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World-Class University-Related Research Park

The Montana State University Innovation Campus is recognized for being an epicenter of innovation and cutting edge research – where high-tech clusters of R&D companies locate and where technologies are developed and enhanced.

With top researchers in the areas of optics and photovoltaics, biotechnology, energy, medical devices and pharmaceutical, information technology and agriculture, its no wonder the MSU Innovation Campus is becoming the place’ and largest cluster for these areas.


Industries/Clusters

With a leading research university and high entrepreneurial environment, the MSU Innovation Campus is the center of innovation driving commercialization of promising sectors such as:

Montana State University is home to several impressive and top Centers and Institutes collaborating with many Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies. MSU’s world-class research centers and institutes include:


Available Sites

There are currently 42-acres of sites in MSU Innovation Campus available for development. The MSU Innovation Campus has partnered with a private developer to construct speculative space or construct build-to-suit space for your company. If your company requires its own developer, we can work together to build the type of facility that fits your needs in order to grow your company and recruit the best employees.

For more information, contact Teresa McKnight, Executive Director at (406) 994-4821 (office), (406) 580-7002 (cell) or teresa.mcknight@msuaf.org.


Available Buildings

Within the MSU Innovation Campus there are several single and multi-tenant developments with properties that offer flexible lab, office and light manufacturing space for lease to R&D related companies.

For more information, contact Teresa McKnight, Executive Director at (406) 994-4821 (office), (406) 580-7002 (cell) or teresa.mcknight@msuaf.org.


Incubator Space

MSU Innovation Campus is not just a home for large corporations. We have over 15 companies with fewer than 12 employees. To further build the start-up and entrepreneur community within the MSU Innovation Campus, we provide incubator space to nurture start-up and early-stage companies, provide amenities that include a variety of administrative and facilities services, and flexibility in tenant improvements and terms of lease.

MSU Innovation Campus is a great place for start-up and early-stage companies to become part of a high-tech R&D community – where opportunities for mentoring and collaborating with similar high-tech companies and other entrepreneurs and business professionals is important to the growth and success of your company.


Incentives

Locating your company to the MSU Innovation Campus comes with a multitude of opportunities. With a major research University located next door to the Innovation Campus, the possibilities for research partnerships and valuable employees are endless. Our success is built upon our partnership with Montana State University. This is one of our best incentives to companies wishing to locate within the Montana State University Innovation Campus.


Entrepreneurship

The Montana State University Innovation Campus is the epicenter for entrepreneurship – all the way from bootstrapping to successful growth out of ideas started from having that eureka moment. MSU Innovation Campus is known as the entrepreneurial hub and our impact has radiated throughout the City of Bozeman, the State of Montana and the World.

Entrepreneurial talent is extremely important to the State of Montana. From an economic standpoint it is the strength of our country that connects with many successful Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies today. It supports the best and brightest students and attracts major high-tech companies.

We look forward to having you as a Business Partner in the MSU Innovation Campus and a partner of Montana State University.


$100 million Research Enterprise

Learn more about the MSU research enterprise that is integrated with the MSU Innovation Campus.


Campus Collaboration

With its roots in the land-grant tradition of research in the agricultural and engineering sciences, Montana State University has grown into a comprehensive university with 774 full-time faculty, 15,294 students and over $102 million in externally sponsored research conducted annually. Its research strengths include:


Technology Transfer Success

MSU holds nearly 230 active technology licenses. In addition, 86 patents and 31 plant variety certificates have been issued for MSU discoveries with many more pending. Learn more about Technology Transfer at MSU


Facilities & Equipment

MSU is one of just three institutions out of 4,600 in the nation that maintains “very high research activity” – the highest level in the classification of research activity yet is also predominantly undergraduate in terms of its student population. This combination means that undergraduates at MSU have access to high-level research projects that are reserved for graduates students at many other institutions.

Research Record MSU recently set a research expenditures record $112.3 million-surpassing its old record by nearly $3 million. Top research departments included immunology, chemistry and biochemistry, transportation, physics, and land resources and environmental sciences, and much of the funding came from the National Institutes of Health, Departments of Energy, Defense and Agriculture, and private sources.

As a result MSU also has extensive facilities and equipment available on a contractual basis to Innovation Campus tenants. Facilities and equipment include:


Educated Workforce


Transportation

Yellowstone International Airport at Gallatin Field is the busiest airport in the state with direct flights to Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, New York, Oakland, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Seattle.

Transportation to Bozeman


Business Assistance

MSU has several other assets important to businesses, such as:


Space & Special Services

In addition, your company and your employees will enjoy many of the same services and privileges available to Montana State University faculty and staff. Services include, just to name a few: