UD, state and DuPont join forces in new incubator

In a strategic effort to amplify and accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship, the University of Delaware is partnering with the state and DuPont to establish a new business incubator and unlock new opportunities for entrepreneurs.

UD President Dennis Assanis joined Delaware Gov. John Carney as well as business leaders from DuPont to announce the establishment of the Delaware Innovation Space, a nonprofit partnership established by the three entities, on Monday, April 24.

“UD fosters a strong, productive and longstanding relationship with the state and DuPont. Our new partnership will advance scientific inquiry and translate discoveries into innovation to strengthen our economy and improve the lives of Delawareans,” Assanis said. “The Delaware Innovation Space represents a new and exciting chapter in our journey together, one that will benefit our community for many more decades ahead.”

“We should do everything we can to support innovation and partner with the private sector to drive business and job growth,” Carney said. “DuPont and the University of Delaware have long histories of innovation and remain crucially important to the future of our economy and our state. This partnership will draw upon the resources of those institutions to help science-based businesses grow here in Delaware and connect Delaware’s students to the work of our most talented innovators.”

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