Innovation Park at Notre Dame provides transitional office and lab space along with business acceleration services. By design, Innovation Park is not intended to be a permanent home for our clients.
In fact, our goal is to help clients "graduate" quickly and move into the marketplace with a leg up. If a client has graduated it means they have achieved the important business milestones they have been working towards from the day they entered the Park.
We are very proud of our graduates and wish them bright futures full of commercial achievements.
F Cubed LLC is commercializing a breakthrough ‘lab-on-a-chip’ technology licensed from the University of Notre Dame allowing for the rapid and direct detection of DNA and other molecules in liquids. It is the first portable instrument to detect bacterium in recreational and drinking water in 30 minutes. F3 looks to successfully market its device while continuing to optimize design for portable, easy-to-use devices that rapidly detect DNA, RNA and protein measurement, and other applications such as food safety and medical diagnostics.
Founded in 2008, this technology was created by the world's leading expert in chemical and biomolecular engineering who serves as the company's chief scientific advisor.
Data Realty is a 2011 graduate of Innovation Park. The company will break ground this fall on a 50,000 sq. ft. data center in Ignition Park in South Bend. Data Realty will house clients main and backup computer systems in a facility that will be staffed 24x7x365 and will feature redundant power, cooling, and connectivity infrastructure. Data Realty's goal is to be positioned to handle cloud based computing, which is expected to be the next big wave of technology adaptation. In a cloud environment organizations connect to servers over the Internet in remote locations and have accessibility in real time on numerous devices. It is Data Realty's belief that the driving factors behind the computing of tomorrow will be the cost of power, the availability of fiber, and the cost and availability of technical talent. South Bend is the company's chosen location because of these competitive advantages. In the future, when computing can go anywhere, Data Realty believes it can make a strong case to locate it in South Bend. Visit www.data-realty.com for more information.
Road to Fondwa LLC, a double-bottom line venture working to significantly increase the distribution, awareness and impact of the documentary "The Road to Fondwa," filmed exclusively in Haiti. The company was founded in 2009 by Notre Dame alumni Justin Brandon, Brian McElroy and Daniel Schnorr. The company is a 2010 graduate of Innovation Park.
NEXUS RV graduated from Innovation Park in 2010. When the bottom dropped out of the economy in 2007, many in Elkhart, Indiana's RV industry were left scrambling for ways to stay employed. But Claude Donati and Dave Middleton took the opportunity that lay before them. They left their jobs and formed a new company, Nexus RV, with the concept of building and selling motor homes from the same facility. Nexus RV's facilities are located in Elkhart, Ind. Visit www.nexusrv.com for more information.
Vennli is a startup company that provides a model for building growth strategy in a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering. Users access a cloud-based process to build growth cases, which provide strategic and tactical plans for growth in specific market spaces defined by a particular customer segment or competitor options. Growth planning is conducted alongside normal operational plans to drive incremental growth. The platform integrates with key cloud-based software standards (e.g., Salesforce.com) for data input, planning, and execution.
US Nano is a nanotechnology company devoted to transitioning novel nano-materials from the lab to the market. US Nano has an extensive portfolio of quantum dots, nanowires, nanobelts, and other nano-structured materials composed of various semiconductors. Nano-materials have applications in photovoltaic, sensor, and pollution remediation areas and US Nano's novel offerings will allow improved performance in nano-materials based devices.