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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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energy

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Cybersecurity

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life sciences

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energy

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manufacturing

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data sciences

A Bold Step for the State of Connecticut

$40M

Invested in state-of-the-art research equipment

113,700

square feet with three floors

8,000

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

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

514

acres comprise North Campus where IPB is located

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feet maximum depth of IPB foundation

>$80M

funding from 10 major industries

>100

million times magnification capability for world class microscope housed in IPB

High-Tech Equipment

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Center: PW AMC

Gleeble 3500

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

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Center: Camma

Titan Thesis ACEM

Single atom resolution imaging and elemental analysis

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Center: PW-AMC

3D Systems ProX300

Laser-based metal additive manufacturing machine

News

Smart Minds Talk about the Smart Gri

For participants of the Eversource Energy Center Grid Modernization Summit, ways to make the delivery of electricity more reliable were at the front of everyone’s minds.

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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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Quantifying Chaos with Emmanouil Anagnostou

Quantifying Chaos with Emmanouil Anagnostou

Director of the Eversource Energy Center Anagnostou does not develop weather prediction models, rather he uses some of the existing predictive tools to determine the impact of a weather system on the ground.

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Outreach

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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