Mount Ida Innovation Space members gain access to the core laboratories, makerspaces, and other innovation facilities at the state’s flagship public research university.

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, Mass., is home to a community of entrepreneurs. It comprises more than 25,000 square feet of offices—both dedicated and shared—in addition to conference rooms, auditoriums, laboratories, 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.