Startup co-working space provider HQ Raleigh will now be home to a design incubator intended to support as many as five design entrepreneurs.

Design firm DXLab Design said it plans to create the design incubator equipped with maker equipment, including a Formlabs 3D printer, a vacuum former, Cintiq, and other tools necessary for hardware entrepreneurs. The new relationship between DXLab and HQ Raleigh will lead to collaboration on design-focused events, including user experience and product design workshops, as well as the first-ever Triangle Startup Weekend: Maker Edition in Spring 2014.

HQ Raleigh is expanding into new office space in Raleigh’s Downtown Warehouse District and is aiming to open the space this month. DXLab Design is a design consultancy and incubator that works with startups and larger companies to craft physical and digital products. DXLab Design says startups from universities like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University have received DXLab help to develop products that have attracted more than $8 million in venture capital investment

Lance Cassidy, a former aerospace engineer and the founder of DXLab Design, said that it is important that DXLab participants be surrounded by resources and connections available through HQ Raleigh.

“With design-focused startup successes like Google’s $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest or Pebble’s $10 million raised on Kickstarter, the interest in design-focused entrepreneurship will only increase,” Cassidy said in a statement. “Our partnership with HQ Raleigh will help us make Raleigh a design startup capital of the world.”