High tech research has found a home at the Roy Blunt Jordan Valley Innovation Center (JVIC). This former MFA milling facility has been transformed into a seven-story state-of-the-art research facility which anchors IDEA Commons. Missouri State students gain hands-on experience, and corporate partners make huge strides in innovative product development. The focus at JVIC is environmentally friendly projects with an applied research emphasis on biomaterials, nanotechnology, carbon-based electronics, biomedical instrument development and energy.
The former Springfield Mortuary Service building shares the lot with JVIC, and the Advanced Materials Processing Lab is housed there. In this facility, scientists embed electronic devices into composite material, based on the research and development conducted in JVIC.