Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Embry-Riddle’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CFIE) educates and connects entrepreneurs seeking to establish and grow high-value, high-growth companies by marrying technological knowledge in aeronautics, aerospace, engineering and computer science with business ingenuity to help entrepreneurs launch high-value, high-growth companies. In partnership with the university’s Technology Transfer and Commercialization office as well as the Embry-Riddle Research Park, the CFIE helps entrepreneurs build businesses.

The Boeing Center for Aviation and Aerospace Safety

The The Boeing Center for Aviation and Aerospace Safety provides research, education and industry engagement to promote global aviation and aerospace safety. The center also proactively identifies and addresses key safety challenges.

Center for Space and Atmospheric Research (CSAR)

CSAR investigates planetary atmospheres and near-space environments to understand the neutral and ionized atmosphere as well as the space plasma environment and space weather. The research leverages both state-of-the-art modeling and advanced instrumentation such as a high-resolution sodium LIDAR. 

Center for Aerospace Resilient Systems

The Center for Aerospace Resilient Systems (CARS) will address cyber threats to safety-critical aero systems and cultivate new areas of development through innovative applications of technologies such as Al and data science and analytics in aero systems.

Cybersecurity and Assured Systems Engineering Center (CyBASE)

CyBASE leverages academic, industry and government expertise to provide cybersecurity solutions for aerospace, aviation and other enterprises. It investigates high-assurance systems in aviation and aerospace with an emphasis on cybersecurity. 

FAA Center of Excellence for Technical Training and Human Performance

This consortium of 25 universities and nearly 40 industry partners is helping the FAA revolutionize technical training practices and human performance for its workforce. The center is led by Embry-Riddle and the University of Oklahoma. 

Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE)

Embry-Riddle is a founding member of a multi-university ASSURE Coalitioncomprised of 21 research universities. ASSURE was designated as the FAA’s Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems in May 2015. 

Next Generation Air Transportation Safety (NEXTGEN) Facility 

NextGen is an FAA initiative in which government, industry and academia work to modernize the nation’s national airspace, shifting from ground-based radar to satellite-based technology. The FAA has contracted Embry-Riddle to conduct national and international airspace research and operate its Florida NextGen Test Bed facility.

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)

A 121-member university consortium including Embry-Riddle, ORAU brings together university faculty and students to collaborate on major scientific initiatives that help keep the United States at the leading edge of science and technology.

Eagle Flight Research Center (EFRC)

The EFRC is helping to shape the future of human mobility, including clean, quiet flight, through research focused on propulsion, unmanned autonomous vehicles, manned flight control and the certification of new technologies.

The Robertson Safety Institute

As a professional development, outreach and consulting organization, the Robertson Safety Institute offers opportunities for advanced professional training, consulting on safety projects with corporate partners and applied research activities.

Southeast Association for Research in Astronomy (SARA)

Led by Embry-Riddle, this 14-university consortium operates 1-meter class telescopes for astronomical research and education in Arizona, Chile and the Canary Islands.

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) 

A nonprofit consortium of more than 100 North American member colleges and universities, UCAR focuses on research and training in the atmospheric and related Earth system sciences.

Center for Wildlife and Aviation 

This center collects, maintains and disseminates relevant bird strike data and bird strike research; promotes wildlife mitigation training, policies and plans; and bridges the gap between the scientific and community and stakeholders.