Carnegie Mellon University challenges the curious and passionate to imagine and deliver work that matters.

A private, global research university, Carnegie Mellon stands among the world’s most renowned educational institutions, and sets its own course. Start the journey here.

Over the past 10 years, more than 400 startups linked to CMU have raised more than $7 billion in follow-on funding. Those investment numbers are especially high because of the sheer size of Pittsburgh’s growing autonomous vehicles cluster – including Uber, Aurora, and Argo AI – all of which are here because of their strong ties to CMU.

With cutting-edge brain science, path-breaking performances, innovative startups, driverless cars, big data, big ambitions, Nobel and Turing prizes, hands-on learning, and a whole lot of robots, CMU doesn’t imagine the future, we create it. 

Mill 19 is a 265,000 square-foot complex on the 178-acre Hazelwood Green site, once owned by J&L Steel Hazelwood Works and LTV Steel. The building was left to rust when the steel industry collapsed, but its bones – an underlying steel superstructure – remain strong. With revival and reuse plans well underway, Mill 19 is being transformed into an engine of revitalization for the entire community.

In 2018, we began construction of our second building at Mill 19, a new 70,000 square foot workspace that will house a corporate R&D center for a global technology company. The three-story building will include offices, ground floor prototyping, lab, and workshop space.

Mill 19’s first building, with some additional space in the second, will house Carnegie Mellon University’s Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute (ARM) and CMU’s Manufacturing Futures Initiative (MFI).

“Hazelwood Green is a living laboratory for the new economy, bridging the gap between research and practice in today’s fast-changing, technology-driven marketplace,” said Farnam Jahanian, president of Carnegie Mellon University.

RIDC plays a unique role in supporting the economic vitality of the Pittsburgh region.

As a private nonprofit, we are mission-driven as well as market-driven, bringing large, obsolete, unused properties back to life and doing so in ways that benefit the companies that occupy them as well as the communities in which they are located.

The National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) is an operating unit within Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute (RI), the world’s largest robotics research and development organization.

NREC works closely with government and industry clients to develop and mature robotic technologies from concept to commercialization. A typical NREC project includes a rapid proof-of-concept demonstration followed by an in-depth development and testing phase that produces a robust prototype with intellectual property for licensing and commercialization. Throughout this process, NREC applies best practices for software development, system integration and field testing.

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