WSU Partners with Airbus and Dassault Systèmes on Innovation Campus

April 27, 2017 - 2:32 pm

WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - Grand opening events for Airbus and Dassault Systèmes sites at Wichita State University were held Thursday, commemorating the official residency of the global corporations on Wichita State's Innovation Campus development.

"This is the beginning of a new era at Wichita State University," said WSU President John Bardo. 

As WSU Innovation Campus partners, Airbus Engineering and Dassault Systèmes have access to campus support infrastructure, including research labs, meeting facilities, education / training opportunities and collaboration with faculty, staff, students and business entities on campus.

These advantages were key to the decision to move the Airbus Americas Wichita Engineering Center to WSU's Innovation Campus in early 2017. Airbus' 2-story, 90,000-square-foot building houses 300 employees working on all Airbus commercial aircraft products, including design work on the next-generation A350 XWB.

"Wichita's talent pool of aerospace and aviation experts is among the richest in the world," said John O'Leary, vice president-Airbus Americas Engineering. "The aviation expertise here is recognized within Airbus and around the world. The Innovation Campus is only going to help Wichita's expertise grow."

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. 

Situated on 120 acres, Wichita State University's Innovation Campus is an interconnected community of partnership buildings where organizations establish operations and reap the rewards of the university's resources.

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