Building strong relations with industry has been a hallmark of Embry-Riddle since its founding. Our goal is to establish new alliances with key industry partners, maintain and strengthen existing corporate relationships, and coordinate the University's contact and interactions with the aviation/aerospace, engineering, and related industries.
As a coordinated effort between the Office of Corporate Engagement and the Office of Research at Embry-Riddle, we seek to partner with industry in collaborative research to provide "real-industry" learning for students and "real-world" solutions for business.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has a strong research initiative to foster a research and development rich community among faculty and staff with R&D expected to double within the next 5 to 10 years.
The Congressman John Mica Engineering and Aerospace Innovation Complex at Embry-Riddle Research Park is a 90-acre Aerospace Research and Technology Park in Daytona Beach, FL. The MicaPlex gives local students and faculty the hands-on ability to find solutions to real-world problems. With an experimental aerodynamics laboratory and wind tunnel in the works, the MicaPlex is poised to attract aerospace, aviation, engineering and technological industry leaders from across the globe.
The NextGen facility houses technology that is being developed which will support the nation's expanding air transportation needs into the rest of this century. Research at the facility will contribute to reducing fuel consumption and associated emissions, improving situational awareness for pilots, and providing safer and more efficient passenger service.