BRIC: Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative
Producing research and creative work at the highest levels
For 40 years, the General Tire & Rubber Co. was one of Waco's largest employers, until industry changes led to the plant's closing in 1985. For most of the next 25 years, the company's enormous facility sat dormant just up I-35 from Baylor. Then in 2009, a transformation began, as the former tire plant morphed into a 21st-century research collaborative. Today, the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC) provides researchers, business clients and area institutions with 300,000-plus square feet of functional space designed and appointed for laboratories, offices and more, with all the tools and services necessary to take innovative ideas all the way from concept to the marketplace.
For more information about the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative, be sure to visit the BRIC website.
BRIC in the News
October 4, 2012 — You could develop the greatest product in the world -- a better mousetrap, a cure for cancer, etc. -- but if it never gets to market, it will never do anyone any good. Companies utilizing the university's upcoming discovery park, the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC), won't have to worry about that. That's because when [...]
October 25, 2011 — I had the opportunity last week to tour what will soon be Baylor's new discovery/research park, the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC). It's a work to behold, and once occupied, will provide an excellent home for Baylor research efforts in science, technology, engineering and math -- a point well made by internationally renowned physicist [...]
September 16, 2011 — Baylor's BRIC project is really beginning to take shape; the old General Tire plant has been gutted down to its shell, with new walls going up daily and interior work just around the corner (see current photo and final drawing at right). That's right in line with the original timeline, which calls for the Baylor [...]
October 28, 2009 — For 40 years, the General Tire & Rubber Co. was one of the largest employers in Waco — up until industry changes led to the plant’s closing in 1985. For most of the past 25 years, the company’s 2 million-square-foot facility sat dormant just up I-35 from Baylor.
Friday, plans were announced to turn the long-shuttered [...]