The Science, Technology, and Research Institute of Delaware (STRIDE) announced plans to open a laboratory on October 1. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
The lab will be located at the Delaware Innovation Space on the grounds of the Experimental Station near Wilmington.
The Innovation Space is an organization that is comprised of the State of Delaware, the University of Delaware and DuPont Co. The Innovation Space is a science based business incubator and accelerator.
Through this new, full-service laboratory and with more than 85 members, most of whom are experienced former DuPont scientists, STRIDE will be ready to offer its services.
The formation of STRIDE was announced earlier this summer.
“Delaware is here to support our innovators, and those efforts include our new partnership with the University of Delaware, and the DuPont Co. to create the Delaware Innovation Space. I’m thrilled that STRIDE will open a new laboratory at the Innovation Space this fall,” said Gov. John Carney. “The group’s members, including many longtime DuPont scientists, will have access to premium lab space and equipment to continue their important work right here in our state. STRIDE’s presence at the site will also bring significant value to startups and other early-stage companies planning to locate at the Innovation Space. Collaboration at the site will help us foster innovation, improve our economy, and create good-paying jobs here in Delaware.”
“Many of our industrial clients have been waiting for us to secure lab space. Having now secured a move-in ready lab reinforced with our world class industrial scientists, we have the critical resources to offer innovation and R&D services,” said Seetha Coleman-Kammula, president of STRIDE. “We can help our industrial clients innovate and develop new products and technologies, either by collaborating with their scientists when requested and/or working as an extension of their R&D departments.”
“When one of our oldest and largest companies in Delaware had to let go of many of its talented scientists and researchers, the governor and congressional delegation joined to create a nurturing environment for new ventures to grow and thrive,” said U.S. Sen. Tom Carper. “This talented workforce that makes up STRIDE is a wonderful asset to the scientific community and economy in Delaware.”
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