Trent to transform section of iconic Bata Library into Research and Innovation Cluster

October 13, 2016

Trent has announced that it will transform two floors of its Bata Library into the Bata Research and Innovation Cluster with the support of $8.1M in funding from the federal and Ontario governments. The new environment will feature a number of centres focused on research and innovation, as well as interactive student spaces and an overall design geared toward environmental sustainability. “This significant investment in the infrastructure of our Symon’s Campus will build on Trent’s renowned interactive learning and research model through state-of-the-art infrastructure and environmentally-sound design,” said Trent President Leo Groarke. “The funding … will revolutionize the research and collaborations that take place at the Bata Library as it becomes a third millennium research, innovation, and entrepreneurship hub.” Trent