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Division of Research

Business & Industry

FAU faculty and students collaborate with many industry partners on research, education and entrepreneurial ventures. The university’s researchers work on new technologies and innovations, creating intellectual property that can be licensed. Industry can tap faculty expertise or connect with alumni or students to hire for open positions. Companies big and small can also access specialized equipment at the university through service agreements.

The Division of Research supports faculty, students, staff – and industry in creating these partnerships that benefit the university, company and the communities served by FAU. For more information about partnering with FAU, please contact the Associate Vice President for Corporate and International Relations, Anton Post, Ph.D. FAU can work with you, your company or firm as it seeks key competitive advantages by partnering with one of the country’s fastest improving and most diverse research universities.

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Office of Technology Development

The Office of Technology Development protects faculty interests while advancing FAU discoveries towards commercial development. The office helps navigate the patenting process, while fostering collaboration with industry through licensing, sponsored research and new venture agreements.

Its mission is to encourage commercial investment in the development of inventions and discoveries stemming from FAU research through licensing. Through these collaborative investments, which can lead to new companies and products, and spur economic development, FAU and its partners positively impact the communities they serve.

Available Technologies Those interested in licensing opportunities available at FAU can view technologies for available licensing opportunities. Contact the Office of Technology Development for more details.

Research Institutes & Centers

The institutes and centers at FAU focus research and invention in core areas that are strengths of the university. From ocean science and engineering to biomedical advances in dementia to advancing the Internet of Things, faculty and students tackle global problems. They often partner with industry to find solutions on many of these issues.


The vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem at FAU fosters advancement and innovations among faculty and students alike. The university’s leadership and entrepreneurship education programs are preparing the region’s future economic and business leaders. Students here aren’t waiting to graduate to launch their enterprises. Faculty discoveries are advancing science and industry alike, in disciplines such as neuroscience, ocean engineering, sensor technology, biomedicine and more.

Research Park at Florida Atlantic University

The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University is the only state university affiliated research park in South Florida. It’s home to 24 high-tech, high-wage companies and five support organizations. In addition, the research park operates the premier Technology Business Incubator (TBI) in the region.

The TBI is home to the New World Angels, a structured angel investor group and the Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research, a clearinghouse for Florida’s technology transfer offices and other publicly funded research institutes.

 Last Modified 3/28/18