Proposals in for NYC Research Campus

With bids due last week, the city of New York City will now proceed to choose which university will get to build a high-tech research facility in the city.

By | November 1, 2011

Roosevelt Island, one of the proposed building sitesWIKIMEDIA COMMONS, JONATHAN LAVENTHOL

At least five universities have submitted their bids to the city of New York for a chance to build a world-class research campus within the city limits. The bids, which were due last Friday (October 28), heed to mayor Michael Bloomberg’s call in July for an institution to build a science and technology research facility that would make New York City a fertile ground for high-tech start-ups and business ventures. The city will contribute $100 million in infrastructure to the selected university, plus land on Governor’s Island, Roosevelt Island, downtown Brooklyn, or the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

The five schools that have publicly announced their bidding are Cornell University, Columbia University, New York University, Stanford University, and Carnegie Mellon University, ScienceInsider reports. The proposals will be reviewed by the New York City Economic Development Corporation, after which Mayor Bloomberg will announce the winner early in 2012.

Add a Comment

Avatar of: You

You

Processing...
Processing...

Sign In with your LabX Media Group Passport to leave a comment

Not a member? Register Now!

LabX Media Group Passport Logo

Popular Now

  1. Henrietta Lacks’s Family Seeks Compensation
  2. Broad Wins CRISPR Patent Interference Case
    Daily News Broad Wins CRISPR Patent Interference Case

    The USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board has ruled in favor of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard retaining intellectual property rights covered by its patents for CRISPR gene-editing technology.

  3. Humans Never Stopped Evolving
    Features Humans Never Stopped Evolving

    The emergence of blood abnormalities, an adult ability to digest milk, and changes in our physical appearance point to the continued evolution of the human race.

  4. Abundant Sequence Errors in Public Databases
Business Birmingham