Cohabitation, academics & industry: Midwestern colleges launch Innovation campuses, public-private collaboration | Innovation & Institutions, Will it Blend? |

"'Innovation campuses' are springing up everywhere" especially in the Midwest.


...the intentional cohabitation of academics and industry is key to all of them, something university leaders say made the ambitious and expensive projects palatable to legislators and voters even as the economy and higher ed appropriations shrunk.


Here's sampling of what is under contruction, via Inside Higher Ed:


...many [are] in the Midwest and almost all involving fancy new buildings and partnerships between public colleges and private corporations.


Public research universities have long had ties to state industries, and technology transfer is widespread in higher education.

The new innovation campuses include:

Via Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), Deb Nystrom, REVELN