Innovation Partnership Building Officially Open

The Innovation Partnership Building was officially opened at a dedication ceremony on Sept. 20. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)


By: Mike Enright, UConn Communications

UConn is home to some of the most active and innovative researchers in the world. Across all of the University’s campuses, scholars, artists, and scientists are working on projects that will help our state, society, economy, and the world.

That global commitment was demonstrated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for UConn’s Innovation Partnership Building (IPB) on Discovery Drive in Storrs Thursday.

UConn President Susan Herbst, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, various state legislators, and faculty, staff, and students took part in the morning event.

“Today, we can say the dream of a state-of-the-art facility to foster collaboration between UConn and our industry partners is reality at last,” said President Herbst. “It is one more demonstration of our unwillingness to settle for the good when we know we can achieve great things. That spirit not only drove the creation of this project, but will drive the discovery and research that take place here.”

The IPB is UConn’s premier center for state-of-the-art equipment, cutting-edge research, and cross-disciplinary industrial partnerships. The new facility houses 10 industrial research and development centers that cover a diverse base, ranging from advanced manufacturing to biomedical devices to cybersecurity.

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Categories: Front Page, Headline, UConn Engineering News September 2018