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Labriola Innovation District Opens on Colorado School of Mines Campus

The Colorado School of Mines has opened its new Labriola Innovation Hub building, celebrating the completion of the university’s state-of-the-art hands-on project-based learning and making headquarter: the Labriola Innovation District. Read more.

Cleveland Innovation District's AlensiaXR Completes Funding Round to Evolve Anatomical Instruction Using Holograms

AlensiaXR, a spinoff (situated in the Cleveland Innovation District) out of Case Western Reserve University, has raised funding to accelerate the development of its holographic learning platform that uses mixed reality to teach anatomy to medical students. Read more.

Paul Meyer Appointed Executive Director of North Carolina's Gateway Research Park

The Gateway Research Park has announced Paul Meyer has been named its new Executive Director. Meyer, who retired as Executive Director of the NC League of Municipalities in December 2021, has more than 25 years of non-profit leadership experience with a focus on growing organizations, developing talent, optimizing operations and achieving positive financial performance. Read more.

Rosalind Franklin University Awarded $8.1 Million for Virtual Health System and Expand Simulation Center

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science has been awarded $8.1 million in funds from the IL Board of Higher Education’s Independent Colleges Capital Investment Grant Program to bolster existing training infrastructure, including renovation of general clinical skills labs, modernization of the gross anatomy lab and purchase of state-of-the-art simulation equipment. Read more.


Carnegie Mellon University Breaks Ground on Robotics Innovation Center 

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) broke ground last month on construction for its Robotics Innovation Center (RIC), a cutting-edge facility Located in the Hazelwood Green development in Pittsburgh, that will expand CMU’s physical space for research, development and testing for robotics, including related fields such as AI and automation. Read more.

Arizona State University Becomes First Higher Education Institution to Collaborate with OpenAI

Arizona State University (ASU), home to ASU Research Park, will be the first higher education institution to collaborate with OpenAI, the AI research and deployment company behind ChatGPT. This collaborative effort introduces the advanced capabilities of ChatGPT Enterprise to ASU, empowering faculty and staff to explore the potential of generative AI. Read more.

HR&A Advisors Appoints Jeff Hébert as CEO

Jeff Hébert has been named CEO of HR&A Advisors. As a senior city and state leader, nonprofit executive and Partner at HR&A, Jeff has diverse experience spanning the civic, philanthropic and private sectors on issues of public policy, economic development and climate resilience. Read more.

University City Science Center's Tiffany Wilson Publishes Column on Philly's Life Sciences Ecosystem

Tiffany Wilson, President and CEO of the University City Science Center, has published a column in Philadelphia magazine on "3 Ideas To Make Philly’s Life Sciences Boom Benefit All of Philadelphia." Read more.

University of Nebraska–Lincoln Opens the College of Engineering’s New Home for Undergraduate Education 

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL), home to Nebraska Innovation Campus, opened Kiewit Hall last week, the centerpiece of UNL's $190 million facilities investment, which began in 2019. The six-story, privately funded, $115 million building is the College of Engineering’s new hub for undergraduate education. Read more.

Tommy Luginbill Named Exec. Dir. of Pinkney Innovation Complex for Science and Tech at Montgomery College

Thomas (Tommy) Luginbill has accepted the position of Executive Director of the Pinkney Innovation Complex for Science and Technology at Montgomery College (PIC MC). In this role, Luginbill will continue to advance the development of this innovative science and technology hub in collaboration with academic, corporate and government partners. Read more.

Ohio State Opens Energy Advancement and Innovation Center

Ohio State University's $49.3 million Energy Advancement and Innovation Center is now open with several companies in talks to rent portions of its wide-open spaces in the gateway to the Carmenton innovation district. The contractor was Baltimore-based Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. Read more.

UCLA to Transform Former Westside Pavilion Shopping Mall into New Research Park

UCLA has acquired the former Westside Pavilion shopping mall and plans to transform this site into the UCLA Research Park – bringing together scholars and industry experts from around the world to create a nexus for discovery and innovation to benefit Southern California and beyond. Read more.