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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 Foundation High 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 theSIU Research Park, SIU Carbondale, and the region as a whole in regards to research, technology, and enterprise development.

SIU's Economic Development Efforts Earn National Recognition

Southern Illinois University Carbondale earned national recognition for its economic development work in the region.

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) designated SIU an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University. SIU is one of 18 colleges and universities to earn the designation this year, and one of only 48 nationwide to have the distinction, which is valid for 10 years.

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Bach, Birch Named University Innovation Fellows

Southern Illinois University Carbondale students Daniel Bach and Thomas Birch are now part of a national program that is providing them with tools and knowledge to help increase entrepreneurship, creativity, innovation and design thinking among fellow students. 

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Start-Up Earns Award From Harvard Medical School

Greplytix, a technologies company housed within the Small Business Incubator at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, is the recipient of technology innovation award from Harvard Medical School. 

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Five Faculty Members Named To Nai Chapter

Five faculty members at Southern Illinois University Carbondale will comprise the first cohort of the university’s local chapter of a national organization for inventors. 

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Drones Take Over At News 3 This Morning Ahead Of Hackfest

The HackSI Hackathon took place on November 2, 2013, at the Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center. HackSI was a 12-hour event open to all ages.

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