Driving Innovation

Representatives from Vanderbilt and Bridgestone met at Bridgestone Tower for an inaugural Innovation Accelerator event.


The event included networking and brainstorming of potential areas for collaboration, from fueling the talent pipeline to identifying opportunities to accelerate research and innovation collaborations. The experience was a catalyst, sparking further connections and discussions among all participants.

The Innovation Accelerator Collaboration event at Bridgestone Tower downtown (Vanderbilt University)

“This is exactly the kind of opportunity we at Vanderbilt relish. A chance to reach beyond the walls of our campus and across disciplines to imagine, create and problem-solve with other enthusiastic experts who have perspectives different from our own,” Chancellor Daniel Diermeier said. “As a leading university that spends more than a billion dollars a year on research, Vanderbilt embraces innovation and discovery as the very heart of who we are and what we do. We’re committed to helping solve some of society’s most urgent and complex problems. And with the groundbreaking work our researchers are doing to solve challenges related to mobility, we knew partnering with Bridgestone would be a natural fit.”

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