The University of Nevada, Reno Innevation Center—Powered By Switch 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 innovation-driven economy in our region.
Anyone in the community can become a member – entrepreneurs, startup companies and creatives – with privileges to the Makerspace, conference rooms, special events, co-working and networking opportunities.
We are open, free of charge, to all University students, faculty and staff.
A little history
The Innevation Center celebrated its opening in fall 2015. The concept started when City of Reno officials approached the University about acquiring the 25,000-square-foot, city-owned building in downtown. The University recognized the opportunity and developed the business, entrepreneurship and innovation center. Switch, a global technology company and leader in the design and operation of advanced data centers, funded the interior build-out of the Innevation Center, a catalyst for regional enterprise named to take the "no" out of innovation. In addition to supporting the Innevation Center in Reno, Switch Founder and CEO Rob Roy donated Rob Roy’s Innevation Center to the Las Vegas community.