Conference Presentations

The Innovation Campus

Northeastern University Bridging the Gap to Industry
Delivered March 8, 2020
Presented by Dan Ollila, Associate, Jones Architecture, Inc. | Peter Boynton, CEO, KRI at Northeastern University | Jim Brand, Director, Space-Capital Planning, Northeastern University

Institutions referenced in this resource:
Northeastern University

Northeastern University's Innovation Campus at Burlington, Massachusetts (ICBM) leverages university intellectual capital. By partnering faculty and students with the private sector, the university can offer established companies and graduate startups opportunities while securing valuable returns. We will share how Northeastern developed ICBM's campus using alternative financing strategies, private partnerships, creatively re-purposed existing facilities. The result? A satellite campus that supports a range of research needs, moving at the speed of business.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Explore potential partnering opportunities with industry to collaborate on research initiatives, prepare students for the workplace, and share revenue streams.
  2. Discuss the pitfalls and opportunities of a core and shell approach to lay the groundwork for future lab and research build-outs.
  3. Rethink off-campus buildings and infrastructure otherwise thought to be obsolete or destined for demolition and consider opportunities or uses that can bring unique value to the university.
  4. Review satellite campuses as a shared space between the university and private industry and discuss how procurement, design process, and construction differ between these worlds.

Continuing Education Units: AIA LU 1.0 Unit (SCUPN20C326) | AICP CM 1.0 Unit

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