Innovation Incubator, Faculty of Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton
The new Student Innovation Centre in the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS) is a collaborative workspace for professors, graduate students, fellows and undergraduate students. By providing a central hub for this connectivity, students can be inspired to further develop great ideas, then encouraged and supported to pursue the critical next steps required for a start-up venture. The Innovation Incubator is the most recent design project based on the latest understanding of the learning methods and structures for latest Millennials / Generation Y and Generation Z students.
It was designed to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration and provide a hub within the Faculty of Science to reach out to other areas across campus and build upon strengths such as makerspaces, presentation spaces, libraries, labs etc. Flexibility is also a key component forming spaces that can grow, evolve and change to suit the future demands and technologies that may be required to expand the initial program.
The Centre includes: bookable project rooms, open seating areas, conferencing capabilities, and a growing network of equipment