About the Research Park

Gateway to Innovation and Economic Growth

Florida Tech Research Park (FTRP) and MLB Aerial View


GE Transportation MIMA Brevard Healthcare Rockwell Collins DRS Technologies L3 Communications Harris Corporation FIT Aviation Embraer Northrop Grumman Melbourne International Airport

This layout depicts the initial 100 acres of proposed FTRP development,
with some of the existing tenants at Melbourne International Airport.
Courtesy of BPRH ArchitectsIEngineers.

The Florida Tech Research Park at Melbourne International Airport (FTRP) is a concrete response to the needs of industry. FTRP is where the elements for innovation, development and economic growth partner with business and community in collaboration with an independent, research technological university, the Florida Institute of Technology.

Your High-Tech Future Starts here!

Florida Tech Research Park Mission

The Florida Tech Research Park, located within the Melbourne International Airport (MLB), on Brevard Counties Space Coast, represents the largest research, science and technology park located at FAA approved airport. Containing 2400 acres of industrial and commercial property including the Florida Tech Research Park (FTRP), it is a self-sustaining innovation center focused on facilitating the creation, integration and application of innovative solutions for the region's constituents. This unique  park represents an innovation conduit with an inflow of ideas, talent and capitol from it's partner networks and through the parks facilitation hubs. It gives rise to an outflow of products, processes, services and ventures that create diversity, sustained markets and economic growth for the region.

Florida Tech Research Park Goals

  • To assist in the ongoing diversification of the economic base of Florida’s Space Coast and of the state of Florida as a whole, by encouraging the growth of research-based industry
  • To provide opportunities for research interaction between Florida Institute of Technology and industry
  • To enhance the reputation and visibility of the Florida Institute of Technology, the Melbourne/Palm Bay Florida metropolitan area, Florida’s Space Coast, and the state of Florida
  • To provide additional research and employment opportunities for Florida Institute of Technology, its faculty and students, and for the community
  • To enhance the use of Melbourne International Airport

Representing a public and private sector research park containing business, government, and academic partners, it is designed to be responsive to social and economic development needs supporting the Florida Space Coast region.

For more information contact us at ftrp@fit.edu or 321-674-8742