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  • Coming January 2018

  • The VR Lab

  • The Makerspace

  • Design Thinking

Interdisciplinary Discovery, Design, and Innovation

Opening in January, 2018, Florida State University's new Innovation Hub is the result of a $2 million investment from the Provost to deepen FSU's distinctive commitment to continuous innovation. Located at the heart of FSU's campus, the Innovation Hub will fill the first floor of the Louis Shores building.

The 14,000 square foot space will include a Design Lab featuring a Makerspace and Virtual Reality Lab, robust collaborative workspaces, meeting rooms and program rooms that feature the latest technologies to support design thinking, innovation, and entrepreneurship, and a cafe that spills out onto a terrace overlooking Landis Green.

Faculty from across campus will partner in the Innovation Hub to provide students with cross-discipline expertise in the technology, tools, and techniques that fuel innovation to confront the demanding and complex problems of our day.


Mission: To enable students to discover needs, imagine opportunities, design solutions, and share experiences in an innovative, collaborative, and entrepreneurial environment.


Colab Space

Auditorium (cap 150)
Three “huddle” rooms (cap 12)
Program room (cap 50)
Pitch room (cap 50)
Two teleconference booths
Student organizations (RSO) office

Hangout Space

Healthy Cafe
“The Porch” indoor lounge seating
"Inspiration Patio"
Outdoor terrace seating
Abundant charging stations

Colab Tech

Hi-def projectors
Portable hi-def displays
Interactive multi-touch displays and table
Video conferencing
Wall space and whiteboards for Design Thinking
Presentation support
Personal media production booth
Web streaming


3D Printers (wide variety) 3D Scanners
Laser cutter
Vinyl cutter
Large format printer
Arduino boards
Raspberry Pi boards
Little Bits

Artificial Reality Lab

Multiple Oculus Rift Workstations
Multiple HTC Vive workstations
360 photography and video
Leap Motion and Kinect

Design/Hacking Lab

Hi-end graphics workstations
Materials library
Prototyping work benches
Expert support


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Discover your inner innovator!

Onsite and online education and support in design, innovation and new technologies through classes, workshops, demonstrations, and training programs from beginner to expert level.


Connecting people and resources!

Connecting FSU students, faculty and staff from across disciplines with each other, campus resources, and the local community through onsite and online information and activities.

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Supporting innovation activities and events!

Flexible space for hosting from 2 to 150 people. State of the art presentation and collaboration technologies included.


Transforming vision into reality!

Physical and digital prototyping consultation and production for physical products, digital products, systems, and services.

Ultimaker 3D Printer and animated prototype of wind turbine


Deepening FSU's distinctive commitment to continuous innovation.
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Get Involved!

Hangout, mess around, geek out!

Make new friends and get involved in important, engaging projects. Discover interesting classes, organizations, and majors and get trained on the latest maker and VR technologies! Learn about internship and employment opportunities. Become an Innovation Ambassador!

Faculty and Staff
Inject innovation into your classes and projects!

Advertise your innovation-related courses and activities onsite and online. Collaborate with colleagues and students across disciplines! Get trained on the latest innovation technologies and methods. Explore innovative teaching and course delivery methods. Faculty should consider becoming an Innovation Hub Affiliate and Departments an Innovation Hub Partner!

Connect with innovative students!

Use the Innovation Hub to train students on technologies valued by your organization. Recruit interns and future employees. Provide us with design challenges. Become an Innovation Hub Partner!

Tallahassee Community
Connect with FSU innovation!

Special events provided to educate and connect our innovative community including K-12 schools, and other local innovation and entrepreneurial organizations. Join the Tallahassee Innovation Network!


Connect with FSU Innovators


Architects Lewis and Whitlock

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Planning Committee

Colleges, departments, schools, and organizations that contributed to the planning of the Innovation Hub.

ACM SigGraph (Student Organization)
Architects Lewis and Whitlock
College of Arts and Sciences
College of Communication and Information
College of Education
College of Engineering
College of Fine Arts
College of Medicine
College of Social Science and Public Policy

Department of Art
Department of Interior Architecture and Design
Digital Humanities
FSU Facilities
FSU Foundation
FSU Libraries
Goldstein Library
Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship
Learning Systems Institute

Office of Distance Learning
Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (SGA)
Program in Interdisciplinary Computing
Office of the Provost
School of Communication
School of Information
TechNole (Student Organization)
Vice President for Finance


Questions? Contact Ken Baldauf,