- Strategic Plan
29 March 2022
As I announced in November, OSU has embarked on work imagining our next major building, the Collaborative Innovation Complex (CIC) to be located at the heart of the Corvallis campus. The CIC is envisioned as 150,000 square feet of space that will host OSU’s most advanced research infrastructure, with a goal of supporting team-based interdisciplinary research and education in climate and marine science, engineering and robotics, artificial intelligence and computation, materials science, and health science.
I am writing to you today to make you aware of two efforts related to planning for the CIC and the collaborative research the complex will catalyze.
First, please join us over Zoom for a virtual University Forum on April 7 at 3:30 pm where we will share progress on siting the building and imagining the research infrastructure it will house. During that session, we will also seek feedback and answer questions.
Second, sparked by the conversations around the research that may be enabled by the infrastructure and space in the CIC, and further fueled by work in the Research Office to stand up programs that help faculty increase the impact of their research, we invite you to participate in an Ideation Session on April 15 from 4:00-5:00 pm on how OSU research can contribute to Solutions to the World’s Pressing Problems. The session will be held in the MU Horizon Room, with a reception following the session.
To indicate an interest in presenting your ideas, please reply here.
We look forward to seeing you at these events.
Provost & Executive Vice President