• 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.


Bassinet made by TeknaBTR Park Newsletter

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

  • Tekna picks up multiple 2017 design awards.
  • Fleis & VandenBrink recognized as a "Hot Firm" as company approaches 25th anniversary.
  • WMed Innovation Center announces new workspace--The Workbench--and three new clients.
  • BTR Phase 2.0 in final design stage.
  • Kalexsyn chili chef takes first place for the second time in park's Chili Cookoff.

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Medical device workshop for entrepeneurs

The WMed Innovation Center is hosting a two-day, intensive medical device development workshop on February 5 and 6, which will be followed by a one-hour seminar regarding patent searching, trademark filing, and more. The workshop and seminar are open to entrepreneurs in the field. Registration required: Workshop and seminar.

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.