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Baylor students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in innovation and collaboration by working for the Launch program in the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative.
Dr. Greg Leman, the Hankamer School of Business chair in management and entrepreneurship, said the mission of the program is to assist existing businesses, researchers and entrepreneurs in accelerating sustainable economic growth through the commercialization of innovation.
The Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative draws researchers and employees to a site that has been largely vacant for 27 years.
“The research that has been going on here and will go on here in the future has the potential to affect humankind,” Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for media communications, said. “I hope that is not much of an exaggeration and I really don’t think it is. The future is just limitless here at the BRIC.”
The innovations of future companies will be in good hands at the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative with the help of the new marketing initiative, the Innovative Business Accelerator.
The IBA is an initiative created by the Hankamer School of Business and the office of the vice provost for research.
In the 10 years since the university adopted an ambitious new vision outlined in the “Baylor 2012” initiative, the university’s new capital investments in research and residential facilities have coincided with consistent annual increases in the cost of a Baylor education.
Baylor administrators are planning to move about 100 faculty and staff members into the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative facility by January 2013 as Phase 1 of the construction plans draws to a close.
Baylor sold $120 million worth of bonds this week to finance key construction and renovation projects approved by the board of regents in November.
The architectural firm Baylor hired to design a potential riverfront football stadium is working with five construction companies to estimate the cost of the project.
Baylor officials released on Dec. 12 the first public draft of the university’s next strategic plan, which will carry the university beyond the Baylor 2012 vision while reaffirming many of the expiring plan’s goals for university development.
The Baylor Board of Regents approved an ambitious set of capital investments at its Homecoming meeting today, including the construction of a new $70 million east-campus student housing and dining complex.