Size: 4,300 m2 (46,300 ft2)
Location: University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
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 Millennials, Generation Y, and Generation Z students.
The Innovation Centre was designed to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration and provide a hub within the Faculty of Science. Students are able to reach out to other areas across campus and build upon strengths within the facility. 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.