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Kettering University turned vacant land into autonomous vehicle proving grounds for General Motors

By | October 12th, 2016|University-Industry Relations|

Kettering University unveiled this week an automotive proving grounds in a bid to lure companies and students to the Flint, MI area. The test track is on the school’s grounds, housed on land that once contained a massive General Motors’ manufacturing facility that was torn down and left abandoned. The Kettering University GM Mobility Research [...]

University of California partners with UnitedHealth Group to increase access to medical data 

By | October 11th, 2016|University-Industry Relations|

University of California physicians and researchers will have access to one of the largest medical databases of patient records in the country, under an agreement signed last Thursday with insurance company UnitedHealth Group, Inc. The patient records will be used to better UC physicians and researchers’ understanding of medical data. According to the agreement, both [...]

Why Amazon just gave the University of Washington $10M for its new computer science building

By | October 11th, 2016|University-Industry Relations|

Amazon wants to give more University of Washington students a chance to study computer science — and hopes some of them ultimately decide to work at its company, too. The Seattle-based tech giant on Thursday announced a $10 million donation toward a second building for the UW’s Computer Science & Engineering program, providing a substantial boost to the [...]

Apple partnering with Aarhus University to investigate sustainable energy 

By | October 5th, 2016|University-Industry Relations|

Apple has entered into a partnership agreement with Denmark’s University of Aarhus to investigate bio-gas research and how sustainable energy can be obtained from agriculture. The R&D partnership is part of “billion-kroner” (read: hundreds of millions of dollars) partnership, according to Denmark’s foreign minister, Kristin Jensen. Apple’s interest in sustainable energy is no secret. As part [...]