Addressing global challenges, advancing the Oregon economy:

Jen-Hsun and Lori Huang Collaborative Innovation Complex

Aerial rendering of the Collaborative Innovation Complex on OSU’s Corvallis campus.
Rendering of the NVIDIA supercomputer to be installed in OSU's Collaborative Innovation Complex.

Harnessing one of the nation’s most powerful supercomputers, Oregon State University faculty and students will solve the world’s greatest challenges. The $200 million complex — including a $50 million gift to the OSU Foundation from NVIDIA founder and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang and his spouse, Lori — will increase OSU’s support for the semiconductor and technology industry in Oregon and beyond when it opens in 2025. The Huangs are OSU College of Engineering graduates.

The Collaborative Innovation Complex will be a dynamic team-based transdisciplinary research and teaching center. In the complex, creative, driven faculty and students will come together to solve critical challenges facing the world in areas such as climate science, oceanography, sustainability and water resources. The complex will harness one of the nation’s most powerful supercomputers, a cleanroom and advance research and learning in artificial intelligence, robotics and materials science.

The complex underpins OSU’s research and education efforts supporting the semiconductor and broader microelectronics industry. The complex also will support innovation, entrepreneurship, and partnerships with industry, while helping to prepare bachelor through Ph.D. degree graduates for Oregon’s workforce and beyond.

The three-story, 150,000 square-foot complex is being designed and is planned to open in 2025.

“We discovered our love for computer science and engineering at OSU. We hope this gift will help inspire future generations of students also to fall in love with technology and its capacity to change the world.”

 

"AI is the most transformative technology of our time. To harness this force, engineering students need access to a supercomputer, a time machine, to accelerate their research. This new AI supercomputer will enable OSU students and researchers to make very important advances in climate science, oceanography, materials science, robotics, and other fields.” 

— Jen-Hsun and Lori Huang

This complex will include:

  • A state-of-the-art cleanroom to advance discovery and learning supporting the semiconductor industry.
  • A maker space, providing student access to innovation tools that enables hands-on and experiential learning.
  • A cyber-physical playground providing human interaction with next-generation robotics for integration in the real world.
  • An extended reality theater that will combine high-resolution motion-capture technology and augmented reality. The theater will enable imaging digital simulations ranging from portraying the human body to help advance wellness, and to demonstrate the design and operation of complex machines, such as how drones and robotics may operate in society and the workplace.
  • Laboratories that link research within full field deployment to address water resources, including the availability of clean water.

President Jayathi Murthy standing in front of gateway to campus

“The Jen-Hsun and Lori Huang Collaborative Innovation Complex will be a dynamic place where creative, driven faculty, students and partners from business and other universities come together to solve critical challenges facing the state, nation and world.”

— President Jayathi Murthy

Hear from OSU leaders about the Collaborative Innovation Complex:

CIC Overview

 

What you will find inside the CIC

Addressing the world's greatest problems

Problem solving through diverse engagement

Serving the semiconductor industry

Collaborative Innovation Complex Timeline


   
JUNE - SEPTEMBER
2022
  
SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER
2022
  
OCTOBER
2022
  
JANUARY
2022
  
JANUARY - NOVEMBER
2023
  
LATE
2023

  
2025
 

Schematic design process

Design development stage

Schematic design reviewed by Board of Trustees Design development reviewed by Board of Trustees

Construction documents, bidding and permitting phase

CIC phase construction begins Anticipated CIC opening