Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has introduced plans to launch the John Mica Engineering and Aerospace innovation complex, which will serve as a research center and business incubator, the company said.
The 50,000 square-foot Mica complex will be equipped with a series of high-tech labs that will allow researchers to study everything from thermal energy to robotics.
The complex´s primary purpose is research, said Karen Holbrook, ERAU interim president. Areas of focus include aviation, space, engineering, unmanned systems and the environment.
Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University is a non-profit independent institution specializing in aviation and aerospace with more than 125 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The university is a major research center in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities and government agencies.