Collaborative Workspace

Mount Ida Campus Center

Mount Ida Innovation and Collaboration Space

The Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst is a hub for innovation, connecting research and industry. It is home to over 25,000 square feet of facilities to help businesses grow.  The Mount Ida Innovation Space was established by UMass Amherst and the UMass Innovation Institute to connect early-stage companies with the Commonwealth’s largest public research university.  

The Mount Ida Innovation and Collaboration Space, located on UMass Amherst's campus in Newton, is home to a community of entrepreneurs. It comprises more than 25,000 square feet of co-working space: offices — both dedicated and shared — in addition to conference rooms,  auditoriums, laboratories, a makerspace and event spaces. The space serves as a hub for innovation by connecting UMass Amherst with the area’s most forward-thinking companies and individuals.  

Consistent with the mission and strategic plan of the Mount Ida Campus, Innovation and Collaboration Space members are expected to provide professional development opportunities for UMass Amherst students, including informational interviews, internships and/or networking opportunities.

Location

The Mount Ida Innovation Space is located at 100 Carlson Avenue in Newton, Mass., within the Newton-Needham Innovation District (N2) and adjacent to the Wells Avenue Commercial District. The area has become a hotbed for revolutionary technology, booming startups and enterprising corporations. Located right off Route 95 and less than 10 miles from downtown Boston, the Mount Ida Campus offers free parking, on-site dining, and outdoor recreational facilities.

Contact: KathrynEllis@umass.edu

Amenities

  • COVID-19 
    • Protocols and services include technology to facilitate high-quality virtual meetings, plexiglass dividers at locations where social distancing cannot be maintained, complementary masks/face guards, access to state-of-art testing and contact tracing, hand sanitizer stations, enhanced cleaning protocols and designated directional walkways
  • 24-hour access
    • Work any time, 7 days per week for full-time members. Part-time and virtual memberships are available
  • Free parking
    • Ample free parking on campus
  • Coffee & snacks
    • Complimentary coffee, tea and snacks
  • Connect to UMass
    • Connection to UMass’s top-level research facilities as well as faculty, alumni, and students
  • Facilities
    • On-site makerspace, laboratory, auditorium and event spaces
  • Conference rooms & phone booths
    • Dedicated conference rooms offer remote conferencing technology and custom-built phone booths provide for private calls
  • Dining
    • Award-winning UMass Amherst dining onsite offers both meal plans and pay-as-you-go meals
  • Small business support
    • Regular office hours, hosted by a small business expert, are available on campus
  • Weekly events (coming soon)
    • Expert speakers and workshops coupled with an opportunity to network with fellow members of the innovation community.
  • On-site gym & athletic fields
    • Enjoy convenient workouts and have space for recreational or team-building games
  • 75-acre campus
    • Bucolic campus offers a scenic pond and links to walking and biking trails

    Thinking of Becoming a Member?

    Memberships start at $350/month. Full-time, part-time and virtual options are available.

    Schedule a tour and experience what it’s like to be a member of our community. Be sure to check our event calendar for upcoming speakers, workshops, and new venture receptions. Send us a message, and we will be happy to answer any question you have.

    Find Out More

    Register for one of our upcoming events. Each event is open to Innovation Space members and their guests, as well as the general public.

    View news related to the Mount Ida Ida Innovation Space and companies operating within it.

    Please send us a message or call 413-531-0988 to get in touch with a member of our team.

    Let Us Show You Around

    Schedule a tour to find out how joining the UMass community through the Mount Ida Innovation Space provides you with more than just an office.

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    Collaborative Space with a couch, table and chairs, and TV

    Experience a community of innovation close to Boston. Located on the Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst — one of the nation’s top research universities. Schedule a tour above.

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