Since 2007, the Peoria NEXT Innovation Center has been a business incubator for startups looking to make their mark on the world. We are designed to meet the needs of expanding businesses and offer private office spaces, large office spaces (550 sq. ft.), and wet labs. Peoria NEXT also offers Affiliate Memberships for companies that need a mailbox and internet access, but are not currently in need of a private office.

The research laboratories at Peoria NEXT are the only wet labs for supporting startups in a 90-mile radius.

Our collaborative environment allows you to share knowledge and resources with fellow researchers, inventors, and entrepreneurs looking to transform new technologies and innovations into thriving enterprises.

Its not just space – we offer substantial entrepreneurial support individually and through our community partners.


Michael Stubbs, CPA


In June 2021, Mr. Stubbs became the Director of the Peoria NEXT Innovation Center. Mr. Stubbs manages the overall operations of Peoria NEXT and enjoys facilitating the commercialization of the region’s incredible technolgy. Mike works tirelessly to support the Peoria NEXT family.

Karen Smallberger


With 13+ years experience at Peoria NEXT, Karen is the life blood that keeps the innovation center running smoothly.



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Serving The Needs Of Peoria’s Startups


Free 1GB fiber internet & secure Wi-Fi


Labs built to support biotech & bioanalysis


Business address with secure mailroom


24/7 building access with security badging system

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