Mason has many partnerships focused on digital innovation. Three featured partnership programs include:
Center for Spatiotemporal Thinking, Computing, and Applications (STC)
The Center for Spatiotemporal Thinking, Computing, and Applications is dedicated to collaborate with agencies and industry to conduct leading spatiotemporal innovations to improve human intelligence, develop new software tools, and build innovative solutions to address 21st century challenges, such as natural hazards, environment pollution, and emergency responses.
Commonwealth Cyber Initiative NoVA Node
The Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI), funded by the Virginia General Assembly, created a Commonwealth-wide ecosystem of innovation in cybersecurity and cyber-physical systems (CPS) security. CCI will ensure Virginia is recognized as a global leader in secure CPS and in the digital economy more broadly for decades to come by supporting world-class research at the intersection of data, autonomy, and security; promoting technology commercialization and entrepreneurship; and preparing future generations of innovators and research leaders. George Mason University leads the CCI Northern Virginia Node (NoVa Node) region. Partners in the CCI NoVa Node include institutions of higher education, corporations, small businesses, non-profit organizations, P-12 schools, economic development organizations, and accelerators from 19 counties and are committed to working together to achieve the goals of the CCI.
Mason Innovation Exchange
With the goal of encouraging and celebrating entrepreneurship and innovation across the whole of the university, George Mason University has begun to build out a network of on-campus entrepreneurship-focused collaboration and maker spaces. This network is called the Mason Innovation Exchange (MIX). Programs encourage multi-disciplinary collaboration across all of Mason’s schools and degree programs (e.g. engineering, science, business, liberal arts). It is the place at Mason where groups can come together to develop ideas, research problems, craft solutions, and start companies.