Boeing’s Missouri center to accelerate collaborative R&D

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October 22, 2015 – Boeing has opened its new research and technology center in St Louis, USA. According to Boeing, the facility will serve as the company’s regional hub for collaborative technology development with academic institutions and research partners in systems technology.

Officially named Boeing Research & Technology-Missouri (BR&T-Missouri), the center covers more than 180,000 square-feet devoted to the creation and development of technologies for use in current and future Boeing products.

“We’re building a deeply talented workforce here that will make important contributions to future products,” said Nancy Pendleton, leader of the BR&T-Missouri research center. “The new center allows access to and development of cutting-edge technologies across a broad spectrum of research areas, which will help launch the next hundred years of innovation.”

New labs and capabilities in Missouri include the Non-Destructive Test Lab, the Human Systems Integration Center, a Polymer Synthesis Lab, and the soon-to-be-built Collaborative Autonomous Systems Lab. More than 700 engineers, technicians and staff at BR&T-Missouri will develop a variety of other technologies that include systems, digital aviation and support technology, rate-independent production and next-generation materials.

“Missouri is a great place for us to be – the proximity to local talent and research partners gives us access to some of the best minds in the industry,” added Pendleton. “Our research agreements with Missouri University of Science and Technology and St Louis University are just one more way we are advancing technologies.”

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