The University of Michigan purchased a world-class ex-Pfizer research campus almost three years ago, envisioning a great opportunity to expand our research infrastructure. U-M named it the North Campus Research Complex – or NCRC — and began building the foundations of a new kind of research facility. The objective was to expand the University’s capabilities as one of the nation’s top translational research institutions and be a driver in the resurgence of the Michigan economy.
U-M made a promise – to establish a multi-disciplinary, collaborative and forward-thinking scientific community at the NCRC. Three years later, the NCRC is delivering on that promise.
The work to bring the NCRC to life has been relentless – and we have attained several important milestones. The NCRC is now home to significant programs such as Cardiovascular Research, Biointerfaces and Distributed Health Technologies. Several scientific labs and cores are already up and running. The Venture Accelerator, operated by the University’s Office of Tech Transfer, has filled up ahead of schedule. The newly formed Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation’s future home is being renovated at the NCRC at this time. And much of the office space is full of professionals in research and research support.
The NCRC campus is now buzzing with people and activities, research symposia and events, frequent bus connections from the rest of U-M, amenities and a definite sense of a vibrant community. Its large gathering spaces can be used by U-M organizations for special events.
With more than 1,200 employees on site at this time, the NCRC has surely come to life.
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Which NCRC buildings are open, and what are they being used for? See a map here.