Danfoss Turbocor Compressors recently completed expanding their existing footprint in Innovation Park with a new 44,000 sq, ft. facility that will add 120 new jobs. The new jobs will include full-time research and development positions within advanced manufacturing. This will be Danfoss’s second expansion in recent years after building a 22,000 sq. ft. Application Development Center that opened in 2017.
Danfoss Turbocor Expansion
The Florida State University Interdisciplinary Research & Commercialization Building (IRCB)
The project consists of approximately 125,000 GSF of new space for a new interdisciplinary research building for Florida State University’s Southwest Campus that will be located in Innovation Park of Tallahassee. The new facility will house interdisciplinary teams by creating a collaborative environment to conduct research and develop commercialization opportunities to bring products to market. The new spaces will include research labs, imaging/characterization labs, clean rooms, collaboration, conference and administrative spaces. The facility will accommodate researchers in the disciplines of bio-medical engineering, chemistry, chemical engineering, condensed matter physics, and device prototyping.
Center for Advanced Power Systems Expansion
The Center for Advanced Power Systems (CAPS) is in the process of expanding its space in the Park. They are expanding their Power Electronics Research capability by adding a new 6,400sf space. This will provide more space for research and testing coming in from sponsors. The new space will feature a room that is specifically for High Voltage Work and will include a Faraday Cage to provide safety when testing High Voltages. In addition to the new addition, CAPS will be taking over space on the third floor of FSU Foundation Building A, which will include 8 new offices, a conference room, 3 >500sf labs and cubicles for students. The expected completion date for this project is February 2020.
North Florida Innovation Labs
The Park is currently in the final planning phase of constructing a new building: a 40,000sf state-of-art, first of its kind in the region incubator/accelerator to support startups and second stage businesses looking to commercialize new technologies in the North Florida region. This hard science incubator will offer one of a kind space with 30+ wet labs, dry labs, tissue and bio-culture room, fabrication and prototype development spaces, 20+ offices, multiple coworking spaces, and conference rooms, simultaneously supporting over 100 early stage and growing tech companies in high priority targeted industries. It will sustain 600+ full time, permanent high quality jobs in the region based on IMPLAN modeling. Groundbreaking expected in mid-2022.