The Tech Park, a bold step for UConn and the State of Connecticut, builds upon the successful operating models of other university technology parks throughout the country. Its mission is to:
- Accelerate innovation with industry, from startups to mid-sized and large corporations
- Provide an active interface linking basic research and industrial applications
- Advance state economic development goals
The Innovation Partnership Building, or IPB, is the first Tech Park building and will be completed by Q1 2017. Comprising 115,000 square feet, the IPB will feature agile and flexible-use laboratories, including tenant labs. An investment of $40 million in specialized equipment is planned for the IPB. The UConn Tech Park is much more than a physical space – it is part of an expansive network of industry-supportive resources, programs, and collaborations that begin at UConn’s main campus in Storrs and extend throughout the State of Connecticut.