Texas Tech to Announce First Tenant for Research and Technology Park

A major agricultural research firm will relocate to the new facility.

WHAT: News conference announcing the first tenant for the new Texas Tech University Research and Technology Park.

WHEN: 10:15 a.m. Wednesday (Feb. 11)

WHERE: McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center, 17th Street and University Avenue

EVENT: Texas Tech will announce the first company that has agreed to move to the new Texas Tech Research and Technology Park currently under construction at the corner of Fourth Street and Quaker Avenue. Texas Tech President M. Duane Nellis, Vice President for Research Robert V. Duncan, Michael Galyean, dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, as well as officials from the new tenant, will attend the announcement.

The Research and Technology Park is a $29 million, 40,000-square-foot facility that will promote entrepreneurialism, innovation and partnerships between the academic and business communities to further research efforts in a myriad of areas. The facility will have both traditional laboratories and computer visualization facilities.

Individuals, groups or businesses can lease space in the facility to conduct restexasearch, making it separate from the rest of the Texas Tech campus and specifically designed so outside factors, such as as air quality or traffic on nearby streets, will not affect experiments or research inside.

The building is expected to be finished sometime this summer.

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CONTACT:Chris Cook, managing director, Communications and Marketing, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-2136, or chris.cook@ttu.edu.