The University of Idaho Research Park is a center for research and technology-based companies wanting to create or continue working relationships with the U of I as well as other regional colleges and universities.
The park also serves as a satellite option for all U of I colleges and institutes, affecting interaction among academia, research and economic development with the park’s resident businesses.
The Research Park classrooms are available for specialty courses designed and conducted by regional companies. North Idaho College and U of I Research Park have a reciprocal use agreement with their classrooms. TechHelp, the statewide engineering assistance program, offers classes on topical issues.
The Research Park is one of the university’s representatives for North Idaho economic and community development. University staff participate in promoting the park to companies from outside Idaho and eastern Washington, and they work just as hard to retain those companies already residing here. They play active roles in community development and improving educational, social and economic issues.
At the Research Park and across North Idaho, U of I offers educational opportunities for not only degree-seeking students, but those of all ages with varied needs for education and training.
The importance of research is shown by the park’s name: The U of I Research Park. The park will continue to expand offices, laboratories and classrooms for use by researchers and community service professionals. The usual tenant is one who has research and development needs with which the U of I can lend assistance. The ideal use of the park’s laboratories and offices is one of collaborative research between the university and company scientists.