Levan Center Emerging Technologies

Principal Investigator/Project Director

Teresa L Grandal

Colleges / Centers

Levan NSU Broward Ctr of Innovation


U.S. Department of Education (USED)

Start Date



Abstract Nova Southeastern University, Inc., on behalf of its Alan B. Levan | NSU Broward Center of Innovation (Levan Center), proposes Levan Center Emerging Technologies to acquire equipment that will be used to develop and train individuals in emerging technologies such as augmented and virtual realities, artificial intelligence, volumetric capture studio equipment, development software, and high-performance computers. The technologies will be accessed by entrepreneurs, founders, and individuals looking to develop products using the technologies or are seeking to know more about emerging technologies. Most of the technology will be housed in the Levan Center Technology Makerspace and serve entrepreneurs from various fields such as aviation/aerospace, financial services, global logistics, life sciences, manufacturing, marine, and others. The Levan Center will build the volumetric capture studio in a space near its technology makerspace, and will work with partners like PeakActivity, Unity, and Microsoft to develop training programs, policies and procedures for use by entrepreneurs. Having the technology available at the Levan Center of Innovation will ensure accessibility by individuals who normally would not have access to the latest technologies. The Levan Center will work with local governments, community-based organizations, and other state colleges nearby to conduct outreach activities as a way to increase awareness of career paths within the emerging technologies. Expected outcomes include breakthrough ideation, development of new technologies, talent skills pipeline, job creation, new company formation, and the scaling of early-stage and young companies.

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