Innovation Park Opens at Notre Dame and Provides a Boost to Research Endeavors

Author: Mary Hendriksen


Innovation Park opened this fall at Notre Dame—providing a huge boost to the research endeavors of the University’s graduate students and faculty.

Innovation Park connects clients with several key ingredients essential for successful commercialization: resources and talent; a world-class network of market experts; and access to early-stage capital providers.

The park will be home to a variety of start-up businesses, including ventures with expected commercial applications from core University research areas, and ventures that will leverage other University strengths, including student, faculty and physical asset resources.

Notre Dame, the state of Indiana, the city of South Bend and the U.S. Department of Energy have all committed resources to develop Innovation Park.

The $13 million facility is located on 12 acres of land directly south of the Notre Dame campus and features 55,000 square feet on three floors. The building offers build-to-suit offices, custom wet and dry laboratories and virtually unlimited network band width via the region’s dark fiber network.

Innovation Park’s exterior façade was chosen to represent the color and style of industrial buildings in South Bend around the turn of the century.

Innovation Park was officially approved as the state’s 19th Certified Technology Park last year. The Certified Technology Parks program was created as a tool to support the attraction and growth of high-technology businesses in Indiana and to promote technology transfer opportunities. Designation as a Certified Technology Park allows for the recapture of certain state and local tax revenue which can be invested in the development of the park.

Contact: Ann Hastings, Innovation Park marketing manager, 574-631-8825,

Originally posted on Notre Dame’s News and Information website.