January 2017 Update from Innovation Park

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January 2017 Update
Spotlight: 2017 TechGrant Program- Applications Are Now Available!
Last Year NP Group took home the grand prize for their optical fiber sensor.
The 2017 TechGrant Program is in full swing! Applications are now available for a chance to win up to $15,000 in grant funds.
Be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming dates and deadlines.
  • February 13, 2017: TechGrant Application Orientation, 4:00 p.m., Knight Administrative Centre, 1736 W. Paul Dirac Drive
  • March 13, 2017: Applications due (Note: only complete applications will be considered. Application must include: Application Form, Company Profile, signed Applicant Agreement, Business and Commercialization Plan and, if appropriate, Prior Grant Recipient Form.)
  • April 12, 2017: Finalists announced
  • May 17, 2017: Elevator Pitch Night Event, 5:30 -7:30 p.m., Goodwood Museum Carriage House
Anyone in Leon County who has an original idea for technology commercialization is encouraged to apply for the 2017 TechGrant program. Take a moment to review the application packet and determine if this program is right for you.
Any questions? Email Denise Bilbow,
To learn more about the program,
click here or download the application packet.


Join Us on February 7 for Discovery on Parade!
Innovation Park and many of our residents will be participating in this year’s Discovery on Parade! This exciting annual event brings together Florida State University, Florida A&M University and Tallahassee Community College to showcase the best and brightest research and technologies being developed by students and faculty.
In addition, FSU’s Flying High Circus will have a special performance and famed NASA speaker, Kurt Leucht will discuss how humanity will continue its exploration of space.

Discovery on Parade will take place on Tuesday, February 7 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Turnbull Conference Center. Click here to view more information and to RSVP for the event

Entrepreneurial Excellence Program Class 13 Kicks Off March 21st
Our next Entrepreneurial Excellence Program starts March 21! The class still has a few spots available for companies looking to get a comprehensive crash course- or even just a refresher- on running a business by local experts. These experts also serve as mentors and offer guidance even after the program is complete.
“I never realized the wealth of resources available in Tallahassee for ‘budding’ entrepreneurs until I took this class. Actually, I was beginning to think I had made a mistake in moving to Tallahassee as far as hopes for a successful business venture location. Thanks to EEP, I now believe there is a rainbow in the sky.” -Michelle Gamble, Sankofa Healing and Enrichment, Inc., Class 12
Click here to learn more about the program and to reserve your seat.


New Resident in Innovation Park
We would like to welcome our newest addition to the Innovation Park Community.
Sensatek is creating wireless passive sensors that are suitable for harsh-environments such as turbines, rockets and fuel cells. These sensors can help reduce the risk of turbine-engine failure, and thereby reduce the risk of hefty unscheduled maintenance costs and downtime. The sensors can also reduce emissions by monitoring and optimizing combustion performance to achieve higher efficiencies and can reduce carbon and NOx emissions due to combustion instabilities.
Sensatek is located in the Knight Administrative Centre.

Learn more about Sensatek and its technology.


MagLab Hosts its Annual Open House on February 25
On February 25 from 10:00a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the MagLab will be hosting their annual Open House! This free event attracts visitors of all ages from all over the country who come to learn more about the Lab and its unique qualities. During the event, there will be hands-on demonstrations, self-guided tours, activities from educational partners, food and the chance to meet and chat with scientists and other MagLab staff.
The MagLab holds 14 world records and the Open House offers an up-close look at many of them including the 45-tesla hybrid magnet and the 900 megahertz superconducting magnet.
In addition to learning about science, the MagLab will be collecting canned goods as the unofficial price of admission. All cans collected will go to America’s Second Harvest Food Bank of the Big Bend.
To learn more about the MagLab’s Open House,
click here.


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Innovation Park publishes this monthly newsletter to highlight the accomplishments in our community. If you would like to share your exciting news, please e-mail Dbilbow@inn-park.com


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