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.
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
German delegates capped off a full day on the UConn campus with a collegial reception at the Innovation Partnership Building.[Read More]
UConn Professor Steve Suib’s research with ExxonMobil featured on the DoE-Office of Science web site and on UConn Today.[Read More]
Returning and newly elected state legislators met with university officials at the Innovation Partnership Building (IPB) this week to tour the unparalleled facility and to discuss many of UConn’s core research and educational programs.[Read More]
UConn, the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell), and Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) announced a collaboration to establish SHAP3D, a National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry-University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC), to address emerging challenges of additive manufacturing, also commonly referred to as 3D printing.[Read More]
UConn’s Innovation Partnership Building has won an Excellence Award in the 2018 AIA Connecticut Design Awards.[Read More]
Professor S. Pamir Alpay has been elevated to Fellow status by the American Ceramic Society (ACerS), a distinguishing honor given to individuals who have impacted the ceramics engineering industry through scholarship and enterprise.[Read More]
Mary Planeta Fitzgerald, president of Acme Wire Products in Mystic, hadn’t thought too much about
using a 3D printer to produce the company’s wire masks for lacrosse helmets until a UConn design specialist came to visit and showed her how it would save time and money.
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.