The IQ headquarters, which is located at 1302 E. Collins Blvd., is designed as an extension of the university to “foster corporate collaborations, support the local startup and entrepreneur community, and advance UTD research,” according to university officials.
“This is a one-of-a-kind interdisciplinary center designed to bring together the boldest ideas from the brightest minds,” said Julie Goonewardene, senior adviser to the chancellor and chief talent and innovation officer for the UT system. “If you can see it, feel it, touch it and most importantly dream it, then the Richardson IQ can help you create it.”
The Richardson IQ headquarters, which is a collaboration between the city and UT Dallas, first opened Sept. 14 with UT Dallas working on establishing its research facilities throughout the fall.
UT Dallas will offer several community spaces at the headquarters, including shared and private office spaces, the latter of which are available for two to five people. Additional amenities available in the private office suites include small and large conference rooms, communal tables, workstations and a kitchen.
The community space offered for Richardson residents is designed to be shared by the entire community and can be transformed to host events requiring classroom seating, according to UTD officials.
“This is about creating an ecosystem environment for entrepreneurs, small business and the stakeholder community to collaborate and come together,” Mayor Paul Voelker said.
In addition, UT Dallas has five research centers at the IQ headquarters that represent a range of disciplines from multiple schools within the university. Under the umbrella of the Centers for Emergent Novel Technology at the Innovation Quarter, each individual center is focused on forward-thinking solutions developed from its respective technology specialty, which include applied artificial intelligence, machine learning, imaging, surgical innovation and smart mobility.
Those interested in using the lab or office space are advised to complete an online application. https://ventures.utdallas.edu/spaces/iq/