About

The Innevation Center: A Catalyst for Regional Enterprise

The Innevation Center is designed to empower Nevada’s next generation of economic leaders by igniting the creative and entrepreneurial spirits in University of Nevada, Reno students, faculty, community creatives, makers, economic developers, and emerging global tech companies.

We are a synergistic, collaborative space designed to stimulate the creation and incubation of startups and accelerate the growth of the knowledge-driven economy of our region.

Anyone in the community can become a member—entrepreneurs, start-up companies and creatives—with privileges to the makerspaces, conference rooms, special events, co-working and networking opportunities.

We are open—free of charge—to all University current students, faculty and staff.

Read more about what's inside The Innevation Center.


Expertise & Infrastructure

The Innevation Center Makerspace
The Innevation Center will provide access to the University’s research infrastructure, fundamental and applied research portfolio, and our expertise in:

  • Art
  • Biosciences and drug-discovery
  • Business management
  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Technology

Members will also be able to interface with the Nevada Center for Applied Research.

Business
Development

The Innevation Center Collab Space
We are home to several industry-forward initiatives that highlight the University’s commitment to regional economic development.

We were recently recognized in the NCET Tech Awards with the 2017 EDAWN Award for Best Entrepreneurial Hub.

NCET Tech Awards Logo


Location

Our dynamic hub of innovation and commercialization is centrally located at 450 Sinclair Street. We are approximately:

  • 1 mile from our sponsoring, world-class research institution, the University of Nevada, Reno
  • 3 miles from the Reno-Tahoe International airport
  • 2 hour drive from Sacramento
  • 4 hour drive from Silicon Valley
  • 1 hour flight to San Francisco or Silicon Valley by commercial jet

Enterprise & Innovation

The Innevation Center is a pillar of Enterprise & Innovation at the University of Nevada, Reno. Enterprise & Innovation works to create bridges between academia and industry to improve lives. The office is comprised of four pillars: