Uniting academia and industry
In 2014, the University of Connecticut sought to create a new campus that would serve as a platform to educate and inspire future generations of scientists and engineers, while bolstering the state’s economy. The institution tapped SOM to design the master plan for this campus, and out of this plan came the first building for the new Tech Park: The Innovation Partnership Building (IPB).
With 8,000 companies performing research within a two-hour drive of the university, UConn received $40 million from the state to fund cutting-edge laboratories and technology. And with these laboratories, the IPB has provided Connecticut-based industries with access to resources offered almost nowhere else in the state. The building is a bridge between academia and industry, attracting startups and blue-chip companies alike. Both graduates and undergraduates can engage in projects related to energy, material science, cyber security, manufacturing, data science, and artificial intelligence and robotics. As the first building in the Tech Park, the IPB is serving as an engine for creating tech jobs and strengthening the economy of Connecticut.
To enter the Innovation Partnership Building (IPB) at UConn Tech Park is to begin a journey that is fascinating and awe-inspiring.Read More