The John Mica Engineering and Aerospace Innovation Complex at Embry-Riddle Research Park
The Convergence Zone: Where Entrepreneurs & Opportunity Meet
The MicaPlex, the cornerstone building of the Research Park at Embry-Riddle in Daytona Beach, Florida presents a unique collaborative opportunity for business and the university community to develop, refine and bring new products and technological services to market.
Start-up companies have a tremendous advantage when there is a network of support to shepherd them through the stages of product/service development toward market readiness. As an incubator space, the facilities and occupants of the MicaPlex will provide such a network which extends to the University, not only at the Daytona Beach Campus, but to resources on the Prescott, Arizona, campus and the extensive network that is the Worldwide Campus.
Areas of Focus
Embry-Riddle, a world renowned university, is equipped for and experienced in research, specifically associated with its seven areas of focus:
Launch Your Venture
We’re looking for university student-led startups with revolutionary ideas that will change the future of the aviation, aerospace and engineering industries. Successful projects will feature scalable transformative technologies led by strong management teams capable of launching disruptive innovation.
Who Occupies the MicaPlex?
Technology-focused companies will benefit from the resources and facilities within the Embry-Riddle Research Park and the University.
Our incubator companies are startup and early stage companies who are at the research and development-intensive phase of their growth.
University FacultyUniversity research is guided by faculty who possess the experience and intellectual acumen to provide subject matter expertise for technology-focused companies.
Established companies provide services to startup Tenant Partners while benefiting from the resources of the Research Park and the University. Associations with burgeoning companies provides mutual advantages for growth and profit.
The Center for Entrepreneurship educates and connects entrepreneurs seeking to establish and grow high-value, high-growth companies.
Undergraduate, Graduate, and Doctoral StudentsStudents at all degree levels and within all academic disciplines provide an educated and energetic labor force for research, development and production.
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- Global Aerospace Communications Leader Arralis to Join Embry-Riddle Research Park
- Student-Led Startups Secure Funding at Launch Your Venture
- Research Park Startup Sensatek Wins Major NSF Award
- Wireless Sensors Suggest a Way to Improve Aircraft Inspections
- Research Submarine Rolls into the MicaPlex
- Christine Dailey Puts Inventor Mike Geldart's Invention to the Test
- Embry-Riddle Expands Reach of ‘Launch Your Venture’ Competition to University Students Throughout Florida