Awards for Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs Create Consortia to Catalyze Multi-Sector Partnerships

Awards for Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs Create Consortia to Catalyze Multi-Sector Partnerships

nsf_logoThe ability to access, analyze and draw insights from massive amounts of data already drives innovation in areas ranging from medicine to manufacturing, leading to greater efficiency and a higher quality of life.

To accelerate this emerging field, the National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced four awards totaling more than $5 million to establish regional hubs for data science innovation.

The consortia are coordinated by top data scientists at Columbia University (Northeast Hub), Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of North Carolina (South Hub), the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Midwest Hub) and the University of California, San Diego, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Washington (West Hub).

Covering all 50 states, they include commitments from more than 250 organizations–from universities and cities to foundations and Fortune 500 corporations–with the ability to expand further over time.

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