Developed by Pittsburgh Gateways Corporation in the former Connelly Trade School, the EIC is designed to engage corporate and community leaders, align workforce development and education, develop and demonstrate technology, and incubate businesses to support emerging clean and sustainable energy markets.
The University's three laboratories and four incubators – making Pitt the largest tenant – provide faculty with more flexible, large-scale space for energy research and encourage partnerships with industry.
“Our investment in the Energy Innovation Center enables us to
greatly expand our applied research portfolio in energy storage, transmission
and delivery, materials and more. It also provides our outstanding faculty with
facilities needed to engage with industry on the next potential breakthrough.” -- David Vorp, PhD, Associate Dean for Research, Swanson School of Engineering