Brown Innovation Center

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The Brown Innovation Center (BIC) fosters multidisciplinary collaboration to discover innovative solutions to the day’s most pressing challenges.

This inclusive, safe space for bold ideas cultivates the entrepreneurial spirit of our faculty, students, alumni, and community partners. The BIC nurtures changemakers.

Our Services

We provide the following services for aspiring creators and changemakers:

  • Meeting space for collaboration among faculty, students, staff, alumni, and community
  • 3D printers
  • Laser Cutter
  • 3D Scanner
  • Sewing Machines
  • Cricut Machine

Technology Use Request

Reserve the Innovation Center (Now using Saints Connect for reservations)

Location and Hours

The BIC is located on the first floor of the Ringhaver Student Center, 50 Sevilla St.

It's open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Frequently Asked Questions

To reserve space within the Brown Innovation Center, click on the box above, “Reserve the Innovation Center.”

To schedule a time to use the equipment, click on the box above labeled “Request Use of Technology.”


Programming, such as lectures, activities, and training, will be available to our campus community. Be sure to check out our upcoming calendar of events on Saints Connect.

Yes, Jason Schwab, our Technology Director, will be developing in-person group training sessions on our equipment. Registration for the in-person training sessions will be available on Saints Connect. 

There are no fees required to use The BIC space. You may need to purchase supplies to use some equipment. Please contact Jason Schwab at to find out what those supply needs may be.

Brown Innovation Center Points of Contact

Have a question, request, or suggestion? Here's who to contact.

Allison A. Roberts, PhD.

Peter and Sue Freytag Associate Professor of Economics

Director of the Brown Innovation Center 

Enactus Faculty Mentor 

Jason Schwab
Jason Schwab

Assistant professor of visual art

Technology Director of the Brown Innovation Center