University launches new center aimed at "Innevation"

Oct 16, 2015

The University of Nevada, Reno has opened its new Innevation Center on the north edge of downtown Reno.
Credit UNR

The University of Nevada, Reno has opened a new center on the north edge of downtown Reno, creating not just a buzz, but a new opportunity for collaboration and innovation for the region.

It’s called the Innevation Center, spelled with “N-e-v” instead of “n-o” to emphasize Nevada’s leadership while making sure there isn’t a “no” when it comes to innovation.

The center is powered by Switch, the developer of technology solutions including mega-data centers.

The Innevation Center was the focus of this edition of the University Spotlight on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines. University of Nevada, Reno President Marc Johnson discussed the center with his guests, Heidi Gansert, executive director of external relations, and Mridul Gautum, vice president of research and innovation. (Hosted by David Stipech; air date 10-16-15.)

Contact the Innevation Center here.  Read a UNR article about the Center here. 

Information provided by the University of Nevada, Reno

The Innevation Center: A Catalyst for Regional Enterprise

The Innevation Center is a synergistic, collaborative space to stimulate the creation and incubation of start-ups and accelerate the growth of the knowledge-driven economy of our region.

The Innevation Center 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.

Anyone in the community can become a member—entrepreneurs, start-up companies and creatives—with privileges to the makerspaces, conference rooms, special events, co-working and networking opportunities.

Open—free of charge—to all University alumni, emeriti, current students, faculty and staff.