Clarion University's Center for Applied Research and Intellectual Property Development (CARIPD) serves to support and incubate start-up biotechnology and nanotechnology based corporations. Under the Office of the Provost, CARIPD acts as a liaison to assist industry partners, and can support joint, sponsored, or contract research, internships, intellectual property development and grant writing. CARIPD is designed to complement the work of Clarion University's Small Business Development Center (SBDC), which aids small business development in the area. Together, CARIPD and the SBDC provide everything needed to support the growh of technology-related businesses.
CARIPD, located at The Gregory Barnes Center for Biotechnology Business Development at Clarion University, is dedicated to the conducting applied research and academic-industry collaborations for the development of novel technologies.
Incubator facilities include our Innovation Laboratories: 2500SF of shared facilities designed for academic and industrial integration. These facilities offer two proprietary laboratory spaces in conjunction with communal laboratories and equipment for industrial clients. Other facility features also include electron microscopy, deconvolution fluorescent microscopy, and a class 10 clean room suited for semiconductor or aseptic processes.