Magnetic Capital of the World
Magnetic Capital of the World

As home to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, the High Performance Materials Institute, Danfoss Turbocor, Florida Center for Advanced Aero-Propulsion, the Center for Advanced Power Systems, and world-class research universities, there is unparalleled opportunity here. Our community has effectively created a critical mass of magnetics research and technology. We are dedicated to leveraging our exceptional resources in magnetics technology and applied sciences to identify business opportunities in Tallahassee-Leon County.

The concentration of cutting-edge firms, the pulse of the Capital, and the energy radiating from the institutions of higher education draw businesses — and people — to our community. Tallahassee has long pulled critical workers from the surrounding area. Florida’s Capital may seem small, but the opportunity here is huge. The colocation of leading HBCU Florida A&M University (FAMU) and the preeminent Florida State University (FSU) — as well as Tallahassee Community College, Lively Technical Center, and the state government — has organically grown a critical mass of innovative companies seeking the best and brightest our state has to offer. FAMU and FSU are motivated, engaged, and excited to collaborate with industry partners.

Magnetic Capital of the World

The National Magnetic Field Laboratory

The only facility of its kind in the United States, the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory is the largest and highest-powered magnet laboratory in the world. Every year, more than two thousand scientists from dozens of countries come to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (MagLab) to use the unique magnets with the support of highly experienced staff scientists and technicians. Thanks to funding from the National Science Foundation and the State of Florida, these researchers use the facilities for free, probing fundamental questions about materials, energy, and life.

Danfoss Turbocor

Danfoss Turbocor compressors use advanced technology to deliver high efficiency and low sound levels in a compact footprint. Danfoss is the leading manufacturer of oil-free compressors and is the pioneer of the Danfoss Turbocor compressor – the world’s first oil-free magnetic bearing compressor for the HVAC industry. Industry-leading performance is achieved by using oil-free magnetic bearings that provide world-class efficiency and zero performance degradation over the life of the compressor.

The Advanced Manufacturing Training Center

The Kim B. Williams Advanced Manufacturing Training Center (AMTC) at the Tallahassee Community College provides area industry with a one-stop center focusing on customized training and development needs. The training center teams up with local business partners to provide resources that will help you compete in the global market. The programs provide comprehensive knowledge, as well as the technology and tools, to stay on top in today’s “lean manufacturing” world. The AMTC also work to meet demands by offering customized and flexible training options.

Lively Technical Center

Lively Technical Center was established in order to provide individuals with the tools to obtain gainful employment in essential, local jobs. The partnership with local businesses allows for the students to gain on-the-job skills, positive work attitudes and employability skills that lead to a successful career.

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering

The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering is a leading academic institution with excellent records of achievement in research and public service. It offers Bachelor of Science (B.S.) programs in chemical, civil, computer, electrical, industrial and mechanical engineering as well as M.S. and Ph.D. programs. The College has attracted an outstanding faculty from all over the world. Thousands of young, intelligent and self-motivated men and women have attended the College in the last two decades, receiving over 5,000 degrees. These graduates are a diverse group of engineers, from many races, ethnicities, and nationalities.

High Performance Materials Institute

The High Performance Materials Institute Materials Institute (HPMI) is a multidisciplinary research institute at Florida State University. Leading-edge, revolutionary technology comes as a result of creativity, vision, talent, dedication, and teamwork. Currently, HPMI is involved in the following primary technology areas:

  • High-Performance Composite and Nanomaterials
  • Structural Health Monitoring
  • Multifunctional Nanomaterials
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Process Modeling
The Center for Advanced Power Systems

The Center for Advanced Power Systems (CAPS) is dedicated to creating the focus and resources needed to develop and implement an overall system driven strategy focused on the high-level system issues of power distribution, system control, performance and component needs of tightly coupled power systems typical of advanced transportation power systems. By concentrating on broad industry objectives, CAPS provides the mechanism for government and industry to capitalize on a joint infrastructure to produce advanced power systems and components. The center’s interdisciplinary team covers a broad range of areas related to aeronautics, aerospace, propulsion, and space sciences. CAP focuses on:

  • Reliability and Flexibility: Ability to survive faults and/or damage, ability to adapt to changing conditions, reduction in number of special components, and simplification.
  • Performance: Efficiency, responsiveness, and power quality.
  • Power and Energy Density: Size, weight, and performance.
  • Life Cycle Economics: Including related systems, existing business and infrastructure, and overall life cycle costs.
The Florida Center for Advanced Aero-Propulsion

The Florida Center for Advanced Aero-Propulsion was formed to meet the needs of a rapidly evolving and highly competitive aerospace industry. The Center’s objectives are to help train and sustain the much needed, highly skilled workforce; to design and develop new technologies and products required to help sustain the aerospace industry, and to transition the technology to applications in a timely and efficient manner.

The Applied Superconductivity Center

The Applied Superconductivity Center (ASC) advances the science and technology of superconducting magnets, working from atomic-scale fundamentals, through complex conductors to the construction of the highest field superconducting magnets yet made. ASC has comprehensive laboratories for superconductor fabrication, superconducting property and microstructural evaluations, and magnet construction and testing. The ASC investigates low temperature and high-temperature materials through research grants and collaborations with other universities, national laboratories, and industry. The ASC continually educates postgraduate, graduate, and undergraduate students by our research and public service.

Innovation Park of Tallahassee

Innovation Park of Tallahassee is the place where research pushes the envelope into life-changing discoveries. With two major universities, matchless resources, dynamic community collaboration, programs and support, startups, and other pioneering businesses are equipped to innovate. Innovation Park has grown to include 17 buildings and more than 32 organizations. The Park has no plans to slow down, with room for expansion and development, including the planned construction of an incubator/business accelerator, newly renovated office and wet lab space, and other mixed-use projects. Looking ahead, Innovation Park’s future is bright for our current and future residents to continue to push the envelope of life-changing discoveries. With the matchless resources and opportunities to grow, our residents are equipped to innovate.