The Kricker Innovation Hub is located in downtown Portsmouth, in our primary commercial district, immediately adjacent to campus.
Shawnee State is excited to announce that this property will be renovated as result of an investment from the Economic Development Administration to showcase state-of-the-art technology including a physical delivery point for OARnet, immersive technology lab resources, contemporary project room, and coworking space. Students will use the space to work with faculty mentors, business leaders, and community members to conduct research, collaborate on business ventures, and develop team-building and leadership skills.
We are working to encourage the creation of new business in our community.
This shared campus-community facility will also serve as an outlet for:
Student research, proof of concept development, and commercialization;
Outreach programming supplied by our university resources and existing partners, including small business development workshops, and business assistance; and,
Creating a culture of entrepreneurship in our community.
The physical facility will be renovated to include collaborative workspace, state-of-art video conferencing and high-speed data access, tech development maker-space, and pre-seed incubation suites.
We are pleased to have a number of distinguished individuals serving on our Innovation Hub Advisory Board.