Emerging Technologies Consortium
Emerging Technologies Consortium (ETC) is a group of like-minded people who are passionate about sharing information and fostering collaboration in the space of emerging technologies. These technologies include virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, quantum computing, 3D printing, wearables, and more.
Sponsored by CUIT, the group was formed in the fall of 2017 and has helped facilitate exploration and understanding the adoption of new technologies at Columbia. The membership has dramatically increased from a dozen thought leaders at inception to over 1,000 participants and 40 managing members who actively contribute towards the goal. These members, from multi-disciplinary backgrounds ranging from the arts to engineering, include students, researchers, administrators and members from Columbia affiliate organizations.
The group meets regularly on third Friday of each month where it highlights emerging tech work being done at Columbia or invites industry partners to showcase new technologies and their usage. Efforts are underway to set up collaboration with several industry partners to provide funding opportunities, equipment, and expertise.