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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.
The Innovation Partnership Building at UConn Tech Park is a high tech, state-of-the-art applied research facility that promotes expansion of industry partnerships and R&D and economic growth in the State of Connecticut. In our collaborations with small and large businesses alike, we leverage faculty expertise and unique high-tech instrumentation valued at over $45M. We invite you to partner with us.
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Our strategic partners have invested more than $80 million for research at the IPB.
Research & Technology Expertise
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
feet maximum depth of IPB foundation
funding from 10 major industries
million times magnification capability for world class microscope housed in IPB
Center: PW AMC
Gleeble 3500 with high-temperature mobile conversion unit and HydraWedge mobile conversion unit
Titan Thesis ACEM
Single atom resolution imaging and elemental analysis
3D Systems ProX300
Laser-based metal additive manufacturing machine
UConn’s Associate Dean for Research and Industrial Partnerships, S. Pamir Alpay, and Yomery Espinal ’18 PhD (ENG) have published a paper on a novel portable pyroelectric technology in Cell Reports Physical Science with support from the Army Research Laboratory.[Read More]
UConn hand sanitizer is being produced by the Fraunhofer USA Center for Energy Innovation located in the Innovation Partnership Building at UConn Tech Park.[Read More]
S. Pamir Alpay, Associate Dean for Research and Industrial Partnerships, has been named a Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, after a vote by the trustees last week.[Read More]
Joe Luciani, director of UConn’s Proof of Concept Center, is laser-machining face shields to meet demand at UConn Health for personal protective equipment (PPE) in the struggle against COVID-19.[Read More]
The COVID Critical Clinical Needs Project includes UConn researchers in Storrs, physicians at UConn Health in Farmington, and leaders from both campuses.[Read More]
Jeffrey McCutcheon is leading a team that is developing a prototype of an emergency ventilator that could be produced by Connecticut manufacturers to help ease the anticipated shortage of the devices as the novel coronavirus continues to spread across the state.[Read More]
NSF SHAP3D Center Site Director, Professor Anson Ma, has received a prestigious 2020 summer faculty fellowship from the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) Materials and Manufacturing Directorate.[Read More]
The collaborative efforts of medical doctors from UConn Health with engineers, scientists, and researchers from Storrs will soon result in an increased supply of personal protective equipment (PPE).[Read More]
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.