We are proud of our community partners, and all they accomplish each day. Read the list below to learn more about the current organizations who reside in Innovation Park.
CAPS is a joint venture of Florida State University, the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. CAPS focuses on advanced power technologies with particular emphasis on transportation systems, as well as traditional utility systems.
COAPS is a center of excellence performing interdisciplinary research in ocean-atmosphere-land-ice interactions to increase our understanding of the physical, social, and economic consequences of climate variability.
Danfoss is dedicated to the design, manufacture, marketing and support of the world’s most efficient commercial refrigerant compressors. Danfoss developed the world’s first totally oil-free compressor specifically designed for HVACR.
The Division of Food, Nutrition and Wellness (FNW) administers the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program, Afterschool Snack Program, Summer Food Service Program, Seamless Summer Option Program and Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program for the state of Florida.
The Division of Marketing and Development promotes Florida products and facilitates agricultural commerce through a variety of programs and initiatives.
The Center is home to a highly successful team of faculty, students and researchers dedicated to the new science and new applications of theoretical, experimental, and computational Plasma Physics. The Center is the flagship of FAMU’s commitment to comprehensive research excellence with technological impact.
FCIM develops custom products and services including facilitating the integration of appropriate technology solutions for identified needs; e-Learning opportunities for students and professionals; web-based tools for collecting data and generating meaningful reports; video production and editing, animation, and graphic arts; and products designed to work in the technology environment, including mobile devices.
FCRR focuses on applied research that will have an immediate impact on policy and practices related to literacy instruction in Florida. Research conducted at FCCR is supported by grants from various Federal agencies and private foundations, with current research grants at FCRR exceeding $10 million a year.
FDOT Structures Research Center is a structural research and testing facility. The primary mission of the Structures Research Center is to provide research, testing, and evaluations of innovative structural components and bridge systems along with testing existing inventory to provide for safe, reliable, and cost efficient structures across the State’s highway system, providing the highest quality technical expertise in the field of structural research and structural testing.
FloridaShines works with the state’s 40 colleges and universities and other partners to help students succeed in school and beyond and serves as Florida’s student hub of innovative educational services. FloridaShines is a service of the Florida Virtual Campus, the State University System of Florida, and the Florida College System that helps students find and register for distance learning courses.
Anthropology investigates humankind in all its diversity. It includes the study of human origins, physical characteristics, adaptations, distributions, customs, artifacts, languages, beliefs, and practices. The FSU Department of Anthropology is a traditional four-field program. Classes are currently offered on the main campus in Cultural Anthropology, Biological Anthropology and Archaeology. The Department of Anthropology conducts its research and other important activities at their Innovation Park location. Office hours and research seminars are also offered at their Park location.
Part of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, the ASC advances the science and technology of superconductivity and particularly superconductivity applications by investigating low temperature and high temperature materials through research grants and collaborations with other universities, national laboratories and industry. ASC continually educates post-graduate, graduate and undergraduate students by research and public service.
ERP maintains integrated software solutions that support student, research, and administrative functions at Florida State University. From human resources to student admissions, ERP is responsible for the development, administration, and ongoing support and improvement of mission-critical enterprise systems and applications used by the university community including OMNI and myFSU.
The FSU Foundation’s mission is to enhance the academic vision and priorities of FSU through its organized fundraising activities and funds management. Established in 1960, the Foundation, a nonprofit corporation, today manages an endowment of more than $438 million and has total assets of $652 million
HPMI is a multidisciplinary research institute at Florida State University. HPMI is involved in four primary technology areas: High-Performance Composite and Nanomaterials, Structural Health Monitoring, Multifunctional Nanomaterials Advanced Manufacturing and Process Modeling.
The Mission of the FSU Human Subjects Committee is to protect the welfare of human subjects participants by compliance with the federal regulations governing the protection of human subjects, and facilitating the research efforts of FSU faculty, students, and staff.
ITS is the central IT organization for Florida State University, providing IT support to a diverse community of more than 50,000 students, faculty, staff, alumni and retirees. ITS partners with university academic, research and administrative units to evaluate IT needs and implement technology solutions that support mission-critical work. Nearly 100 IT services are available to the university, including email, telephone, networking, website development, desktop support and online training
IESES carries out scholarly basic research and analysis in engineering, science, infrastructure, governance and the related social dimensions all designed to further a sustainable energy economy. IESES unites researchers from the disciplines of engineering, natural sciences, law, urban and regional planning geography, and economics to address sustainability and alternative power issues in the context of global climate change
Florida State University Institute for International Cooperative Environmental Research (IICER) and Center for Biomedical and Toxicological Research (CBTR)
ICER conducts research in the area of environmental contamination, and to identify, develop and deploy strategies and technologies for solutions to environmental problems. ICER conducts cooperative educational and research activities with local, state, federal and international agencies and organizations, as well as education research institutions throughout the world. CBTR addresses problems associated with environmental impacts to human health not only in Florida, but nationally and worldwide. The CBTR conducts research, teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, conducts focused technical training activities, and provides technical support services to government at the local, regional, national, and international levels
OC is responsible for transferring disclosed FSU Intellectual Property into the marketplace. This happens by licensing FSU technologies to existing or start-up companies to develop and market these early stage technologies. The OC manages projects ranging from the hard sciences and engineering to music and theatre, beginning with invention and work disclosures. When disclosures show a potential for commercial success, the OC staff seeks intellectual property protection (copyrights and patents) for the research and/or creative work, then identifies commercial partners to negotiate agreements for continued development. The OC is also the point of contact for outside organizations and individuals wanting to locate, for commercial or other public purposes, the skills, inventions, creative works and other resources of the FSU research community.
FSURF is a not-for-profit organization created to bring the research of FSU students, faculty and staff into the public marketplace. FSURF serves as the principal conduit for the Office of Commercialization, whereby the products of university research are made available to the marketplace. FSURF is the assignee of the University’s Intellectual Property (IP), and therefore, is the fiscal agent for all activities with respect to the commercialization of the IP.
FLVC is a statewide provider of innovative educational services for Florida’s K-20 community. Working collaboratively with the state’s 12 public universities, 28 public colleges, K-12 school districts, and other partners, FLVC provides services that help students succeed in school and life after graduation. FLVC is funded by the Florida Legislature, and administered by the University of West Florida.
LCRDA owns buildings in and manages Innovation Park, a research and development park that is home to the world’s largest magnet laboratory and global leaders in high-performance materials, aero-propulsion, oil-less compressors, and energy. The LCRDA is governed by a Board of Governors comprised of prominent academic, business, and community leaders who work together to facilitate the growth and development of research into high-tech businesses in Innovation Park. The LCRDA works in affiliation with Florida State University, Florida A&M University, and Tallahassee Community College to promote scientific research and development activities, and foster economic development and broaden the economic base of Leon County.
nanoStrata, Inc. is a research and development company at Innovation Park specializing in Robotic Multilayering research and applications. They offer low-cost robotic solutions to produce multilayered samples, and also provide consulting and on-site support.
The MagLab is the only facility of its kind in the United States. The MagLab is the largest and highest powered magnet lab in the world. With facilities at Florida State University, the University of Florida, and Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, the MagLab offers scientists from across the globe free access to unique instruments and expertise, advancing basic science, engineering and technology in the 21st century.
SEAC is to provide the best archeological and collections management assistance possible to national parks and partners by conducting and disseminating high-quality anthropological research and interpretation, based on cutting edge, multidisciplinary methods, technologies, and science. It performs archeological research, promotes education and outreach, provides collections and information management services, and offers technical support for national park units located in the Southeast Region. SEAC provides interagency support to help carry out the Secretary of the Interior’s responsibilities to other agencies for cultural resources compliance, archeological site stabilization, resource planning, and public education and outreach.
Nhu Energy is developing a suite of capabilities that, in partnership with a national network of specially equipped facilities and resources, will fill the gaps, raise the readiness, and accelerate the deployment of the energy, control, and critical systems technologies of tomorrow.
NWRDC is the State’s leading computing provider in both educational and governmental communities. NWRDC offers superior infrastructure for system support and application hosting, as well as 24 x 7 management support to respond to disasters, ensure uptime, and provide business continuity. NWRDC is a modern state-of-the-art data center and is a public organization and an auxiliary of Florida State University.
Sensatek is developing high-temperature sensors for the turbine industry. These wireless passive sensors will have significant impacts on a new class of sensor technology, which is suitable for harsh-environment applications such as turbines, rockets, and fuel cells. The technology can provide reliable long term sensing to increase efficiency, improve operational reliability, reduce the pollution from many systems and reduce costly maintenance.
The SBDC at FAMU works with existing and startup small businesses to help them grow and compete in today’s global economy. Florida SBDCs provide assistance during every phase of the business life cycle, leading to job creation, investments, and economic growth for communities throughout northwest Florida.