Centennial Research Park
Kent State University's Centennial Research Park provides space and support for specialized companies to thrive and grow near the university and its other partners. The 41,000-square-foot research park houses two high-tech start-up companies that have their roots in liquid crystal research activities launched at Kent State.
The facility also provides Kent State graduate and undergraduate students opportunities for research, internships and employment; faculty researchers from the Liquid Crystal Institute and other disciplines are available for collaborative projects. The anchor tenant is the FLEXMatters Accelerator, a broad, public-private high-technology collaboration, designed to produce a new generation of advanced materials and promote regional economic development . The university has entrepreneurial assets available to aid business growth through its centers that specialize in technology transfer, small business development, business innovation and minority-owned businesses.