Air Force Research Laboratory Constructs Open Innovation Campus

Published 9-9-2019

The Air Force Research Laboratory will break ground in fall of 2019 on the $12 million Open Innovation Campus in Rome, N.Y. Located at Griffiss International Airport, the facility is being constructed in partnership with SUNY Polytechnic Institute, The Griffiss Institute, and Oneida County. The project includes the renovation of a three-story, 40,000-sf building to create leading-edge research space for the study of artificial intelligence and quantum information science. Supporting the development of advanced technologies for cybersecurity and data protection, the center will provide two neuromorphic/electronic labs, two quantum labs, classrooms, training rooms, and a venue for conferences and events. The facility will promote collaboration with companies including IBM, Google, and QCWare to create innovative solutions for the Air Force's complex computing challenges. Occupancy is expected in April of 2020.