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About Innovation Village
Innovation Village at Cal Poly Pomona is a premier corporate research and technology park in the Southern California region. It is a unique environment that provides opportunity for collaboration with university researchers, students, and administration in an environment that promotes excellence.
Innovation Village was first conceived by then university president Bob Suzuki in 1995. The objective was to find agricultural land ideally suited for commercial applications in the Los Angeles marketplace and convert it to higher uses. The primary focus was on attracting research and development organizations interested in partnering with the university to complement and enhance university programs. American Red Cross and Southern California Edison chose Innovation Village for the access to faculty and students as well as the numerous amenities that are unequalled in the current commercial real estate marketplace. Please look under the Tenants tab for more information.
Innovation Village was approved by the Board of Trustees for the California State University in November 1999, and again approved by the Board of Trustees as a revision to the Campus Master Plan in June 2000. The Center for Training & Technology Incubation (CTTi) was funded in 1998 by EDA, NASA, and Cal Poly Pomona Foundation, Inc., initiating the construction and opening of Phase I for Innovation Village Research Park in 2001. CTTi has served as the home for numerous start-up companies. A second round of funding by EDA in 2007 has resulted in the construction of additional wet labs now utilized by tenants in industries such as the oil field recovery and food safety industries.
Phase II commenced in 2003 when American Red Cross Biomedical Services chose to locate its prototype for blood testing and distribution in the project, and partnered with the university's biotechnology programs with construction of its 201,000 sq. ft. regional headquarters. The state-of-the-art home to 750 employees opened in early 2005. Cal Poly Pomona Foundation invested in the infrastructure required for Phase II.
Phase III commenced in September 2004 with an RFP for a developer to build a three-story multi-tenant office/research and development facility. A 123,000 sq. ft. structure was completed in 2007 by Trammell Crow Company of Irvine California with design capability to house wet labs. Southern California Edison purchased the building and it became the home to approximately 800 employees representing the transmission and distribution business unit.
Due to their success in working well with the university, Trammell Crow Company was approved to build the Phase IV twin building to Phase III. Southern California Edison purchased the Phase IV building as well and now occupies both Phases III and IV with capacity for 1,000 employees.
The remaining land consisting of approximately 18 acres has been master planned for an additional 400,000 sq. ft. of office and research & development space.
- Park Land Size: 65 acres
- Gross Building Area Entitled: 1 million sq. ft.
- Developed Buildings: 7
- Associated space: 624,000 sq. ft.
- Associated acreage: 38 acres
- No. of Companies: 13
- No. of employees: 1,900
- Future Expansion: 150 acres
(subject to approvals)
Industries Represented or Sought
Organizations active in areas complimentary to Cal Poly Pomona academic programs in sciences, agriculture, engineering, and research activities in aerospace, agricultural, avionics, biomedical and biotechnology, circuitry, communications, electronics, energy technologies, food safety, medical device, nutrition, oil and gas exploration, optics, plant science, sensors, space, and others are amongst those we would like to attract.
Allowed uses for limited prototype manufacturing, medical devices, pharmaceutical, research and development, corporate headquarters, and other uses that either support the above categories or otherwise meet the needs and mission of the university with following general design guides:
- Minimum Lot Size: 4 acre
- Floor Area Ratio: 40%
- Maximum Bldg. Coverage: 35%
- Parking: 5 space/1,000 building sq. ft.
The eastern San Gabriel Valley climate is pleasantly temperate with daytime temperatures generally ranging between winter lows in the 60’s and summer highs in the low 90’s. Winter snow can be seen in the nearby foothills with rainfall averaging 8 inches.
The mission for Innovation Village Research Park is to establish a world-class research and development environment for public-private partnerships and the leaders of tomorrow's industries to meet, exchange new ideas, challenge frontiers, and work together with the campus community in creating new foundations for the future.
The Park is a physically appealing and comfortable outdoor setting with rich landscaped areas that invite walks and casual meetings, and whose architecture reflects both enduring institutional qualities and cutting-edge features for the interest of future generations.
Please visit the following websites for the latest employment opportunities with our Innovation Village Tenants.
When you support the services that are owned and operated by the Cal Poly Pomona Foundation, you help students obtain on-campus jobs, and help fund scholarships, campus programs and educational grants. Foundation enterprises include Dining Services, the Bronco Bookstore, the University Village and Kellogg West Conference Center & Hotel.
As the largest employer of students on campus, the Foundation offers valuable work experience and hands-on training to approximately 1,500 Cal Poly Pomona students each year. The Foundation offers positions in various fields; whether it is in the area of technology, science, retail, culinary arts, hospitality1500 management, leadership or research grants, these student employees participate in Cal Poly Pomona's learn-by-doing philosophy and acquire practical skills in their designated field of study.
The Foundation also contributes operating support to nearly 1,100 Foundation and scholarship programs every year, including Bronco Athletics and the Norman J. Priest Scholarship. In addition, the Foundation administers grants and contracts, contributes to campus security, and supports several university publications. The Foundation contributes over $1 million annually to Cal Poly Pomona.
Because of your support, the Foundation is able to provide these beneficial services every year. Thank you for making your purchases on campus and contributing to the success of Cal Poly Pomona students and the university community.