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We Provide a Supportive Environment

In addition to office and manufacturing space, the Janesville Innovation Center provides a range of services to assist your company in achieving success by encouraging innovation and sustainable growth. With JIC you have a partner to scale your business and further business operations.


JIC provides turn-key offices, Internet, utilities, furniture, shared conference room and kitchen access. Manufacturing Bays and Suites are outfitted with high ceilings, overhead and dock doors.

Education & Mentorship

JIC offers access to education, training opportunities, Merlin Mentors, GrowthWheel® business assessments, mentorship and network connections.

Provider Network

JIC connects tenant companies with local, regional and state business resources that can assist early-stage and growth companies.

Tenant Loan Fund

The JIC Tenant Loan Fund provides start-up and early-stage JIC tenant companies access to working capital for projects and investments that accelerate revenue growth, profitability and/or the ability to secure additional growth capital.

Our Mission

The Janesville Innovation Center (JIC) supports entrepreneurship and the creation and growth of innovation-based companies in the greater Janesville area.

Board of Directors

The JIC building is owned by the City of Janesville and managed by Janesville Innovation, Inc. (JII), a non-profit economic development entity. The Board of Directors is responsible for managing the internal workings for the JIC including tenant selection, finances, tenant technical assistance support and other administrative responsibilities.


JIC partners include the US Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration; City of Janesville; Janesville Foundation; Alliant Energy; The Janesville Art League and The George Parker Foundation.

A Remarkable Difference

``Being at Janesville Innovation Center made a remarkable difference-from the board and business resources to having access to space to grow. I may be passionate about the science, but I needed to learn about other aspects of building a business and reinventing the wheel is costly.``

John Goepfert - Simply Solutions

Being Your Best

“I loved being a part of the Janesville Innovation Center for so many reasons. Getting to know the board and being held accountable to this knowledgeable group of dynamic professionals was a huge advantage. Mike Mathews is just amazing. The location was ideal with access to multiple metropolitan areas and airports. The other tenants were remarkable. The sense of innovation and energy was inspiring. It motivates you to be your best.”
Lori Huntoon - Hydrogeologic

Builds Trust

“I was originally working out of my home. Working from Janesville Innovation Center helped me present a professional persona. Having a beautifully designed office and well-appointed conference room to entertain clients built trust and reflected positively on me. That means more business.”
Robert Novak III - Novak Network

A Real Difference

“We’ve never built a business before. Having access to the resources of Janesville Innovation Center made a real difference.”
Chad Kaderabek - K4 Innovations

Are We a Good Fit for You?

JIC is focused on assisting future growth, job generation and revitalization of the local and regional economy. With these goals in mind, Janesville Innovation Center uses the following guidelines to review and consider applications to lease space:

New Firms

Firms that have been established within the last 3 years are considered to be new firms with the type of start-up characteristics and needs that can best utilize JIC resources. Firms that have the other characteristics noted below and have been in existence more than 3 years are encouraged to apply as well.

New Product

Firms with proprietary intellectual property that are pursuing the development of that technology are encouraged to apply to JIC. Those firms that are developing, or have developed new products and/or processes, that have not yet been patented are also invited to make application to JIC.


Firms that have current (or prospective) products and/or services in the commercial marketplace and are seeking to scale that commercialization are encouraged to submit an application to JIC.

Employment Growth

Firms with current employees (and contracted providers) that desire to expand employment and contracted services are encouraged to apply to JIC. Those firms that are early in the company’s development and looking to grow in the future are also encouraged to fill out an application form.

High Value Positions

Firms with needs for professional and experienced managers and staff are encouraged to make a submission. Firms that require trained and skilled positions are also encouraged to apply to JIC.

Public/Private Partnerships

Firms with existing or desired relationships with Blackhawk Technical College, UW- Rock County, UW- Whitewater, Beloit College and/or other public or private partnerships (willingness to partner and/or pursue relationships) are encouraged to enter an application form to JIC.

General Industry

Our facilities and amenities are best suited for Manufacturing, Wholesale Distribution, Creative Services, Information Technologies, Professional, Technical and Scientific general industry classifications.

Market Potential

Our services best accommodate companies with national and/or global market potential that are looking to increase market size and expand distribution channels.

Current Tenants

Our current tenant community includes the following companies.  Click on the company logo to link to their websites and to learn more about each of these innovative companies.

Our Latest News

Read more about the latest news and successes at JIC.

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