Research

Across disciplines and campuses, FAU’s world-class researchers seek answers to some of humanity’s most challenging problems, addressing issues that impact Florida, our nation and beyond.

Research Focus

To enhance interdisciplinary and collaborative research, FAU has established four university-wide research institutes focused on the university’s strengths. These areas are dedicated to improving and addressing diseases of the brain, enhancing human health and quality of life, protecting the environment locally and globally, and using sensors to monitor the world around us.
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Partnerships

Two of the world’s leading research organizations, the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and The Scripps Research Institute, are located on the Jupiter campus and offer high school, undergraduate and graduate students transformational experiences not found anywhere else in the world.

Entrepreneurial Innovation

The power of our discoveries comes when FAU research is translated into new drugs, products, policy and technology that improve our daily lives. Through its entrepreneurial ecosystem, the University drives economic growth in our region. This group of interconnected programs can take a kernel of an idea and grow it into a thriving business, creating jobs, building wealth and driving innovation.
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FAU Tech Runway

FAU Tech Runway serves as a hub to accelerate technology development and incubate student, faculty and community startup ventures.
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FAU Wave

FAU Wave is an undergraduate research and entrepreneurial competition challenging students to develop innovative ideas targeting societal problems.
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SBDC @ FAU

The Small Business Development Center at FAU provides intellectual capital and expertise to meet the needs of existing and emerging small business owners in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
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Research Park

The Research Park at FAU provides a supportive environment where companies engaged in the research and development of new and innovative products can thrive. The university provides many essential resources necessary for the success of its tenants.