Grindberg elected to board of directors for research park organization
Tony Grindberg, executive director of the NDSU Research and Technology Park, has been elected to a prestigious position on the board of directors for the Association of University Research Parks, which is a professional association of university related research and science parks. The mission of the association is to promote the development and operations of research parks that foster innovation, commercialization and economic competitiveness in a global economy through collaboration among universities, industries and government.
The 16-member board includes research park directors from national leading universities including the University of Wisconsin, University of Maryland, The Ohio State University, Purdue University, Virginia Tech and South Dakota State University.
Grindberg has been executive director at the NDSU Research and Technology Park since 2002. During his tenure, the park has grown to include seven buildings. The park is home to cornerstone tenant Phoenix International, a John Deere Company, along with Candlewood Suites; NDSU’s Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering; NDSU's Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials; the NDSU Office of Research, Creative Activities, and Technology Transfer; and the Technology Incubator.
In 2007, the Technology Incubator opened to provide value-added services to start-up companies that hold the promise of impacting private sector business today and in the future. Bobcat is the anchor tenant in the facility and seven other companies in various stages of development reside in the incubator. In October, Appareo Systems and Pedigree Technologies exited the incubator to move into a new multi-tenant facility located southeast of the Technology Incubator.
The Research Park is celebrating 10 years of partnership, innovation and growth that benefits the community, region and state. For additional information on the park, go to www.ndsuresearchpark.com.