Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente is announcing the development of the Open Innovation Campus at Griffiss International Airport in Rome.

The $12 million research center is a partnership between the County, the Air Force Research Lab, the Griffiss Institute and SUNY Poly.

“The Open Innovation Campus will provide a collaborative hub that will produce revolutionary research from those on the forefront of cutting-edge technology,” Picente said. “This transformative ecosystem will help solve complex computing problems for the Air Force and ultimately strengthen our national defense. Oneida County is proud to invest in this forward-thinking partnership with Rome Lab, Griffiss Institute and SUNY Poly that will establish us as a trailblazer in the emerging field of Quantum Information Science and spur economic development around it.”

The campus will be housed in Building 100 at the airport and the 40,000 square foot, three-story facility will include two quantam labs, event space and classrooms.

Oneida County is contributing $5.6 million toward the project and Empire State Development and the New York State Department of Transportation Aviation Bureau are providing $1.4 million and $1.5 million respectively.  Additional funding will come from the Griffiss Institute.

Construction is underway and is expected to be completed by April of next year.

Jim Rondenelli, WIBX
Jim Rondenelli, WIBX