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 6th!

March 2019 Techtopics event will be on superconductivity

Join us for our next TechTopics event on Wednesday, March 6th at the National MagLab from 11:30am-1:00pm. 

During this event, we will explore the hot research topic superconductivity and its applications.  We will learn about what it is and what research is being done locally at the Applied Superconductivity Center.   We will also hear a presentation about the most powerful superconducting magnet ever built from one of the lead engineers who spearheaded the project.

Speakers include:

Dr. Lance Cooley, Director of the Applied Superconductivity Center

Dr. Huub Weijers, Project Leader at the National MagLab

Lunch will be provided at no cost to all attendees at this event

Click here to register to attend the event.  Deadline to register is Monday, March 4th by 4pm

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 2018– From Research to Commercialization: Companies that Formed out of University Research
  • August 2018– Piecing together the story, MagLab and FSU Dept. of Anthropology
  • March 2018– HPMI, Buckypaper and it’s future applications
  • 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 the facility and how their work impacts Tallahassee’s Economic Development.