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.
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.
- Center for Leadership and Social Change
- College of Arts and Sciences
- College of Communication and Information
- College of Education
- College of Engineering
- College of Motion Picture Arts
- College of Social Sciences and Public Policy
- Department of Interior Architecture and Design
- Department of Scientific Computing
- Emergency Management and Homeland Security Program
- Learning Systems Institute
- School of Information
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)
Large format printer
Raspberry Pi boards
Multiple Oculus Rift workstations
Multiple HTC Vive workstations
360 photography and video
Leap Motion and Kinect
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
Our student ambassadors and staff have the expertise to assist with any design, technology, or fabrication need.
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.
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.
Deepening FSU's distinctive commitment to continuous innovation.
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!
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