On Monday, March 9, leaders from the University of Delaware, Chemours and the community gathered for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting to announce the opening of the Chemours Discovery Hub, a cutting-edge innovation center located on UD’s Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus.
“This is the nexus where a premier company meets a premier university,” UD President Dennis Assanis said inside the $150 million facility. “And we’re going to do great things together. We’ll inspire people to expand the boundaries of science and technology. And together we’ll make the STAR Campus a place where people work and learn and create and build a more vibrant economy and a more connected community.”
Chemours is a global, Fortune 500 chemical company with applications in the automotive, electronics and telecommunication industries, among others. While its headquarters will remain in Wilmington, this 312,000-square-foot Discovery Hub will be home base for more than 300 innovators. These scientists will brainstorm and develop — often in partnership with UD researchers and students — solutions to big societal problems, such as climate change.
Read more in this UDaily article.