Research & Sponsored Programs

Research Park

USD Research Park:

The USD Research Park will provide an environment where university research can be conducted and commercialized and a resource to help grow companies in South Dakota. The Park will help connect universities with innovation-driven businesses that are in the entrepreneurial stages or expanding. Tenants are expected to establish relationships with university faculty and students or engage in activities related to research in Regental institutions.

University Center Grounds:

Located on the grounds of University Center in Sioux Falls, S.D., the 80-acre USD Research Park shares a campus with the Graduate Education and Applied Research (GEAR) Center, which opened in 2009 and is focused on biomedical engineering research (biomaterials and biomedical devices).


USD is working with the South Dakota Technology Business Center and Forward Sioux Falls to plan and launch the park. These organizations will also play a key role in helping attract and support additional park tenants.