March 2019 Newsletter

Learn Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Chances of Being Approved for an SBIR/STTR Grant on Wednesday, March 27th

Join Innovation Park of Tallahassee for an intensive workshop focused on all aspects of writing SBIR/STTR grant applications. The workshop will cover proposal writing elements, evaluation criteria, preparing a schedule, building a team, adding consultants and contracts, understanding problems and commercialization plans.

Click here to learn more.

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Construction is Underway at Danfoss

Danfoss Turbocor has begun its new expansion. The new parking lot across the street from their main building is complete, and construction has just begun on the 44,000sf addition. Construction is expected to be completed by late 2019.

Danfoss Turbocor under construction in March of 2019 in Innovation Park of Tallahassee
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Research Team Discovers Link Between Sodium and Migraines

Researchers and a FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Professor have found a link between migraines and how sodium is distributed through the brain. In fact, they found that sodium distribution in the brain is disturbed even before migraine symptoms appear.

Much of this research was conducted at the National Maglab using essentially a high-powered MRI machine. FAMU-FSU College of Engineering associate professor Sam Grant explains “Our work is an ongoing project to better understand (migraines) and then ultimately work toward improved treatment for migraine sufferers.”

Turbocor Chillers on Display at Danfoss HQ

Danfoss Turbocor compressors are on display at Danfoss’s Headquarters in Nordborg, Denmark. The compressors were included in their new showroom that displays two Engie Chillers with three large Turbocor compressors.

Innovation Park of Tallahassee's Danfoss Turbocor Chillers on Display

Center for Intelligent Systems Control and Robotics (CISCOR) announced two advancements in Biologically Inspired Movement Research

The Center for Intelligent Systems Control and Robotics (CISCOR) is making headway into understanding and replicating biologically-inspired movement that may be key to making advances in robotics to help improve humankind. CISCOR recently received it’s new “Cassie” research robot, dubbed “Tallahassee Cassie” to help conduct research and improve the use of robots in everyday life.

There are only seven Cassie robots in the world today, located at Harvard, Caltech, Berkley, Georgia Tech, Carnegie Mellon and the University of Michigan, which puts FAMU-FSU College of Engineering in very prestigious company, robotically speaking.

Dr Christian Hubicki and the robot Tallahassee Cassie in his lab at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering in Tallahassee, FL.

Register for the Upcoming Entrepreneurial Excellence Program Starting on April 9th

EEP Class 16 for Innovation Park EntrepreneursThis is your last chance to sign up for Class 16 of the Entrepreneurial Excellence Program. This upcoming 10-night class will begin on Tuesday, April 9th, and will be taught by Innovation Park’s Director of Entrepreneurship, Michael Tentnowski. Michael brings over 25 years of experience in helping companies develop and grow their business.

The class is highly interactive, mentor-driven and has a successful track record of helping companies start and grow in our local community. Topics covered in the course include: effective business models, team development, legal foundations, marketing strategies, funding and insight from other local entrepreneurs.

The course fee is $300 for two people per company. Fee includes dinner at each class, all course materials, and access to the Entrepreneur’s Club @ Innovation Park.