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Investing in growth of FIU’s research program

Investing in growth of FIU’s research program

FIU’s newest research and lab facilities expand opportunities for the creativity, collaboration and discovery needed to drive humanity’s fastest period of innovation ever.

October 11, 2023 at 9:00am

The Innovation Engineering Complex

The Innovation Engineering Complex at FIU will unite teams around issues relating to artificial intelligence, machine learning and data sciences, cybersecurity, health, infrastructure and resilience, automation information technologies, as well as clean energy. The 215,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility includes collision spaces, maker spaces, emerging tech and computer labs, active learning classrooms, programs that support the formation of startup companies, and expanded research, biomedical engineering and robotics labs. This new addition represents an investment of more than $150 million in state appropriations and university and philanthropic commitments.

Occupancy date: 2025


SIPA II — the new “west wing” of the Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs — brings most of the school’s 17 prominent international research centers, institutes and programs as well as its eight departments under one roof.

The new structure provides students and faculty more opportunities to connect and collaborate, thereby lifting learning, scholarship and research. The $40 million, 85,000-square-foot, LEED-certified building was funded by $15 million from Ambassador Steven J. Green, Dorothea Green, Kimberly Green and the Green Family Foundation, along with $12.7 million from the Florida Legislature and other donor gifts.

Occupancy date: Open

The Interational Center for Tropical Botany at Kampong

The Interational Center for Tropical Botany at Kampong is dedicated to the conservation of tropical plants and their habitats.

A collaboration between FIU and the National Tropical Botanical Garden, the 15,539 square-foot research and education building serves as a hub for scientists at the forefront of discovery, responding to biodiversity loss with evidence-based solutions, working with policymakers to catalyze positive changes in resource use and leveraging global collaborations to understand and address the needs and challenges of global communities.

Occupancy date: Open