The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University is a vibrant community of innovative technology companies working with the faculty and students at Florida Atlantic University to develop new products and services in a collaborative and supportive environment.
Built on a rich tradition as a teaching university with a respected faculty, FAU is earning a reputation as a top research institution in areas ranging from biomedicine and biotechnology to ocean engineering and coastline security.
This research will lead to the next generation of medical cures and technological advancements, all of which builds the local economy. FAU is classified as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
A truly engaged university is one that builds a two-way street between the campus and the community. FAU is committed to connecting local business, government and nonprofits to the faculty, staff and students.
Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business, with more than 8,600 students, features the Adams Center for Entrepreneurship, which prepares students in business, science, engineering and other disciplines to become entrepreneurs through business ownership. The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, opened in Fall 2011, has established relationships with several prominent area hospitals that are serving as sites for clerkships, hospital-based electives and residencies.
The Adams Center for Entrepreneurship, with the support of all 10 Colleges and the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University, has created Tech Runway. The goal of FAU Tech Runway is to establish a formal program for mentoring very early-stage entrepreneurs and their ventures based on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Venture Mentoring Service (VMS). The focus of the initiative is to combine VMS and Stanford’s Lean Launchpad curriculum with University resources and local community expertise to create an ecosystem conducive to the development of successful technology and growth industry start-ups. The establishment of Tech Runway represents an important development in the Research Park life-cycle. By acting as a formalized system to develop young companies from the ideation stage, Tech Runway will prove a critical link for growing future companies into the Technology Business Incubator and the Research Park.
Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry
The Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (OURI) serves as a centralized support office for FAU faculty, staff, and students who are engaged in undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activities. The OURI office provides resources and information for faculty and students to get funding, get published, get recognized, get prepared, and get involved.