Dow Chemical Company Opens Research Lab Within University Illinois Campus

Dow to open innovation centre at University of Illinois

10:46 AM, 15th January 2013
Dow Chemical Company Research lab at University of Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, US: As part of its mission to solve challenging problems through innovation, The Dow Chemical Company announced a partnership with the University of Illinois to open the Dow Innovation Centre, a research facility located at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The new Innovation Centre will develop data management solutions to drive value and accelerate discovery in the Research & Development (R&D) organizations throughout Dow.

At the same time, Dow has entered into an industry partnership with the National Centre for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), providing access to expertise and equipment which will accelerate Dow’s discovery processes. This partnership will enable Dow to leverage the centre’s expertise and knowledge of best practices in high-performance modeling and simulation to gain a competitive edge.

A team of sixteen students in computer science and related fields will work part-time at the new Dow Innovation Centre, which opens in the spring 2013 semester. The operation is in the Research Park, which is located on campus to better connect industry with researchers and students.

“This environment will provide students the opportunity to enhance their University of Illinois education with real-life experiences that impact industry and address major global product solutions,” said Lawrence Schook, Vice President for Research, University of Illinois.

© University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

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