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Maverick Innovation Center at Piñon Hall

The Maverick Innovation Center offers students from any academic discipline the opportunity to develop entrepreneurial ideas and turn them into reality by working with students from other disciplines, community experts and CMU faculty.

Located on the first floor of Piñon Hall on the eastern edge of CMU's main campus, the center includes spaces designed for different uses that range from small meetings and brainstorming to design work to producing prototypes. Open to participating students 24-7, the array of resources include industry-standard technologies to support product development.

More important than the attractive surroundings and new technologies, the innovation center offers students access to experts and classes so they gain the knowledge and tools to turn a dream into reality.

They may tap into the corporate experience of the mentor/inventor-in-residence, the financial and banking knowhow of the center's director, the wide-ranging expertise of CMU faculty and insights from visiting professionals and specialists.

Credit classes offered at the center include Boot Camp and The Hatchery, which are designed to prepare students for participation in the Innovation Center.

Contact us

For more information or to get involved with the Innovation Center, please contact Acting Director Tom Benton at or 970.248.2143.