University of North Texas, Discovery Park

UNT Discovery Park is a satellite research facility for UNT, encompassing more than 554,000 square feet of research and teaching space. Equipped with cutting-edge technologies for research, analysis, prototype development and machining along with faculty researchers at the forefront of their technology field. UNT Discovery Park is a leading center for innovation across engineering and physical sciences for Texas.


UNT Discovery Park is located just 5 miles north of UNT’s main campus and includes the Departments of Engineering Technology, Computer Science and Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical and Energy Engineering, Library and Information Science and Learning Technologies. Together, these technology areas provide UNT Discovery Park class-leading expertise and innovation across a wide berth of engineering specialties.

UNT Discovery Park’s 3,000 square feet clean room and nano-manuracturing space provides cutting-edge research and development expertise to UNT’s faculty, students and insustry research partners. The clean room includes a Class 100 lithography area and a Class 10,000 wet and dry processing and characterization area.

The Center for Advanced Research and Technology (CART) is a research center and service facility at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas that supports scientific research activities through its wide array of sophisticated characterization and processing instruments. UNT is among an elite group of public institutions nationwide that offer this complement of facilities.

In addition to UNT-affiliated researchers, CART collaborates with other universities and industries. Researchers use the more than two-dozen machines at CART to analyze materials from the micro to atomic level. Projects span numerous areas of expertise in disciplines such as engineering, materials science, physics, chemistry, and biology and are at the cutting edge of cross-disciplinary analysis, characterization, and synthesis. UNT Discovery Park is an ideal facility for collaborative research between corporations and faculty engineers and scientists. 

Services Provided

Become Supplier or Vendor

  • Obtaining Government Contracts

Business Planning

  • Write a business plan
  • Write a marketing plan

Corporate Responsibility

  • Environmental stewardship
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Corporate social responsibility

Find Funding

  • Technology Grants
  • Accelerator (Startup) Program

International Business

  • Networking
  • Trade Education and Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Student Research Projects
  • Student marketing Projects
  • Internship Program

Management Issues

  • Recruiting Assistance
  • Leadership/Professional Development

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Science/bioscience Seminars
  • Manufacturing Development
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Technology Transfer
  • Hazardous Waste Generation Avoidance Training
  • Quality Improvement (supply chain, Six Sigma)
  • Industrial Technology Research
  • High Tech Development
  • Commercialization
  • Health and Safety Training
  • Wet Lab Incubator
  • Life Sciences Development

Marketing & Sales

  • Competitive Analysis
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research
  • Student Marketing Projects


  • Mentoring Programs

Networking & Associations

  • Small Business/General
  • Industry Specific
  • Home Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Demographically Based

New Product Development

  • Prototype Development
  • Product Design & Development

Operations and Logistics

  • Quality Improvement (supply chain, Six Sigma)
  • Freight & Distribution

Research Sources and Libraries

  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Business Research Resources

Site and Business Location

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Incubator Space
  • Wet Lab Incubator
  • Office Equipment and Furniture
  • Dry Lab Incubator

Startup / Form a Business

  • Startup business counseling

Startup Event / Community Building

  • Hackathon-Type Events
  • Networking-Type Events
  • Pitch-Type Events
  • Neighborhood Fair or Festival Events

Technical Assistance

  • Pollution Prevention
  • Technology Transfer
  • Industrial Technology Research
  • Commercialization


  • Trade Education and Training
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Business Management and Strategy Training
  • Accelerator (Startup) Program
Primary Contact
Michael Rondelli
University of North Texas: Innovation and Commercialization
1155 Union Circle 311334
Denton, TX 76203
(940) 565-2944