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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

The Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center's incubator space is nearing capacity.  For details on available space and pricing, visit

Commercial space is also available at One Enterprise Place and One Innovation Place in the SIU Research Park.

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.

Strategic Planning Projects

The Strategic Planning Report Presentation for the World Shooting and Recreational Complex, and Pyramid State Recreation Area, was held on Monday, August, 5, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex’s Main Event Center.   An electronic version of each report is linked at

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Lectures, tours and workshops highlight fiftieth anniversary of Buckminster Fuller’s design revolution

In 1969, designer, scientist, developer, writer and Southern Illinois University Carbondale professor Buckminster Fuller published his manifesto for a design revolution. Now, fifty years later, Fuller’s work will be recognized as part of the Charles D. Tenney Lecture series at SIU.

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Discover how to start a business at SIU’s Small Business Development Center workshops

If you’ve ever considered starting your own business, or expanding a small business to the next level, you’ll want to attend one of the “Starting a Business in Illinois” workshops the Small Business Development Center at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is hosting in 2019.

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Novel bacterium designated ‘SIUC-1’ likes it hot, may make history

Life: You find it in the darnedest places, and in all its weird glory.

Now the challenge for a student in the microbiology program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is keeping it alive to study where it fits within the tree of life.

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SIU students getting special entrepreneurship training and experience

Several Southern Illinois University Carbondale students are participating in a unique program designed to help them become more innovative, creative and entrepreneurial and to foster those traits in fellow students.

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