Nanotechnology Now





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > Press > HP joins UC Santa Cruz and NASA in groundbreaking collaborative venture

Abstract:
HP has joined the University of California, Santa Cruz, and NASA in a new venture focused on developing revolutionary science breakthroughs in the coming decades.

HP joins UC Santa Cruz and NASA in groundbreaking collaborative venture

Santa Cruz, CA | Posted on March 7th, 2007

As the first industry affiliate of the Bio-Info-Nano Research and Development Institute (BIN-RDI), a collaborative venture led by UCSC at its NASA Research Park (NRP)-based Silicon Valley Center, HP will play a key role in establishing the institute's policies and priorities. The collaboration with HP provides new momentum to BIN-RDI programs, which are focused on the converging fields of biotechnology, information technology, and nanotechnology.

"This is a key step in the evolution of the BIN-RDI project," said UCSC Acting Chancellor George Blumenthal. "With HP on board, this initiative is achieving our vision of an interdisciplinary institute involving industrial and university research and operating at the forefront of technological innovation."

The collaboration with HP is a major milestone in a project that already involved NASA and UC scientists in Silicon Valley, said Carl Walsh, vice provost for Silicon Valley Initiatives and professor of economics at UCSC. "The BIN-RDI is one of the key initiatives in UCSC's overall plan to bring UC research and educational programs to Silicon Valley, and we are excited by the prospects this partnership offers," he said.

Building on UCSC's existing partnership with NASA Ames through the University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) in the NRP, the BIN-RDI is strategically positioned at the forefront of emerging technologies made possible by advances across a range of disciplines. Many experts view the convergence of biotechnology, information technology, and nanotechnology as the nexus of the next major technological revolution. As the institute's keystone industry affiliate, HP will help define the research agenda for the BIN-RDI and play a leading role on its industrial advisory board.

"BIN-RDI is an institution that has potential to have tremendous impact on a broad range of research we'll be pursuing in the future," said Stan Williams, HP senior fellow and director of quantum science research at HP Labs.

HP is setting an example for other Silicon Valley companies by demonstrating confidence in the institute's plans, according to David Lackner, director of the BIN-RDI Affiliates Program. "We're doing something truly different here, and HP is stepping up to show that it really believes in this," Lackner said.

William Berry, operations director of the BIN-RDI, said the partnership with HP helps to validate the BIN-RDI's underlying concept of having academic, government, and industry researchers working together in an open environment.

"We intend to be innovative in managing the intellectual property environment of the BIN-RDI's research program as an enabler for future broader participation in collaborations," Berry said.

The BIN-RDI provides a central "commons" area for research and development where intellectual property is shared among participating universities, companies, and government agencies. Adjoining the commons is transient, private laboratory space ("T-space") for proprietary research. This research architecture is designed to accommodate multi-sector partnerships for both start-up and established companies, and to foster rapid development of innovative discoveries and technologies.

In addition to endorsements from industry, the BIN-RDI has received substantial support from regional education leaders and state and federal elected officials. With critical assistance from Senator Dianne Feinstein and Representative Anna Eshoo, the initiative obtained $2 million in federal seed funding in 2006. HP is providing additional funding to support the institute's operations, and NASA has also made significant contributions. The institute is now moving into a new building, the Advanced Studies Laboratory, located in the NASA Research Park.

Current research activities at the BIN-RDI include projects on thermoelectric materials and fuel cell technology. The institute also aims to establish a Nano-Science Policy Institute and develop educational programs through the Collaborative for Higher Education, a partnership involving UCSC, San Jose State University, and Foothill-De Anza Community College District.

####

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Tim Stephens
(831) 459-2495

Copyright © UC Santa Cruz

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Academic/Education

SUNY Poly CNSE and NIOSH Launch Federal Nano Health and Safety Consortium: May 20th, 2015

New JEOL E-Beam Lithography System to Enhance Quantum NanoFab Capabilities May 6th, 2015

FEI Partners With the George Washington University to Equip New Science & Engineering Hall: Suite of new high-performance microscopes will be used for cutting-edge experiments at GW’s new research facility April 29th, 2015

Renishaw Raman systems used to study 2D materials at Boston University, Massachusetts, USA. April 28th, 2015

Announcements

Nanostructures Increase Corrosion Resistance in Metallic Body Implants May 24th, 2015

Iranian Scientists Use Magnetic Field to Transfer Anticancer Drug to Tumor Tissue May 24th, 2015

Basel physicists develop efficient method of signal transmission from nanocomponents May 23rd, 2015

This Slinky lookalike 'hyperlens' helps us see tiny objects: The photonics advancement could improve early cancer detection, nanoelectronics manufacturing and scientists' ability to observe single molecules May 23rd, 2015

Alliances/Partnerships/Distributorships

Samtec, Global Provider of Interconnect Systems, Joins IRT Nanoelec Silicon Photonics Program May 21st, 2015

SUNY Poly CNSE and NIOSH Launch Federal Nano Health and Safety Consortium: May 20th, 2015

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. Announces Official Launch of the Eagle Platinum Tile™ May 19th, 2015

DiATOME enables surface preparation for AFM and FIB May 19th, 2015

Research partnerships

Supercomputer unlocks secrets of plant cells to pave the way for more resilient crops: IBM partners with University of Melbourne and UQ May 21st, 2015

Taking control of light emission: Researchers find a way of tuning light waves by pairing 2 exotic 2-D materials May 20th, 2015

Efficiency record for black silicon solar cells jumps to 22.1 percent: Aalto University's researchers improved their previous record by over 3 absolute percents in cooperation with Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya May 18th, 2015

Organic nanoparticles, more lethal to tumors: Carbon-based nanoparticles could be used to sensitize cancerous tumors to proton radiotherapy and induce more focused destruction of cancer cells, a new study shows May 18th, 2015

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More










ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project