- By Kelley Luckstein
Google puts down roots in Rochester, Minnesota, to be closer to Mayo Clinic
Today, Google announced the creation of its first office in Minnesota, at Collider Coworking in the historic Conley-Maass-Downs building in downtown Rochester, Minnesota. This will provide a location to deepen the collaboration of Google's long-term strategic partnership with Mayo Clinic.
In 2019, Mayo Clinic and Google announced a 10-year strategic partnership that would redefine how health care is delivered and accelerate the pace of health care innovation through digital technologies. The collaboration will combine the world-class clinical knowledge and expertise of Mayo Clinic with the industry-leading digital technology and data security expertise of Google to develop solutions for people who want medicine to deliver on the promise of scientific and technological advances.
"Part of what drew us to partner with Google was our shared cultures of collaboration," says Cris Ross, Mayo Clinic chief information officer "While the pandemic has accelerated usage of many valuable forms of remote collaboration and virtual health services, it also has caused us to truly appreciate in-person experiences and connection. We’re excited to have this physical space designed to deepen our bond and facilitate innovation, where Google engineers will work side by side with Mayo Clinic researchers, physicians, information technology staff and data scientists, to apply advanced computing techniques to health care problems."
Google will officially open the office later this year once it’s safe to do so and in accordance with state and local COVID-19 guidelines. Read more about the new space and collaboration here.