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Shawnee State University is a leader in regional entrepreneurship through our new Kricker Innovation Hub now open on Chillicothe Street in downtown Portsmouth.

This is a landmark facility that promotes entrepreneurship, innovation, and creativity in the region.

Thank you!

Our ribbon-cutting ceremony was a success!

We held our ribbon-cutting ceremony September 28. Thank you to all who attended, and especially to our donors, friends, and partners who helped make this day possible!


Learn more about the Kricker Innovation Hub


Our Mission


We help businesses and entrepreneurs grow and bring their ideas to tomorrow’s market.



Our Advisory Board

We’re fortunate to have an experienced group of individuals giving their time through our Advisory Board. Meet our Advisory Board here.


Southern Ohio’s home for innovation.

 Innovation has returned once again to the site of the former Sanford, Varner & Co. Factory Building at Third & Chillicothe Streets.

Find out more about the building's history.


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