Establish Your Business at South Florida’s Premiere R&D Destination

The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University® is a community where entrepreneurs, academics and service providers come together to collaborate and develop a sense of identity. The Research Park incorporates and encourages interactions between our companies, mentors, investors, service providers, government entities and large corporations, as well as FAU’s talent pool to inspire and create innovation.


  • Sales tax exemption on R&D Equipment
  • Exclusive Research Park and TBI technology-related events
  • Partnership with FAU faculty on joint research grants
  • Share equipment with FAU
  • Immediate access to talented and motivated workforce
  • Strategic location in the center of South Florida
  • Opportunity to access Florida LambdaRail / Internet 2
  • On-site Palm Tran bus stop for easy access to Tri-Rail
  • Personalized orientation and relationship with the FAU Career Development Center to access interns – new tenants highlighted to student body
  • Opportunity to become adjunct faculty at FAU


  • Click here for FAU’s College of Business information.
  • Research Park company associates will enjoy a full 20% discount off of tuition for any non-credit Executive Education Open Enrollment Course.
  • Receive a full 25% off of tuition if 3 or more of your colleagues also register for the same course simultaneously!
  • Membership of the student recreation center at faculty/staff rates of $20/month – spouses can join too.
  • Owl Card – see Business Services page for details
  • Access to the FAU Library resources, using the Owl Card
  • Use of the FAU Club for dining, entertaining clients, and for corporate events
  • Preferred pricing for FAU Owls football games
  • Priority listing at the on-campus Slattery pre-school

Leasing Information

Check out the Innovation Centre brochures for full information.

Innovation Center 1

Innovation Center 2

Innovation Center 3

Innovation Center 4

Innovation Center 5

Innovation Center 6

No Vacancies

Innovation Center 7

For leasing information and questions,

contact Greg Martin (954) 903-1815.

White Paper Submission

Companies that intend to become tenants of the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University are required to present their proposals for collaboration with the University to a committee of faculty called the Technology Review and Advisory Committee (TRAC). 

The purpose of this document is to create procedures for the review and ongoing evaluation of collaborative initiatives. By establishing an ongoing review process, we hope to create a beneficial working relationship between FAU and Research Park tenants, which will add value for all parties.


Proposed White Paper Format

Each company requesting space in the Research Park shall submit a white paper drafted by the company in cooperation with a representative of the Florida Atlantic Research and Development Authority (FARDA) and at least one member of TRAC. The document shall contain no confidential information, and shall incorporate the following five sections.


1. Introduction
This section shall be a paragraph that highlights the company, its industry, its proposed move in date, and the areas within FAU that will have shared interests.


2. Company Background
This shall be a more detailed look at the company’s origins, growth history, current size and products/services. It shall include plans for future growth with a timeline. Also covered in this section should be size (number of employees and, if appropriate, sales), target markets, local competitors and organization structure. If the company is a branch or affiliate, information on the parent shall be provided. This section shall be no more than 2 pages and the company can attach printed publicity, newspaper articles, web page links, annual reports, or other supplemental materials if desired.


3. Proposed Collaborative Efforts
In this section of the white paper, the company shall spell out as clearly as possible its proposed collaborative activities. The text shall describe the work, the numbers and types of FAU stakeholders that will be involved, the key FAU contacts, and the deliverables. For example:

  • “XYZ Company will conduct research into semiconductor properties in collaboration with Professor Jones in the department of Computer Engineering leading to publication in scholarly journals.”
  • “ABC Company will create at least 3 internships that will be offered to FAU marketing students. The students will design and create an internet-based advertising campaign to be deployed the following year.”
  • “123 Company will provide teaching samples from its microbiology research to the Department of Biology for use in the classroom. Students will also be able to use 123’s electron microscopes in thesis and dissertation research for scheduled periods of 2 hours per day after 5pm.”

It is important to associate times with the activities so that they can be evaluated. Language such as “in the first year” or “by December 2012” is appropriate.Companies are encouraged to identify multiple activities involving both faculty and students in multiple disciplines.


4. Potential Conflicts and Concerns
This section shall identify any member of the FAU research community that might have a conflict of interest with the proposed activity. The nature of the conflict must be identified. If possible, statements of support from these stakeholders should be included here.


5. Review and Oversight
The document shall conclude with a paragraph stating who at FAU is the primary liaison with the company in the collaborative process.