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Student Innovation in the Gaming Lab

Unique program boosts student entrepreneurship in the gaming technology industry.

Business and Community  |  Mar 19, 2018  |  UNLV News Center

In universities across the country, the notion of student-owned and -generated patents is fairly unique. But UNLV's Center for Gaming Innovation created an incubator for both undergraduate and graduate student ideas. The collaborative relationship demonstrates the university's dedication to protecting students' intellectual property while offering them a unique learning experience. The center is responsible for filing more than 40 patent applications—resulting in eight issued patents and seven commercialized products since its inception in fall 2013.

The stories below represent a handful of CGI's major success stories. The center, made possible by a grant from the Governor's Office of Economic Development, is part of UNLV's International Gaming Institute.

Oct 31, 2017
Business and Community

UNLV class brings student-developed ideas to the market at the Global Gaming Expo trade show.


Ace and Jack playing card on UNLV table.
Feb 28, 2018
Campus News

In an only-in-Las Vegas program, UNLV students are constructing the future of casino games.


John Lukasik
Mar 30, 2016
Research

UNLV supercomputer helps gaming innovation students do the math and make the pitch for a new fantasy sports game.