2022 NSU Fact Book

10 NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY University Facilities The Alan B. Levan | NSU Broward Center of Innovation (Levan Center) is a public-private partnership between Nova Southeastern University (NSU) and Broward County. It is focused on three themes: innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship; as well as four pillars: ideate, incubate, accelerate, and post-accelerate. The Levan Center links the South Florida innovation ecosystem via breakthrough ideation, new technologies, job creation, talent skills pipeline, new company formation, and scaling of early-stage and young startup companies. Each of the four pillars are supported by customized programs, events, and wraparound services. The Levan Center is an economic and education engine for South Florida with local, regional, national, and international impact. By powering the innovation ecosystem, the Levan Center is a major stakeholder in the establishment of a tech hub for Broward County and South Florida. The Levan Center provides access to advice, education, and tools that are needed to grow ideas, business, and expertise. INNOVATION The Makerspace at the Levan Center includes 3-D scanners, 3-D printers, infrared cameras, laser cutters, and headsets, as well as the digital platforms needed to develop software, apps, machine learning, and spatial computing. TECHNOLOGY The Levan Center offers workshops and certificate programs to train individuals on high-demand technological skills. Examples include blockchain, machine learning, and augmented and virtual reality programming. ENTREPRENEURSHIP The Levan Center offers a variety of coworking spaces, from hot desks to private offices. It also offers four core programs to support the Founder’s Journey from birth of an idea through successful exit or global expansion including comprehensive wraparound services, ensuring entrepreneurial success. These programs are • Ideate This four-week program was created to assist entrepreneurs with the development of an idea through design thinking and prototyping. • Incubate This six-week program helps advance the design- thinking process. • Accelerate This 12-week program is designed to increase funding, customers, and revenue streams, as well as build brand recognition. • Postaccelerate This 16-week program is a fully customized experience to accelerate growth in a globally established enterprise, creating more jobs, increasing revenue, and maximizing positive impact The goal of the Levan Center Community Advisory Council is to link the NSU community with opportunities that enhance the academic mission. This includes collaboration, experiential oppor- tunities, practicum experiences, and major applied research projects. The council consists of NSU leadership representing academic colleges, facilities, regional campus operations, academic affairs, university advancement, student affairs, and translational research. ALAN B. LEVAN | NSU BROWARD CENTER OF INNOVATION u