Emerging Technologies Consortium

At the core of Columbia University Information Technology's initiatives, Emerging Technology Consortium (ETC) cultivates innovative solutions that leverage next-generation technologies. ETC fosters industry partnerships, multidisciplinary applications, and a culture of innovation across the university.

Our mission is to adopt cutting-edge technologies to revolutionize teaching, learning, research, and administration at the university. This encompasses a wide array of technologies, from Extended Reality (XR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Augmented Reality (AR), to 3D printing, robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and beyond.

ETC is committed to nurturing a culture within the Columbia community that encourages the birth of new ideas, technological advancements, and innovation within a collaborative ecosystem. We actively engage with industry partners to host pivotal events such as the Future of Technology in Higher Education Summit, demo days, webinars, and other student engagement activities. These events bring together seasoned industry executives, educators, researchers, and students on campus to delve into a wide array of topics, including quantum and spatial computing, cyber-physical human systems, data science, and eSports.

Join us in shaping the future at ETC, where innovation, collaboration, and the next wave of technological advancements converge. Together, we can redefine the landscape of higher education and beyond.

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