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Dunn-Richmond Center SIU

The SIU Research Park is a non-profit corporation affiliated with Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIU Carbondale) promoting technology and knowledge-based enterprise development within the Park and southern Illinois. It is the primary innovation and technology space in the southern third of Illinois and is a member of the Association of University Research Parks (AURP). As the University’s arm for technology transfer and research spin-outs, the Research Park is the local manifestation of the global innovation system. Its strength and success are directly tied to SIU’s classification as a Carnegie Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity institution, ranked among the top four percent of higher education research institutions in the United States.

Prospective tenants may apply to the SIU Research Park to lease land and construct buildings or to lease rooms in a multi-tenant facility. Start-up companies should apply for tenancy in the Small Business Incubator (SBI) program, housed in the Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center.

Recent News

This section is dedicated to news surrounding the SIU Research Park, SIU Carbondale, and the region as a whole in regards to research, innovation, and technology enterprise development.

Reception Showcases SIU Inventors, Innovators

Throughout the years, Southern Illinois University Carbondale has been a leader in research, discovery and innovation, resulting in nearly 100 patents for faculty and staff since 1960.

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Grant Supports 'Regional Entrepreneurship Ecosystem' 

Southern Illinois small business development and entrepreneurship efforts will get a substantial boost, courtesy of a $159,312 grant awarded to Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Southern Illinois Research Park earlier this month by the Delta Regional Authority.

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Senator-Elect Duckworth Visits SIU's Small Business Development Center

Senator-elect Tammy Duckworth toured the Small Business Development Center at Southern Illinois University on Thursday, December 29.

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Two Students Named University Innovation Fellows

Two Southern Illinois University Carbondale students are participating in a national leadership program that provides essential information, tools and training that will enable them to help foster innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship and design thinking among their fellow students. 

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