Proteom Capital, whose trading algorithms were based on pattern recognition techniques used in DNA sequencing. Dr. Kinlay was formerly a Managing Director of the US investment bank Bear Stearns.
Dr. Kinlay holds a PhD in economics and has held positions on the faculty of New York University's Stern School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University and Reading University.
Tricia ThomasFounding Partner
Tricia Thomas Roberson is a founding partner of the Innovation Factory. After receiving a degree in Architecture from Virginia Tech, she was a designer at Skidmore Owings and Merril, Perkins and Will, and LR Development.
She naturally gravitated toward new technologies and became involved with 3D printing through her lighting design and ceramic design work quest. She is involved with assisting clients in their pursuit of bringing ideas to form, reality, and market.
Tricia is the founder of TSR Design LLC, an Interior Architecture and Design firm, specializing in design and construction management of commercial and high-end residential properties. Some of her more prominent projects include: Dr. Sher Fertility Clinic, Hamilton Group Offices, Dr Azim Wellness Center, and the reconstruction of condominiums at Park Hyatt and Trump Tower.
She brings to “IF” her expertise in several design fields. Tricia is a furniture designer with several of her owns lines, lighting designer with products being sold through Lightology. She has mass-produced her ceramic line by slip casting. She designs and fabricates jewelry.