• Aerial view of WMU's BTR Park

    The BTR Park

    The focus of WMU's BTR Park is on the development of mutually beneficial relationships that involve resident businesses, the University and the Kalamazoo community.

  • Kalexsyn Corp. building in Kalamazoo

    Fluid Process Equipment

    Kalexsyn provides chemistry services to the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

  • WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine Innovation Center

    WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine Innovation Center

    A proven business incubator and accelerator nurturing the formation, survival, and growth of innovative, entrepreneurial, life-science businesses.

  • Soil and Materials Engineers

    Soil and Materials Engineers

    SME supports clients at every stage of the building cycle, from site acquisition and design through construction and maintenance.

  • TEKNA Solutions

    TEKNA Solutions

    Tekna is a full-service product design consulting office offering extensive product development experience in a variety of demanding business specialties.


Newell Brands Design Center, Kalamazoo

Newell Brands Design Center, Kalamazoo.

Newell Brands to expand product design Center

Newell Brands, a diversified maker of several household brand names is expanding its product design center in the Business Technology and Research Park. Read more.

BTR Park Newsletter 

Catch up on the latest news from the more than 50 private-sector park businesses in the BTR Park Summer 2017 Newsletter, including these stories:

  • Vestaron named Small Business of the Year
  • EPS earns police dispatch award
  • WMed Innovation Center announces new Ideation Station
  • Weidenhammer named to Solution Provider list 

Welcome to the BTR Park

The Business Technology and Research Park is a high-tech business development that shares WMU’s Parkview Campus with the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The park’s location means partner firms in the life sciences, advanced engineering and information technology will have regular opportunities to interact with the faculty, research staff and students of one of the nation’s top public universities.


  • Adjacent to Western Michigan University’s $70 million College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
  • Two-hour drive from Chicago and Detroit near the junction of I-94 and U.S. 131.
  • Ten minutes from major airline service at the Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport.
  • Chicago and Detroit are 140 miles from Kalamazoo, Cleveland, Indianapolis and Milwaukee are all within a 250-mile radius.