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Innovation Partnership Building

Innovation Partnership Building

Welcome to The Innovation Partnership Building at the UConn Tech Park, UConn’s premier center for cutting edge research and industry collaboration and innovation. The IPB provides an ecosystem that inspires great ideas, pushing the envelope for next generation solutions. Cross-disciplinary research teams develop novel approaches to critical real world problems in fields ranging from manufacturing to biomedical devices to cybersecurity.

The IPB strengthens Connecticut’s economic future by connecting leading industries with outstanding research facilities and fosters new, innovative partnerships with entrepreneurs and with companies of all sizes.

The IPB. A hot spot of technological assets and intellectual energy where exceptional innovation, collaboration and partnerships deliver the future.

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Strategic Partners

Our strategic partners have invested more than $80 million for research at the IPB.

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Research & Technology Expertise

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life sciences

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A Bold Step for the State of Connecticut


Invested in state-of-the-art research equipment


square feet with three floors


companies performing work relevant to IPB are within two hours' drive to UConn


tons of static force can be exerted by state of the art materials testing equipment housed in IPB


acres comprise North Campus where IPB is located


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funding from 10 major industries


million times magnification capability for world class microscope housed in IPB

High-Tech Equipment


Center: PW AMC

Gleeble 3500

Gleeble 3500 with high-temperature mobile conversion unit and HydraWedge mobile conversion unit


Center: Camma

Titan Thesis ACEM

Single atom resolution imaging and elemental analysis


Center: PW-AMC

3D Systems ProX300

Laser-based metal additive manufacturing machine


UConn Tech Park at Sunset

Tech Park is Hiring!

Join our team! UConn Tech Park seeks to hire an experienced fiscal manager to support the business and sponsored research-related activities of our operation.  

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UConn Earns Defense Industry Dollars, Research Designation

In recent months, the University of Connecticut has been re-designated as a National Security Agency/Department of Homeland Security Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research and landed a four-year, $5.4 million contract with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).

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Prof Hebert Rainer

Solving Problems in 3D

Finding real-world solutions for industry, utilizing highly specialized equipment, training the future innovation workforce – it’s all in a day’s work for Rainer Hebert, director of the Pratt & Whitney Additive Manufacturing Center at UConn Tech Park.

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Today: Fashion Show at the IPB

Tech Park is excited to host the UConn Black Students Association’s 26th Anniversary Fashion Show: ODYSSEY on Saturday afternoon. The Spring Weekend event is sold out to a crowd of 300. According to BSA president Abby Katz, the show “showcases diversity within blackness and its various intersections with gender, art, and sense of place. It […]

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Since its opening in fall 2017, the IPB has developed into an active, vibrant community. In any given week we welcome numerous guests interested it its advanced capabilities and sophisticated resources, from regional to international organizations, including large and small businesses, entrepreneurs and academicians. The IPB has also had opportunities to demonstrate our capabilities and highlight our achievements to Connecticut legislators, Connecticut congressional delegation, and government funding agencies. There is a sense of excitement from guests as they meet with faculty, tour our high tech facility, and begin to recognize the remarkable opportunities the IPB provides.

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