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Northeastern University to build innovation center in Burlington

Posted by Your Town  July 25, 2013 03:46 PM

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Northeastern University announced on Wednesday plans to build an innovation center in Burlington with a manufacturing company, which will include laboratories, conference rooms, and office space for Northeastern faculty and company officials.

Northeastern said in a statement that it will partner with the Rogers Corporation, an American speciality materials manufacturer, to found the Rogers Innovation Center at the school’s George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security in Burlington.

“We are incred­ibly excited about this unique part­ner­ship with Rogers Cor­po­ra­tion, one that can be a model for how uni­ver­si­ties and cor­po­ra­tions should interact in the future for the ben­efit of both par­ties,” Melvin Bern­stein, senior vice provost for research and grad­uate edu­ca­tion at North­eastern said in the statement.

The center is slated to be finished by the end of this year, the statement said. Northeastern and the Rogers Corporation aim to “encourage corporate-academic collaboration, and innovation from basic research,” according to the statement.
The corporation has promised to provide “substantial, multi-year funding” for research programs and graduate student education.

Bob Daigle, chief tech­nology officer for Rogers, said in the statement that “Our team looks for­ward to col­lab­o­rating with aca­d­emic researchers in the entre­pre­neurial envi­ron­ment being cre­ated at the Kostas Insti­tute. Together with North­eastern, we are excited to share capa­bil­i­ties and sci­en­tific knowl­edge to create new mate­rials solu­tions that will help power, pro­tect, and con­nect the world in new and better ways.”

Katherine Landergan can be reached at klandergan@globe.com. For campus news updates, follow her on Twitter @klandergan.

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