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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 SIU Incubator Program, housed in the Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center: a 55,000 square-foot, mixed-use facility offering multiple types of assistance to start, grow, and sustain innovative and technology-based companies.

Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center First Floor

Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center Second Floor

Recent News

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

This Summer's Solar Eclipse is Southern Illinois' Chance to Shine

Southern Illinois is about to have its moment in the sun — and out of it — Aug. 21. Tens of thousands of people, including a small army of NASA scientists who will be broadcasting the cosmic spectacle from Carbondale, are expected to pour into a diagonal swath at the bottom tip of the state. 

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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 SIU Research Park earlier this month by the Delta Regional Authority.

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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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