Raising Awareness, Promoting Collaboration and Sparking Conversations


At Innovation Park, we believe that new innovative ideas come from collaborating with others.  Three times a year, we host our TechTopics event, which brings together members of our community to learn about Innovation Park, its residents, and the research being conducted in the Park, as well as the Big Bend Region.  We believe that showcasing and sparking conversations about these subjects can foster new ideas, while also making the community aware of the world-class research, facilities, technology, resources, commercialization and entrepreneurship taking place in the park.

All of our TechTopics events take place at one of our facilities in Innovation Park.  The event begins at 11:30am. Over the past few events, our audience has grown, so we suggest getting there right at 11:30am to get a good seat.

Our TechTopics events are FREE and open to the public. Registration for the event is required to attend and is open one month prior to the event.

Lunch is provided complimentary to all of our attendees.

Upcoming TechTopics

Our next TechTopics will take place on March 28th from 11:30am-1:00pm at the Material Research Building.

This event will be centered on the research happening at the High Performance Materials Institute in the Park.  The event will include a brief introduction and update on what is happening at HPMI, and will follow with a presentation on a newly created class of motion sensors that’s been created using buckypaper.


This event has very limited seating and is expected to fill up quickly.  Click here to register.

Our last TechTopics event of 2017 was part of Startup Week Tallahassee, and we focused on innovative companies in our community, how they’ve grown and their impact on Tallahassee. Speakers included:

Chris Eldred, President and CEO, TeligentEMS

Gus Ray,President and CEO, Baycom Diagnostics

Jim Cole, President and CEO, G5 Engineering Solutions

Kay Stephenson, President and CEO, Datamaxx Applied Technologies Inc.

Ron Conry, President, Verdicorp (Founder of Turbocor)

Past TechTopics Themes

We like to center our topics on hot topics that are of interest to our audience and include speakers from Innovation Park.  Previous Topics have included:

  • November 2017– Innovation companies in our community
  • August 2017– Florida oysters and their roles in our local ecosystems
  • March 2017– Artificial intelligence and where the technology is heading in the future
  • November 2016– Commercializing research being conducted in the higher education institutions
  • September 2016– How research at the MagLab is helping to change oil spill cleanup and determining oil footprints
  • March 2016–  The general program of COAPS and the commercialization update of HWind Scientific, the real time tropical cyclone analysis system
  • November 2015– Introductions to the Florida Center for Advanced Aeropropulsion, a tour of their facility and how their work plays into Tallahassee’s Economic Development.