Need to think outside the box? Visit the Innovation Center
City employees have access to a new creative space designed for brainstorming and innovative thinking across departments. The new Innovation Center on the first floor of the Crown Roller Mill Building has meeting spaces available now.
The Innovation Center offers a collaborative co-working space designed to optimize innovation across the enterprise by providing a unique environment and technology to foster information sharing, creativity, knowledge sharing and enterprise alignment with the ultimate goal of developing comprehensive solutions to better run the City.
The center can accommodate multiple groups and individuals simultaneously. Users are encouraged to host short-to mid-term projects.
- The Co-working Area is a creative space to work alone or collaborate with a colleague or small group without a reservation. The space is available first-come, first-served every day 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Noise and sharing are welcome and encouraged – it isn’t a quiet workspace in the Co-working Area.
- Six private Focus rooms provide space for independent work.
- The Creativity and Innovation rooms provide meeting space for up to 6 employees and include 60-inch flat-screen TVs with HDMI connectivity to hook up a laptop.
- The Collaboration room provides meeting space for up to 12 employees and includes 60-inch flat-screen TVs with HDMI connectivity to hook up a laptop.
How to reserve a room in the Innovation Center
Use Outlook to book a meeting room in the Innovation Center:
- See the floor plan to determine which room you want to use.
- In Outlook, search “IC” to find the Innovation Center meeting rooms.
- Schedule the room for your meeting under “resource” (using the same process as booking other City meeting rooms).
You are responsible for reconfiguring the room to meet your needs. Please return the room to its original configuration when your event is complete, and leave the area as clean as possible.
The Innovation Center became available when the previous tenant left recently. It will continue to be available as meeting space for employees through the City’s lease of the Crown Roller Mill Building, which ends August 2016. The Innovation Center is managed by CPED’s Operation and Innovation Team.
Published May 19, 2015