IU to Establish Pervasive Technology Institute

<strong>Bloomington, Ind. &mdash; Nov. 18 </strong><br />Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie announced that Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded the university $15 million over five years to establish the Pervasive Technology Institute, which will lead IU to a new level of achievement in developing advanced information technology and informatics innovations and delivering their benefits to researchers, educators, students and society. <br /><br />McRobbie made the announcement at the groundbreaking for IU&#39;s Bloomington Incubator, a 40,000-square-foot facility on university property, designed to accommodate life science and information technology start-ups. The Pervasive Technology Institute will be one of the first tenants of the Incubator, scheduled to open in July 2009. <br /><br />"Creating the Pervasive Technology Institute is the logical next step to securing our position of leadership in the information technology field and will serve as a catalyst to our efforts to expand all of our research enterprises within the university and state," McRobbie said. <br /><br />"It will build on nearly a decade of outstanding applied research work in information technology and on IU&#39;s highly advanced IT infrastructure, much of it initially funded by the Lilly Endowment. We are deeply grateful to the Lilly Endowment for this grant and for its extraordinary continuing support of so many aspects of the research and education mission at Indiana University." <br /><br />The Pervasive Technology Institute will draw on the success of the IU Pervasive Technology Labs, School of Informatics and other areas of expertise. It will expand the value of information technology…


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