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Nevada Center for Applied Research will assist your enterprise with:

  • Establishing a collaborative relationship with academia by promoting open innovation research programs and scientific studies to address real-world problems
  • Facilitating access to shared research laboratories and sophisticated instrumentation and equipment
  • Building interdisciplinary teams of faculty, scientists, postdoctoral-students and graduate students to work on ongoing projects, one-off projects, or new-complex developments
  • Providing entrepreneurs access to a support network that includes incubation and business mentoring from experienced entrepreneurs and executives
  • Providing affordable co-working space available to the University community and local startups

Some of the main areas of specialization that we provide access to are: biotech, robotics, advanced manufacturing, civil and mechanical engineering, and medicine.

Contact the Nevada Center for Applied Research


iLab Solutions Core Facility Management

iLab Solutions, a web-based core facility and service center management system, provides University researchers and administrators a centralized system that efficiently supports management of service requests, equipment scheduling, project/sample tracking, billing, and reporting.

Benefits of the iLab system include:

  • Transparency to University cores with a single, web-based portal for access
  • Easy tracking of the status of service requests, orders, and equipment reservations
  • Automatic billing that is integrated with job requests and/or equipment usage
  • Automatic detailed invoices for each billing event to the PI's and financial managers
  • Invoices that can be paid through the system using credit cards or institutional accounts
  • Ability for PI's and managers to track usage metrics and costs to create budgets
  • Ability for PI's to have as much or as little control over spending by lab members using approval settings in their lab profile

Researchers who wish to obtain or pay for services from a core facility or service center that is part of the UNR iLab system must use iLab. Administrators who support researchers who use the iLab system must use iLab to review and approve financial transactions.

Access iLab

If you are experiencing problems logging in or registering with iLab please contact iLab support or Rebecca Albion at or (775) 784-4781.

iLab instructions and training

The iLab instruction manual contains an overview of the system, login and navigation info, how to manage labs, invoices and billing instructions and covers frequently asked questions about the system.

View the iLab instruction manual

Agreements for services and facility use

We provide facility use and fee-for-service agreements that accommodate industry needs. We’re agile and responsive and can help build the infrastructure to resolve industry problems.

Agreements are industry friendly and generally involve no University claim to the intellectual property (IP). Learn the basics of IP ownership when working with the University.