The Innovation Hub at McMillan Hall

Conceive. Collaborate. Create.

Vision

The Innovation Hub is an interdisciplinary center that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship, bringing together members of both the Valparaiso University campus and throughout the Valparaiso community and Northwest Indiana with diverse skills, talents, and ideas in one collaborative space. The Hub advances the mission of Valparaiso University to prepare well-rounded graduates to do great things in the world that needs them.

Welcome

Have an idea? Let’s make it a reality.

A regional center for innovation, the Innovation Hub brings together business and community members with the brightest entrepreneurial Valpo minds and cutting-edge resources and technology in one unique, inspirational space.

Whether you’re a current entrepreneur, an aspiring entrepreneur, or support entrepreneurship on campus, in the Valparaiso community, or beyond, you are welcome in the dynamic, inclusive environment that characterizes the Hub.

The University’s history is intertwined with that of the city of Valparaiso and the wider Northwest Indiana Region, and the Innovation Hub will strengthen both the community and the University by promoting entrepreneurial thinking and spurring innovation throughout the entire region.

Get ready to be challenged and inspired.

Approach

The Hub fosters interdisciplinary learning and innovative thinking and is a space where entrepreneurial skills are sharpened.

At its core are people with an entrepreneurial spirit, coming together as one collaborative community. People with diverse perspectives, broad knowledge sets, and distinctive skills will join in this supportive environment, forming connections, sparking creativity, generating ideas, and becoming empowered. Through facilitated interaction, creative solutions will be developed and brought to life, creating economic opportunity and impacting lives.

Business and community leaders will connect with students to provide real-world guidance and invaluable insights on business and organization projects. And in turn, these business leaders will gain access to workshops and events hosted at the Hub and benefit from academic research as well as diverse perspectives and creativity in the development of innovative solutions to concrete business issues.

The Hub will grant students opportunities to work not only with local businesses, but national and international companies as well, preparing them for success in a dynamically changing, global marketplace in need of innovative thinkers.

A catalyst for innovation, the Innovation Hub will expose you to new, exciting ways and launch you into the future.

Resources

Innovation resources include:
• Collaborative Work Spaces
• Complimentary Wi-Fi
• Projection Screen
• White Boards
• Small Conference Room
• Small Kitchen

Facility

The building, located at 1806 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, is on the northern edge of the Valpo campus, just west of Sturdy Road. The building is named Clyde H. McMillan Hall.

Designed with entrepreneurs in mind, the Innovation Hub is a synergistic environment where entrepreneurs will flourish. The wide-open, comfortable work spaces promote idea generation and collaboration.

Contact

For additional information about the Innovation Hub, email iHub@valpo.edu or contact Kendra Adamson, administrative assistant to the dean, College of Business, at 219.464.5035.

Hours of Operation

The Innovation Hub is currently open by appointment only.

The possibilities are endless.

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Thank You
Dedicated in September 2017, the Innovation Hub was made possible through nearly $1.4 million received from the estate of the late Deborah “Deb” A. Tschetter ’71, as well as Stewart G. McMillan and Kathryn H. McMillan, who donated the building that houses the facility. The building is named Clyde H. McMillan Hall, in memory of Stewart’s father and founder of Task Force Tips, Chief Clyde H. McMillan.