FSU Pledges $5.6M for North Florida Innovation Labs Incubator

Florida State University Makes Commitment to Enhance Existing Operations, Build New Partnerships and Create Jobs. On February 22, 2022, Florida State University announced its commitment of $5.6M to help build the North Florida Innovation Labs (NFIL) incubator in Innovation Park. FSU President Richard McCullough remarked, “It is our intention to make a substantial investment in…

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Bill Lickson Named Director of North Florida Innovation Labs

To Lead New $17 Million Facility Under Development   Innovation Park of Tallahassee announced today that Bill Lickson will be its new Director of North Florida Innovation Labs which currently operates in the Collins Building in Innovation Park. A new $17-million-dollar facility is in the development phase and is slated to open in 2023. “We’re…

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Senior U.S. Department of Commerce Official Visits Innovation Park

Announces $10.2 Million Award for Technology Commercialization Incubator   United States Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced today that Innovation Park has been awarded a $10.2 million Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant to build the first mixed-use business incubator/ accelerator of its kind in the region. The North Florida Innovation Labs will be a new…

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Innovation Park of Tallahassee to Host Grand Opening Event for Central Pond Trail

[ultimate_heading main_heading=”Innovation Park Invites all park residents, and the public, to join them in a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the newly constructed walking trail” margin_design_tab_text=””][/ultimate_heading] Innovation Park of Tallahassee, North Florida’s university research park is celebrating the grand opening of its central pond walking trail on Wednesday, December 11. The Park…

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In the News: Leon County as a Tech Cluster? It’s Possible

Leon County as a tech cluster? It’s possible | Opinion   On August 23, 2018, Rick Minor, a candidate for Leon County Commission, District 3, wrote a Your Turn Opinion  piece in the Tallahassee Democrat. “The MagLab has the largest, most powerful magnet in the world. Each year, more than 1,000 scientists come to Innovation Park to conduct…

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Innovation Park’s Entrepreneurial Excellence Program Begins New Era With Director of Entrepreneurship

EEP Class 15 begin October 2nd with New Program Director   Innovation Park of Tallahassee is pleased to announce the upcoming Entrepreneurial Excellence Program will begin on Tuesday, October 2nd, and will be the first class facilitated by the organization’ Director of Entrepreneurship, Michael Tentnowski. Michael joined the Innovation Park team in January to help…

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In the News: Lots of Action At Innovation Park

Lots of Action At Innovation Park   “There are a lot of new developments at Leon County’s Innovation Park. The Park’s Executive Director provided a recent update, but before we get into all that’s new, a bit of history is in order….” – Tom Flanigan, WFSU Read more here.+

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Local Companies DiaTech Diabetic Technologies and NeuroJungle Win $25,000 At Innovation Park TechGrant Pitch Night

~Five local early stage companies competed for a chance to win one of two technology commercialization grants~ Innovation Park of Tallahassee is pleased to announce that DiaTech Diabetic Technologies and NeuroJungle have been named the 2018 winners of the Innovation Park TechGrant Program. DiaTech has developed a sensor technology that actively monitors the viability of…

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In the News: Innovation Park holds TechGrant Pitch Night

Innovation Park holds Tech Grant Pitch Night   “By the end of Wednesday night, one local start up company will going home with the big prize at this year’s Innovation Park Tech Grant Pitch Night. WTXL’s Jada WIlliams takes a look at a company vying for the chance to take their start up to the…

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In the News: Tallahassee’s vibrant startup community started here

Tallahassee’s vibrant startup community started here Kim B. Williams is president of Marpan Supply and Recycling and is the Vice Chair of the Leon County Research & Development Authority, the governing body of Innovation Park of Tallahassee. “Tallahassee is known for welcoming hospitality. It has fostered the thriving business startup community we have today. The Entrepreneurial…

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In the News: EEP provides real-world startup guidance

EEP provides real-world startup guidance Bill Hollimon,  patent and intellectual property attorney, wrote an article regarding the importance of the Entrepreneurial Excellence Program in the Tallahassee community. “The EEP program is designed to be experiential, highly interactive, and to challenge participants to push beyond their comfort zone. EEP is taught entirely by local business leaders…

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The Entrepreneurial Excellence Program Helps Local Companies Succeed

EEP Class One Graduate Gulf Coast Tung Oil Company Expanding Business Through Partnerships Established in 2011, the Entrepreneurial Excellence Program is Tallahassee’s first startup training program aimed at entrepreneurs to help guide them through the early stages of business development. Since the beginning over 140 participants have graduated from the program and gone on to…

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Danfoss to Expand in Tallahassee

New Research and Development Center To Be Added On To Current Facility and Will Add 120 New Jobs Innovation Park of Tallahassee and its governing entity- the Leon County Research and Development Authority (LCRDA), are pleased to announce that research park resident, Danfoss Turbocor Compressors Inc.  is expanding its local operations by adding a new…

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In the news: New Business Startup? You need this program

New Business Startup? You need this program Kim Williams, Leon County R&D Authority Board of Governor wrote an article regarding the importance of the Entrepreneurial Excellence Program in the Tallahassee community. “Innovation Park’s Entrepreneurial Excellence Program is our area’s only mentor-driven, real world entrepreneurial training resource. It provides dynamic, highly interactive training with an unmatched…

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In the news: Days are Numbered at Old Tallahassee Shopping Center

Tom Flanigan, with WFSU, spoke about the FSU Department of Anthropology’s move to Innovation Park from the Old Shopping Center, which will soon be turned into a mini-Target “Now Florida State University’s Department of Anthropology is moving out as well. Its new home will be at Innovation Park’s Johnson Building with the move scheduled for…

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New Resident Coming to Innovation Park of Tallahassee

The FSU Department of Anthropology Relocates to Innovation Park of Tallahassee The Florida State University Department of Anthropology will soon occupy 11,000 square feet of space located in the Johnson Building at 2035 E. Dirac Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32310. The Department of Anthropology’s official move in date is July 31, 2017. “The Department of Anthropology…

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Local Companies KynderMed and Sensatek Propulsion Technology Inc., Named Winners of Innovation Park’s 2017 TechGrant Program

Five local early stage companies competed for a chance to win one of two technology commercialization grants worth up to $15,000 at Innovation Park’s Annual Elevator Pitch Night   The Leon County Research and Development Authority (LCRDA), the entity that governs Innovation Park of Tallahassee, is pleased to announce that KynderMed and Sensatek Propulsion Technology…

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In the news: Programs like EEP keep Tallahassee moving forward

Innovation Park’s Director of Programs and Communications, Denise Bilbow wrote a MyView in the Tallahassee Democrat.  The MyView promotes the Entrepreneurial Excellence Program and programs geared towards helping local entrepreneurs be successful in Tallahassee. “The EEP is a bedrock of local entrepreneurship and has been a key entry point into the entrepreneurial ecosystem for the…

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Applications Are Now Available for Innovation Park’s 2017 TechGrant Competition

~Prestigious Program Provides up to $15,000 to Two Different Companies Each Year with the Mission to Promote Tech Commercialization, Start-ups and Job Growth in Leon County~   (Tallahassee, FL)– The Leon County Research and Development Authority (LCRDA), the entity that governs Innovation Park of Tallahassee is now accepting applications for its prestigious TechGrant Competition. Each…

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Innovation Park Now Accepting Applications for Entrepreneurial Excellence Program Class 12

Innovation Park Now Accepting Applications for Entrepreneurial Excellence Program Class 12 ~October Class Registration Open for those Looking to Gain Valuable Insight and Advice regarding Entrepreneurship~   (Tallahassee, Fla.)- The Leon County Research and Development Authority (the Authority), the organization who oversees Innovation Park announced it is now accepting enrollment for the upcoming Entrepreneurial Excellence…

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Innovation Park Restructuring Finalized

Great Opportunities, Exciting Changes for Innovation Park! Over the past 18 months, the Board of Governors of the Leon County Research and Development Authority (LCRDA), chaired by Leon County Commissioner Kristin Dozier, has been hard at work restructuring ownership of land and buildings within Innovation Park. Their steadfast work has come to fruition with acceptance…

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