University of Illinois Launches Institute to Work with Companies and Government

The Institute will focus on advancing tech transfer to advance aims at going beyond pure research to do conduct applied research such as designing and testing products.

The Urbana/Champaign (IL) News-Gazette (11/7, Garennes) reports, “The University of Illinois College of Engineering has launched a new research institute that aims to partner with companies and federal agencies to conduct applied research

such as designing and testing products.” The “Illinois Applied Research Institute plans to work with agencies such as the Air Force Research Laboratory and Department on Energy on everything from radar technology and cybersecurity to hydrogen fuel cells.” Officially launched in mid-August, it “already plans to conduct some electromagnetic-related research work with SAIC, the multibillion-dollar company and frequent recipient of Department of Defense contracts.”