• 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.

  • Newell Brands building and sign

    Newell Brands

    Planned expansion anticipated to net 60 new jobs.

  • Weidenhammer 40 years logo

    Happy anniversary to one of the region's first technology companies.

  • 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.

  • 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.


BTR Park Newsletter

Catch up on the latest news from the more than 50 private-sector park businesses in the BTR Park Spring 2018 Newsletter, including these stories:

  • Weidenhammer marks 40th anniversary.
  • Expansion planned at Newell Brands.
  • Kalexsyn acquired by leading European manufacturer. 
  • IONOX cells land at International Space Station.

Newsletter archive

Startup lunch and learn series

Warner Norcross + Judd LLP is partnering with the WMed Innovation Center for a lunch-and-learn series designed to help technology startups be more successful in business. The series will feature six events throughout 2018 that focus on topics critical for business startups. Remaining sessions take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Innovation Center's multi-purpose room. The remaining series dates: 
  • Thursday, Sept. 20: Equity Compensation for Startups
  • Thursday, Nov. 8: Tax from Startups to Full-Fledged Companies
 The series is free to attend; advance registration required. Register.

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.