Boeing, ERAU Partner To Support Tech Startups
Boeing’s HorizonX division, which supports new business ventures, is now a partner at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Research Park, ERAU has announced. HorizonX will join the John Mica Engineering and Aerospace Innovation Complex, located next to the Daytona Beach campus, which aims to help new businesses bring new enterprises to market. “We are proud to partner with Embry-Riddle to support research-park entrepreneurs and foster their technological innovations that will help transform how we approach the future of transportation, aviation and aerospace,” said Steve Nordlund, a vice president at HorizonX. “This specialized focus and its new innovation complex is the perfect combination to help startups strengthen and scale their ideas as part of the aerospace ecosystem.”
This kind of academic-industry partnership was part of the vision for the research park, said P. Barry Butler, president of ERAU. “Boeing HorizonX will enable Embry-Riddle to support exciting opportunities for next-generation innovators launching startups and enrich the technology and business environment we provide for our faculty and students,” Butler said. HorizonX joins three existing industry partners at the MicaPlex – Wellspring, a software company; International Speedway Corporation, which promotes motorsports entertainment; and healthcare industry provider DuvaSawko EM Billing & Management Solutions.