Innovation Park is home to several great programs promoting the community and its mission to promote innovation
The Leon County Research & Development Authority (LCRDA) is a unique community collaboration of FSU, FAMU, TCC, County, City and private sector leaders charged with driving innovation based economic development to recruit, retain and develop organizations which capitalize on the distinctive Innovation Park research assets focused on magnetics, aeropropulsion, materials, energy, health, and life sciences.
The mission of the LCRDA is to work in affiliation with these partners to promote our region’s research and development assets, and to foster the attraction, startup and growth of private innovative companies that create high wage jobs in Leon County.
Currently, the authority has three primary programs that support this mission:
TechGrant Program: This program is designed to support the development of innovative technology into commercial products or services. By providing up to $15,000 per grant, the LCRDA will support local technology research and development efforts, while fostering economic development in the community. Grant funds are available to existing and emerging businesses on a competitive award basis.
Entrepreneurial Excellence Program: This program provides valuable advice to early-stage start-up businesses and entrepreneurs as they navigate through the vulnerable stages of business development.
Tech Topics: This FREE program is a periodic gathering of community members interested learn about Innovation Park, researchers & their research, facilities, technology, resources, commercialization, and entrepreneurship.
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