IU, NSWC Crane expand research partnership
Officials from Indiana University and Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division have signed an agreement to expand their research partnership to support the nation’s strategic defense and security initiatives. The amendment to an educational partnership that was forged in 2011 will provide broader opportunities for joint research and educational efforts in areas, including artificial intelligence, edge computing, and secure microelectronics.
As part of the agreement, NSWC Crane has appointed a full-time liaison to IU, who will be based at IU Bloomington’s Luddy School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering.
Charles Colglazier, who is a cybersecurity expert at NSWC, will serve in that new role, working to link IU resources, including faculty and student research and innovation spaces, with emerging needs at NSWC Crane.
“As IU and NSWC Crane enter an era of unprecedented potential, I’m thrilled that we are doing so in close support and alliance,” said IU Executive Vice President and IU Bloomington Provost Rahul Shrivastav. “With a liaison based on campus, we can bring together defense, academic and entrepreneurial innovators not only to solve national security problems, but to identify opportunities before challenges emerge.”
IU says the two institutions re-signed a partnership intermediary agreement late last year that provides NSWC Crane with an avenue to move innovative technology through the commercialization pipeline with a goal of increasing the number of licensing and startup deals for both Crane and IU. The agreement was initiated in 2012.