Nucleus Welcomes British Consul General Stephen Bridges

British Consul General Stephen Bridges will discuss "Doing Business with the United Kingdom - An Inside Perspective" at The Nucleus on Wednesday, August 20th at 4 pm; refreshments will follow. Please rsvp to Kay Harper at by 8/18.

Registration OPEN for Fall 2014 LaunchIt

Registration is OPEN for our Fall 2014 LaunchIt Training Program. Classes will meet on Thursday evenings from September 4 through November 6 from 6-9 p.m. at The Nucleus. Registrations accepted through August 26. Not sure this program is for you? Attend a Lunch & Learn on Tuesday, August 12 at the TechCenter to hear first hand from coaches and LaunchIt graduates about the benefits of the program.

VetStart Applications OPEN

Applications are being accepted for the Fall 2014 VetStart program; five veterans will be selected to participate in the Fall2014 LaunchIt program and receive startup funds. Thanks to Toyota for their financial support of VetStart. Applications accepted through August 15.

Collaboration. Innovation. Entrepreneurship. Funding. Partnerships.

Nucleus is the center that brings together all of the elements essential to innovation and research commercialization success.

As a business center, Nucleus orchestrates recruitment, incentives, shared community and infrastructure services. And, true to its name, Nucleus is positioned to become the center of leading national innovation and research parks.

As an entity, Nucleus' work is integral to the development of the research park currently underway at UofL's Haymarket property in downtown Louisville. In this role, Nucleus is creating a vibrant technology business district at Haymarket along the city's Healthcare / University / Riverfront corridor.

The Nucleus Grand Opening ~ October 23rd

The Nucleus is the first of four planned research, technology and office buildings; with 200,000 sq. ft. of eco-friendly office, dry lab and innovation space, the eight-story building will be home to one of Louisville’s economic development clusters—lifelong wellness and aging.

Long Term Care IDEA Hour


LTC Idea Hour format will be changed this year. Stay tuned for details regarding our next speaker and event date.

e+i Welcomes Debbie Scoppechio

Debbie Scoppechio, Founder and Chairman of Creative Alliance, will discuss founding and growing one of the largest independent advertising agencies in the U.S. to over $150M in annual billings on Wednesday, August 27th at the iHub at 12 noon.

Request for Design-Build Proposals

"Kentucky Entrepreneur" Segment on KET

Louisville business legend John Schnatter, founder and CEO of Papa John's International, will be featured in the second  “Kentucky Entrepreneur” segment on KET channels beginning Sunday, May 25th.  “Kentucky Entrepreneur”, sponsored by Nucleus: Kentucky’s Innovation Center, showcases top Kentucky entrepreneurs and businesspeople sharing their “how I did it” stories with entrepreneurs.  In the hour-long program, Schnatter talks about the launch and growth of the third largest pizza chain in America.  The dates and times of “Kentucky Entrepreneur: Papa John’s John Schnatter”: Sunday, May 25th at Noon; Tuesday, May 27th at 8 p.m.; Thursday, May 29th at 6 a.m.; Saturday, May 31st at 3 p.m; and Thursday June 19th at 4 a.m.

Calendar of Events

Nucleus Vendor List

We are piloting a Nucleus Vendor list on our website for companies that perform services for start-up and early stage companies.  Vendors on this list, which will be accessible to Nucleus tenants and entrepreneurs in our LaunchIt program, will be required to offer a discounted service in order to participate.  For additional information and to participate in this pilot program, please contact Mary Tapolsky at 569-2059 or

Nucleus Participates in KY Trade Mission to United Kingdom

UofL and Nucleus have been invited to attend the Governor's Trade Mission to the United Kingdom May 11-16. Vickie Yates Brown will represent UofL and Nucleus on this trip; she will present to and meet with Innovation and Research Parks in the UK as well as companies potentially interested in a soft landing spot in the United States at Nucleus.

Nucleus Innovation Park Video

University of Louisville Foundation

The Foundation's vision is to make the University of Louisville a preeminent metropolitan research university recognized for advancing the intellectual, social and economic development of our community and its citizens while placing the University among the top tier of similar universities in the nation.

The Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation that holds, invests and designates funds of the University. These funds are invested and managed by the Foundation in support of the University’s education, research and service goals and used for scholarships, endowments, research chairs, grants and other academic initiatives.

Nucleus Open House


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