Technology and Entrepreneurial Centers of Excellence
Center for Innovation
University of North Dakota
4200 James Ray Drive
Grand Forks, ND 58203
Launch Date: January 2005
Matching and Leveraged Funds: $3.565 million
The Center for Innovation operates two technology incubators, the Skalicky Tech Incubator and the Ina Mae Rude Center which was constructed using Centers of Excellence funds. The Center for Innovation supports entrepreneurs by helping launch new ventures, commercialize new technologies, and secure access to capital from private and public sources. The center's primary goals include growing entrepreneur ventures and fostering innovation.
North Dakota State University
NDSU Research & Technology Park
1854 NDSU Research Circle North
Fargo, ND 58102
Launch Date: March 2007
Award: $1.25 million
Matching and Leveraged Funds: $5.038 million
The Technology Incubator is located in the NDSU Research & Technology Park and provides technical and business assistance to high-growth start-up companies. The goal of the Incubator is to provide a wide range of programs and services that foster the formation of technology ventures, accelerate their time to market, and ultimately increase their chance for long-term success.
Strom Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation - Institute for Technology and Business
Dickinson State University
1679 6th Avenue West
Dickinson, ND 58601
Launch Date: October 2006
Award: $1.15 million
Matching and Leveraged Funds: $5.179 million
The Strom Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation - Institute for Technology and Business is focused on helping businesses start or expand in rural North Dakota. The institute offers services in marketing, human resources, and business technology with an emphasis on helping area businesses adapt and implement new technologies. The institute is equipped to assist companies ranging from manufacturers to small businesses and entrepreneurs.