Economy & Industry

MagLab researchers and staff develop partnerships and collaborations with private sector industries, federal agencies, institutions and international organizations. These partnerships advance magnet-related technologies and help bring new technologies closer to the marketplace.

Thanks to your tax dollars ...

... The National MagLab generates more than $180 million nationwide in economic output a year.

Illustration of Economic Impact by Caroline McNiel


High magnetic field research is having big impacts outside of the lab.


Return on Investment

For every $1 invested by the state of Florida into the MagLab, the lab generates $6.57 in economic activity.

Return on investment

Instrumental Partnerships

The MagLab's collaboration with Danfoss Turbocor has had a far-reaching impact on the company, the lab and the surrounding community.

Ricardo Schneider

Find out more about the MagLab's economic impact in the state of Florida. For details on the partnerships listed below, please see the Industrial Partners and Collaborations section of our 2014 Annual Report.

Private Businesses Spun off from the MagLab


  • Bruker
  • SupraMagnetics, Inc
  • SuperPower Inc
  • Oxford Superconducting Technology (OST)
  • Advanced Conductor Technologies
  • Oxford Instruments
  • Danfoss Turbocor Inc
  • Callaghan Innovations
  • Mavion Medical Systems
  • Hyper Tech Research Inc
  • Thomas Keating LtD
  • Pfizer
  • Sierra Analytics
  • Agilent Technologies
  • Revolution NMR, LLC
  • 89 North
  • Allele Biotech
  • Andor-Tech
  • B&B Microscopes
  • Bioptechs
  • Chroma
  • The Cooke Corp
  • CoolLed Ltd
  • Covance Research Products
  • Diagnostic Instruments
  • Evrogen
  • EXFO
  • Hamamatsu Photonics
  • Linkam
  • Lumencor Inc
  • MBL International
  • Media Cybernetics
  • Molecular Probes/Invitrogen
  • Nikon
  • Olympus
  • Omega Optical
  • Photometrics (Roper Scientific Inc.)
  • Prior Scientific Inc
  • Qimaging
  • Semrock
  • Sutter Instrument
  • Zeiss Micro Imaging

National or International Labs

  • Brookhaven National Lab
  • CERN
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • EUCARD2 (European Collaboration for Accelerator R&D)
  • Fermilab
  • Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin
  • International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER International Organization)
  • Jefferson Lab
  • Key Laboratory of Electromagnetic Processing of Materials
  • Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory Scripps Research Institute
  • Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute


  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard University
  • Michigan State University
  • Northeastern University
  • Osaka City University
  • Radboud University
  • Southeast Center for Integrated Metabolomics, University of Florida
  • St. Andrews University
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Modena
  • University of Texas

Community Groups/Educational Groups

  • Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE)
  • CPALMS – Collaborate, Plan, Align, Learn, Motivate, and Share
  • Florida Afterschool Network
  • Future Physicists of Florida
  • Leon County Schools
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History
  • Panhandle Area Educational Consortium (PAEC)
  • South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD)
  • Tallahassee Senior Center
Last modified on 4 June 2015