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Kentucky (U.S.), Jan 18 (Canadian-Media): The Kroger Technology & Digital Innovation Labs was officially unveiled by the partners, Kroger (NYSC: KR) and Northern Kentucky University (NKU) with a ribbon-cutting event on Friday in NKU's Griffin Hall, media reports said.
The new Kroger Technology & Digital Innovation Lab is the most significant addition to Griffin Hall since the JRG Cyber Threat Intelligence Lab in 2018.
Hands on experience would be provided to NKU students alongside associates from Kroger’s Research & Development group and 84.51⁰ with focus on initiatives that directly impact Kroger customers across the nation, including nutrition, health and wellness and video analytics.
“This reinforces our outstanding and rich partnership with Kroger. The KT & Digital Innovation Lab directly aligns with Success by Design’s goal of increasing applied learning opportunities for NKU students,” said NKU President Ashish Vaidya. “Our students are gaining valuable skills and competencies, with support from faculty and business leaders right here on NKU’s campus. I’m excited to see the results of our talented students and faculty working together to address unique challenges with Kroger Tech.”
Kroger’s partnership with NKU deepens with the opening of innovation lab coming less than one year after the opening of the Zero Hunger/Zero Waste FUEL NKU student food pantry.
Company’s commitment to developing future talent in the region is exemplified by the lab and pantry. Financial awards to four NKU students were presented by Kroger as part of the celebration.
“Our partnership with Northern Kentucky University provides the opportunity for our associates to work with NKU faculty and students on projects aimed at solving real, innovative business challenges,” said Yael Cosset, senior vice president and chief information officer of Kroger Technology & Digital.