With Innovista, the University of South Carolina has reinvented the notion of how and where researchers will live and work-in the process creating a destination for innovation, creativity, entertainment, culture, and more.
The high-density, urban research and innovation district also includes a mix of downtown residences, restaurants, retail, and recreational space.
As with hydrogen research, Innovista is a public-private partnership joining the University; local, state, and federal government; and the research, business, and economic development community.
Top University researchers such as Brian Benicewicz, Kenneth Reifsnider and John Van Zee will be housed in the Horizon Center I building in Innovista. The five-story, 125,000-square-foot facility will include dry and wet lab space.
It will also house the National Science Foundation industry/University Cooperative for Fuel Cell Research.
Horizon II, a companion building now under development, will house private researchers who will collaborate with University partners.
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