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Business & Industry Solutions

What We Do

The Business & Industry Solutions area at Florida State University works with private industry by benefiting from the assets and subject matter experts throughout campus. "Your front door to doing private sector research business with Florida State University Office of Research." The Business & Industry Liaison helps researchers and the private sector come together for solutions and innovations. Doing business with a large university can be difficult, but the liaison takes the difficulty out of the equation. In fact, he is involved throughout every step of the relationship. Let us show you the best opportunities to engage with our experts!

Our Goal

"Create long lasting mutually benefitting relationships with the private sector to become a major resource to solve problems and create innovations using university assets and research."


Private Industry:

  • Single point of contact that matches university resources to solve problems
  • Arrange access to state-of-the-art research facilities such as the Center for Advanced Power Systems (CAPS), Florida Center for Advanced Aero-Propulsion (FCAAP), High-Performance Materials Institute (HPMI) and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) and more
  • Investment and licensing opportunities
  • Conduit for getting highly qualified students as interns and future employment.


  • Working with the private sector to commercialize technologies
  • Potential funding source for research
  • Introductions to key private sector contacts
  • Assist with ideas and how to get started working with Industry
  • Working in tandem with licensing managers to get technologies licensed out into the marketplace


Experts are ready to assist when applying for the Small Business Innovation (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) federal programs. We have put together tools to help you navigate the process along with outside resources. Contact the business and industry liaison for more information.

Contact Us

Mike Campbell

Michael “Mike” Campbell
Chief Business and Industry Liaison

Dittmer Building, Suite 312
O (850) 644-1749 C (850) 545-7354  |

Mr. Campbell serves as the business and industry liaison working with companies that can use Florida State University’s Office of Research resources and assets to provide solutions for their projects. These assets include the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida Center for Advanced Aero-Propulsion (FCAAP), High Performance Materials Institute (HPMI) and the Coastal & Marine Laboratory to name a few. He can also provide companies technical assistance when applying for the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Research (SBIR/STTR) program.

Prior to joining FSU Office of Research, Mr. Campbell served as the Director of North Florida Operations for The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship for over 9 years where he assisted CEO’s and business owners to grow their companies. Mr. Campbell also has more than 18 years’ experience in the financial industry and is the former owner of two successful businesses. He is passionate for assisting companies in being successful which plays well in his role as Chief Business & Industry Liaison.

Michelle Stringer

Michelle Stringer
Program Coordinator

O: 850-645-0396  |