Formed in December 2017, the Oregon State University Innovation Hub (IHub) is a place for teams of faculty, administrators and staff to develop, test and incubate bold ideas that will advance the University’s strategic goals. Rich Duncombe, a longtime expert in corporate and university innovation, has been appointed IHub Director.

The IHub formalizes and continues an effort begun in 2016-17 that engaged stakeholders across the campus to surface and evaluate a series of ideas for their academic merit and capacity to generate net revenue for the University. The Gateway Initiative was the first such strategy to gain approval for development with appropriate stakeholder engagement and shared governance.