We are conducting research that will lead to the commercialization of new devices and equipment that are more efficient than what we have today for energy conversion, medical treatment and environmental mediation. The ability to process more data quickly using new energy-efficient computing technology will lead to computer systems that can handle complex problems such as global climate change, weather prediction, nuclear fusion and the behavior of new materials and devices.
A comprehensive facility for fabricating nano- and microelectronic devices, the Notre Dame Nanofabrication Facility (NDNF) is a 9,000 sq. ft. clean room that serves approximately 150 users across the University. The NDNF offers researchers the ability to explore a wide range of materials using a diverse array of processes and techniques.
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The NDIIF provides an integrated suite of tools for both expert and non−expert users. The space has sophisticated microscopes and imaging stations that enable the expert users to attach the most complex modern research problems and, equally important, the resident professional staff (technicians and research specialists) to guide the non-expert users.
Innovation Park at Notre Dame is a commercial accelerator that helps transform innovations into viable marketplace ventures. The Park convenes University intellectual assets, world-class market expertise and access to early stage capital, all key ingredients for successful commercialization.
- South Bend Tribune 3/10/14: Innovation Park growing local businesses.
- Innovation Park: 2013 Year in Review
Ignition Park offers 83 acres of prime real estate for high−tech businesses to commercialize and manufacture products. Successful companies formed at Innovation Park are encouraged to move to Ignition Park, yet continue to receive support services and other benefits from being part of the same state−certified technology park.