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NSWC-Corona to anchor new innovation and tech transfer hub


By David Schwartz
Published: May 19th, 2020

The US Navy has announced a new tech hub that will connect Navy command with local partners in academia, industry, nonprofits and venture capital to collaborate on advanced solutions to warfighter challenges.

The Inland Empire Tech Bridge at the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC)-Corona will focus on building networks, breaking down silos and connecting people to enhance warfighter capabilities while also providing opportunities for transferring technology to companies and other partners. With 50 universities located within 50 miles of NSWC-Corona, the Inland Empire Tech Bridge will have a wealth of opportunities for innovative collaboration with the region’s top researchers and inventors, officials there say.

The new Tech Bridge joins 11 others across the country, all designed to play pivotal roles in boosting innovation and eliminating the lags in technology acquisition that can harm innovation over time.

“It’s a tremendous honor for NSWC-Corona to be named a Tech Bridge, especially as we celebrate our 10th anniversary as a federal lab,” says Troy Clarke, director of the Inland Empire Tech Bridge. “This fulfills a long-term strategic vision for us and recognizes the incredible partnership and support we have within our region. This will be a pivotal turning point for the Inland Empire’s innovation economy.”

Commanding Officer Capt. Khary Hembree-Bey comments, “Navy leadership is asking us to go faster in data analytics to increase warfighting readiness. The Inland Empire Tech Bridge will help us do that by leveraging the incredible innovation ecosystem we have in the Inland Empire to accelerate the deployment of critical support and technological solutions. This will help us advance our pursuit of owning tomorrow’s fight today while creating new opportunities for Inland Empire businesses.” Source: https://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=112937

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