The National Aviation Research and Technology Park is dedicated to facilitating research and development, innovation, and commercialization of emerging aviation technologies. The park is located on a 58-acre parcel adjoining the Federal Aviation Administration William J. Hughes Technical Center, a facility dedicated to research, development, and sustainment of the National Airspace System, and the Atlantic City International Airport, a designated Smart Airport Research Test Bed Facility.
Upon full build out, the park will consist of seven buildings with 400,000 square feet of Class A research and development space.in a campus-like setting to promote collaboration among research, academia and government. Current research partners include Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, the National Institute of Aerospace, Rowan University and Stockton University.
Among the tenants in the first building are General Dynamics Information Technology, Thunderbolt Software, LLC, the FAA LIFT Lab, the NARTP office, and the Atlantic County Institute of Technology Aviation Program. The building also contains space for small business incubators for aviation related start ups. The Atlantic County Improvement Authority financed, constructed and operates this building.
The NARTP is an integral component in an Aviation Innovation Hub that will greatly contribute to a statewide innovation economy.
About: The National Aviation Research and Technology Park (NARTP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit auxiliary organization of Stockton University dedicated to facilitating research and development, innovation, and commercialization of emerging aviation and aerospace technologies.
Mission: To enhance the evolution of aviation and aerospace sciences by creating an ecosystem of industrial, academic, and governmental partnerships that foster innovation and collaboration and promote sustained economic growth and job creation throughout New Jersey.
Vision: To emerge as a full-service aviation and aerospace innovation hub capable of supporting the international aviation and aerospace communities from applied research and development through operational support services.
Location: The park is located on a 58-acre parcel adjoining the Federal Aviation Administration William J. Hughes Technical Center, a facility dedicated to research, development, and sustainment of the National Airspace System, and the Atlantic City International Airport, a designated Smart Airport Research Test Bed Facility.
The NARTP is currently managed by the NJ Innovation Institute (NJII), a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation of the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), a market-facing non-profit that has been designed as a collaborative platform to apply the intellectual and technological resources of New Jersey’s world-class universities to challenges identified by the region’s innovation stakeholders.
NJII’s office of Economic, Cluster, and Client Development (ECCD) provides management oversight and consulting services to the NARTP with the objective of driving economic cluster development, entrepreneurship, and enterprise expansion in Atlantic County. NJII is advancing the growth and development of the NARTP by applying a consortium based operating model powered by the open innovation environment necessary to address the era of distributed research and development.