VISION FOR THE FUTURE OF THE NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL
In order to best educate and prepare NPS students for 21st century warfare, a modern, state-of-the art, educational venue is required. The Naval Innovation Center at NPS, will enable multi-disciplinary, project-based learning that creates warfighting solutions at the speed of relevance.
The Naval Innovation Center at NPS will provide a capability unavailable elsewhere in the DOD for industry and academic partners to work side-by-side with NPS' 1500+ operational students and expert faculty to solve the unique challenges facing the DOD in a collaborative, applied and classified setting. The facility will enable concept to capability through the latest technologies to prototype, iterate, test and deliver solutions into the hands of the warfighter at speed and scale.
Combining the latest in architectural initiatives and immersive technology, the Naval Innovation Center at NPS will be an incubator for advanced warfighting solutions up to the classified level. NPS is at the nexus of academia, industry and the DOD making the organization the ideal place to develop, foster and lead a culture of innovation within the Department of Defense. Investing in the Naval Innovation Center today will yield highly impactful warfighting dividends, essential to U.S. security in the 21st century.
STRENGTHEN NPS CORE
NPS’ core curricula must develop the technical competencies necessary for mid-career professionals in their primary warfighting duties. Faculty will have more flexibility to develop curricula that is modular, accessible and pushing the edge of pedagogical innovation.
ENHANCE NPS COMPETITIVENESS
Advanced new technologies, not available anywhere else in the DOD, will provide unique problem-solving capabilities for multidisciplinary teams of military professionals, industry and academia.
INCREASE NPS IMPACT
NPS will be fully optimized as the Department of the Navy’s applied research university by accelerating concepts to capability, enabling rapid iteration and complementing where the Navy is focusing its R&D Investment.
"This will serve as a premier military education facility tailored to innovation and experimentation, serving as a technology resource for Navy and Marine Corps warfighting development commands, as well as a go-to partner of the defense industrial base, the technology sector, and academia."
– Secretary of the Navy Mr. Carlos Del Toro on the Naval Innovation Center at NPS, Dec 8. 2022