New Kroger Innovation Lab Opens at NKU
The new Kroger Technology & Digital Innovation Lab at Northern Kentucky University was unveiled on Friday.
Through the new lab, NKU students will work alongside associates from Kroger's research and development group and the firm 84.51⁰. Teams will focus on initiatives that directly impact Kroger customers across the nation, including nutrition, health and wellness, and video analytics, a news release said.
“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.”
Previously, Kroger and NKU teamed up for the Zero Hunger | Zero Waste FUEL NKU student food pantry.
“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.
The new Kroger Technology & Digital Innovation Lab is the most significant addition to Griffin Hall since the JRG Cyber Threat Intelligence Lab in 2018, a news release said.