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North Florida Innovation Labs is North Florida’s technology incubator serving hard science, high impact companies in the region.  Our mission is to accelerate the development of technology companies through an array of business support services to produce successful firms that graduate the program financially viable and self-sufficient.

The technology incubator is strategically sited at Innovation Park of Tallahassee, a research park with extraordinary high technology resources available to the region. There are many members of the Innovation Park community including the NSF-funded National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, the largest and highest-powered magnet lab in the world and the epicenter of most magnet research for the United States.

Immediately adjacent to the Park are the joint university FAMU-FSU College of Engineering with 2,500 students, and the newly redesigned Jack Nicklaus par 72 golf course.


North Florida Innovation Labs is unlike other incubators in the region.  We offer offices, but also access to shared wet lab space in a newly renovated facility.  The Park has a strong affiliation and proximity to some of the world’s leading research institutions including the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, the FSU High Performance Materials Institute, the Florida Center for Advanced Power Systems, and many more specialized facilities.

NFIL differs from other incubators/accelerators in its focus on non-dilutive capital sources.  Specialized assistance is provided for federal Small Business Innovative/TechTransfer Research grants (SBIR/STTR).

The incubator is run by experienced staff with over 25 years of experience.  It also includes an expert advisory group and a mentor network that actively guide and steer companies to position them for success and growth when they leave our program.


North Florida Innovation Labs is part of a non-profit organization that  believes in helping companies develop their ideas and grow in the Tallahassee / Big Bend region.  We provide the resources and assistance to help companies launch their business, compete for grants, and succeed in order to  create high wage jobs for the community.

Our workspaces are affordable, flexible, and available in three configurations; resident, collaborative, and virtual memberships.

While we are in the process of planning a new state-of-the-art building for our incubator program, we have renovated the Collins building within the Park.  This space includes:

  • 10 private offices
  • Customizable shared wet lab space/ equipment
  • Multiple conference rooms
  • Sixty seat seminar room
  • Collaborative (co-working) space
  • Kitchen and break area
  • Networking and educational programs

Our Members

Nhu Energy is working to accelerate the successful transition of innovations in energy and intelligent systems and controls to have beneficial impact in high-value and mission-critical energy, defense, and manufacturing systems. The company is growing new technology development and delivery enterprise to enable a future of more flexible, connected, and intelligent systems, and is demonstrating this ground-breaking approach in CleanTech with solutions for integration and optimization and control of distributed energy resources, including renewables and storage.

Piersica, LLC is a lithium ion battery technology company run by industry and academic R&D leaders. Piersica’s unique strategy and know-how in the field of solid-state batteries enable the company to disrupt and rapidly advance the evolution of rechargeable batteries at a pace far more rapid than traditional battery companies.

EduClear LLC is a cutting-edge software company offering innovative and exciting solutions to reading challenges stemming from vision problems and other underlying conditions such as Autism, Dyslexia, ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyper Activity Disorder), and other processing deficits.

Access Bio is dedicated to the prevention and early diagnosis of infectious diseases through research, development, and manufacturing of in vitro rapid diagnostic tests, biosensor, and molecular diagnostic products. Particularly, early and accurate diagnosis is a key to effective treatment of patients. Access Bio’s core in vitro diagnostic technology includes immunochemical, biochemical and molecular products.

Blue Quench® is a technology company with a mission to make “ice cold” the new beverage standard, FAST. Using our patented RotoQuench Technology®,  we can rapidly cool beverages from from 75 °F to ice cold. You name it, from a 6-pack of beer to wine bottles and aluminum cans to multiple cases of your favorite soda. Anywhere. And in as little as 60 seconds. The technology can also be applied to humanitarian, healthcare, and military applications.

Blue Quench was founded by John Lauchnor, former CEO of both public and private manufacturing firms, who now resides in the Florida panhandle.  Blue Quench holds multiple patents and has many more pending for its RotoQuench technology both in the U.S. and internationally.

Manser Edbrooke Technology is a research and development focused firm based in Tallahassee, FL. MET is currently exploring rapid prototyping solutions such as CNC milling and 3D printing. By using new linear rail designs, advanced modern control systems, and other breakthroughs, MET plans to offer a high quality, compact, and reasonably priced solution to engineering businesses that need simulation-grade prototypes. This offering will allow for less time between iterations and faster returns on prototypes, as well as avoiding the price, hassle and time of contracting out these parts.


Resident Member

Private Space | 6-month commitment, then month to month

$450-$650/ month (Dedicated Space)

Collaborative Member

Co-working space | Month to month

$200/ month (High Top Table)

Virtual Member

Business Address | Mailbox | Online Presence with Innovation Park of Tallahassee

$100/ month (no physical space)

Subscriptions also available on request

Drop-in: 5 days/month

$80 (flex office)

Drop-in: 10 days/ month

$150 (flex office) or $75 (co-working)

All-Inclusive Membership

  • Private office, co-working space, or virtual (no physical occupancy)
  • Business-grade Internet / Wi-Fi
  • All utilities and janitorial services
  • Shared office equipment; printer, scanner, copier
  • Assistance gaining access to specialized equipment / lab
  • Secured facility with 24/7/365 access
  • Professional business address / mailbox
  • Meeting rooms / presentation equipment
  • Kitchen / breakroom / coffee
  • No cost business seminars / workshops
  • Presentation skills training
  • SBIR/STTR assistance


  • Extensive mentor network
  • Interaction with scientists, engineers, and other technologists
  • Networking events / activities with like-minded people
  • Peer-to-peer learning / sharing ideas
  • Potential collaborators and research assistance on site
  • University and federal laboratory linkages
  • Assistance gaining access to FSU & FAMU personnel, equipment and facilities
  • New contacts / business opportunities

Member Services

  • Management guidance
  • Technical assistance
  • Technology licensing assistance
  • Grants and contracts searching
  • Introductions and interaction with funding sources
  • Business planning / accounting / loan packaging
  • SME advisory group / on-site consulting
  • Internship opportunities (with three higher ed partners)
  • Additional services and development available
  • Monthly coffee chats
  • And more to come…!

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