Kricker Innovation Hub

The Kricker Innovation Hub will be housed in existing property that SSU owns in the Portsmouth downtown main street area, immediately adjacent to campus. 

This property will be renovated to showcase state-of-the-art technology including a physical delivery point for OARnet, immersive technology lab resources, and contemporary study and project rooms where students can 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: 

  1. Student research and proof of concept development, and

  2. Outreach programming supplied by our university resources and existing partners, including small business development workshops, mentoring and coaching, and commercialization.

The physical facility will include collaborative workspace, state-of-art video conferencing and high-speed data access, tech development maker-space, and pre-seed incubation suites.

Advisory Board

We are pleased to have a number of distinguished individuals serving on our Innovation Hub Advisory Board. 

Meet our Advisory board members.