Jan. 29 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Strengthening Partnership Between UNLV & Switch

Jan. 22, 2016

Join the celebration Jan. 29 as UNLV’s Office of Economic Development and the UNLV Research Foundation open new locations at the Innevation Center, powered by Switch.

The 11:30 a.m. ceremony celebrates the enhanced partnership between UNLV and Switch that has resulted in an advanced dedicated research network, positioning UNLV as one of the most highly connected research universities in the world.

Representatives from UNLV, Switch, and the Nevada Governor’s Office will be present at the Jan. 29 event to discuss how all of these entities are working together to support business and community partnerships.

“This event is really designed to highlight our incredible collaboration with Switch and the Innevation Center,” said Tom Piechota, UNLV’s Vice President for Research and Economic Development. “UNLV’s partnership with Switch has already produced some wonderful business partnerships and facilitated sophisticated research through high-performance computing. We are fortunate to have space at the Innevation Center and to collaborate with Switch, and we look forward to additional research and business opportunities.”

“We are so pleased to share in this expansion of our partnership with UNLV because it continues to fulfill Rob Roy’s vision of the Innevation Center as a collaborative and connected place for catapulting our innovation economy,” said Switch Executive Vice President of Strategy Adam Kramer. “The powerful combination of world-class technology, cutting-edge research, and business development will continue to strengthen our community.”

UNLV faculty will be available to discuss how the dedicated research network is facilitating sophisticated research in areas such as bioinformatics, medical research, atmospheric forecasting, climate change, molecular modeling, big data analytics, unmanned aerial systems, robotics, and physical modeling and simulations, including airplane and spacecraft aerodynamics design.

The ribbon-cutting event will be held at the Switch Innevation Center, 6795 S. Edmond St., Las Vegas, NV 89118. Lunch will be provided.

Please email megan.svarz@unlv.edu to RSVP no later than Wed., Jan. 27, at 5 p.m. For more info, call 702-895-5200.