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Research Centers

Applied research is more than a buzzword at Florida Poly. From classroom demonstrations to our open laboratories, we believe solutions to today’s problems are just a big idea away.

The future of STEM starts at Florida Poly

Renowned University researchers partner with industry and tech leaders to advance knowledge and technology in growing, in-demand fields. 

Florida Poly has prioritized the development of connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) technology, phosphate-related issues, and industrial applied science and engineering with the continued advancement of the Advanced Mobility Institute (AMI) and Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute (FIPR). The institutes, together with cutting-edge University laboratories and dedicated, independent faculty research, position Florida Poly to nimbly lead the charge toward what’s next for Florida and the world. 

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The Advanced Mobility Institute (AMI) is a university-affiliated technology research center focused on the development and testing of autonomous vehicle (AV) related technology. AMI is not only unique to the state but also one of the largest university centers specialized in the narrow area of testing and verification of AV technology in the country.

Advanced Mobility Institute

Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute

The Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute (FIPR Institute) supports phosphate-related studies to improve the environment, protect public health and increase mining and processing efficiency. Staff biologists, engineers and chemists also conduct in-house research, and the Institute supports some non-phosphate topics such as energy and the mining and processing of other minerals.

FIPR Institute