Google donates $10 mil of NYC office space to Cornell/Technion venture

Google begins its foray into collaborations with the private sector with the donation of 22,000 square feet – or about $10 million dollars – of office space for a new joint venture between Cornell and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.  The space will be available for the new applied science campus starting in July and continue through 2017, unless the school’s permanent home on Roosevelt Island is completed first.

Google CEO Larry Page believes there are not enough minds working in technology today.  “When we put the best most innovative minds to work today, we end up with the best possible tomorrow. The problem is, only a small number of minds are working in our field today,” Page said, saying that he believed that doubling the number of technology innovators “could roughly double human progress.”

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