Upshur County Innovation Center
Welcome to The IDEA

The second floor of the Innovation Center is a collaborative hub for knowledge sharing and connections with everything needed to commercialize your ideas and discoveries.

Big ideas need plenty of attention to reach their full potential. That’s why at The IDEA, we are building a dynamic environment where innovation can flourish. Through value-added service offerings, coupled with leading-edge facilities and research infrastructure, The IDEA provides companies a rich source of advantage in commercializing new technologies. We invite you to explore this site to learn more about how we can help your company cultivate big ideas.

Class A Office and
Technology Space

  • Business incubator, financial support, and business support on-site
  • Peer-to-peer collaboration for knowledge sharing and connections with investors-everything needed to commercialize your ideas and discoveries
  • Brand new building with fully customizable office/admin space.
  • 2nd floor innovation space includes digital 3D printers, maker station, launch lab, shared space (can be used for workshops-coding classes) middle mile fiber, telework atmosphere, data analytics
  • Business coaching
  • Mentor program to assist developing entrepreneurs
  • Highly secure facility with state of the art electronic access system to ensure safety and privacy

Second Floor

A limited number of memberships to The IDEA are available. Memberships allow the member 24/7 access to the 2nd Floor workspace including individual workstations. Memberships also include:

  • High-speed wireless internet on private network
  • Dedicated High Seed Gigabit connectivity
  • Access to two conference rooms in the building
  • A mailbox
  • Refreshments (during normal office hours)
  • Bulk-rate copying, printing and scanning available 24/7
  • Networking with other members

Flex Office Space

Flexible space offers businesses significant build-out opportunities to tailor the space to their needs

Rates Per Month

  • Shared: $150
  • Dedicated: $275
  • Private: $550
  • 1-Day Access Shared Desk Pass: $15
  • Classroom Rental - per hour / hours rented: $50
  • Executive Board Room - per hour / hours rented: $50


Shared - Access to open workstation or common table whichever is available plus two (2) hours of conference room time per month.

Dedicated - A personal workstation similar to cubicle in a shared office plus three (3) hours of conference room time per month.

Private - Closed and secured office space that’s for your company’s use only plus ten (8) hours of conference room time per month.

All Inclusive: All Space Includes Electricity, HVAC, Custodial, Broadband, Fax, Physical Address Suite BOX. (Day Pass Does Not Include Use Of Suite Box Address).

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