The John Mica Engineering and Aerospace Innovation Complex

The Convergence Zone: Where Entrepreneurs & Opportunity Meet

Micaplex LogoThe 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.

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Stephanie A. Miller, Ph.D.
Stephanie Miller, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Executive Director, Technology Transfer and Research Park Initiatives
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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.

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Who Occupies the MicaPlex?

Tenant Partners

Tenant PartnersTechnology-focused companies will benefit from the resources and facilities within the Embry-Riddle Research Park and the University.

Incubator Companies

Incubator CompaniesOur incubator companies are startup and early stage companies who are at the research and development-intensive phase of their growth.

University Faculty

Faculty The brain trust of the University with academic expertise, professional acumen and intellectual perspective.University research is guided by faculty who possess the experience and intellectual acumen to provide subject matter expertise for technology-focused companies.

Resident Partners

MicaPlex Resident PartnersEstablished 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.

Center for Entrepreneurship

Center for EntrepreneurshipThe Center for Entrepreneurship educates and connects entrepreneurs seeking to establish and grow high-value, high-growth companies.

Undergraduate, Graduate, and Doctoral Students

Embry-Riddle students will provide much of the labor force for research and development.Students 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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Nexus Partners

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Resident Partners

Firespring Fund

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