Transdisciplinary Discovery, Design, and Innovation

to confront the vexing, complex and wicked challenges of our day.

Florida State University's new Innovation Hub is the result of a $2.5 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 is located with the School of Information in the Louis Shores building.

The 14,000 square foot space is designed to support Design Thinking with the latest technologies, a Digital Fablab, Virtual Reality Lab, Hackerspace, and a variety of spaces and technologies for collaborative work supporting groups from 2 to 140.

The Innovation Hub will open in mid to late February.

Transdisciplinary Partners

The Innovation Hub transcends the traditional, discipline-based organizational structure of universities by providing a central location, or hub, where students, faculty, and staff from all departments can collaborate. The following colleges, departments, schools and programs have all contributed significantly to the success of the Innovation Hub.

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


State-of-the-art technologies and spaces for design and innovation.

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


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


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


Auditorium (cap 140)
Three “huddle” rooms (cap 12)
Program room (cap 44)
Pitch room (cap 36)
Two teleconference booths (cap 3 each)
Student organizations (RSO) office


“The Porch” indoor lounge seating
Abundant charging stations
Healthy Cafe - coming soon!
"Inspiration Patio" - coming soon


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



Our student ambassadors and staff have the expertise to assist with any design, technology, or fabrication need.

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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 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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Flexible space for hosting from 2 to 140 people. State of the art presentation and collaboration technologies included.


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.

Get Involved!

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!

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!

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!

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

Sign up for our Innovation Hub Newsletter!