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Digital Futures to promote interdisciplinary research

The University of Cincinnati’s new Digital Futures building is designed to foster moonshot thinking and high-risk, high-reward research.

The University of Cincinnati’s new Digital Futures building is designed to foster moonshot thinking and high-risk, high-reward research.

UC celebrated the grand opening of Digital Futures on Sept. 23. The facility is home to more than 20 labs focused on solving a wide array of problems.

“Nowhere else on campus can you walk out your door and run into someone who's not just in a different department but a completely different college or academic area of expertise,” UC Vice President for Research Patrick A. Limbach told the Cincinnati Business Courier. “We have faculty here from all over because they want to be here, but they also get to be together and dream of new ideas because of proximity.”

Along with UC researchers, Digital Futures also hosts nonprofits such as Green Umbrella, Mayerson Academy, Leadership Council and Elementz. Their presence will promote collaboration between them and UC.

“It's really advantageous,” Jennifer Krivickas, associate vice president of the UC Office of Research, said to the Business Courier.

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Featured image at top. University of Cincinnati President Neville G. Pinto speaks during the grand opening of the Digital Futures building. All photos by Andrew Higley/UC Marketing + Brand