Applied Process Engineering Laboratory (APEL)

​​​​The Applied Process Engineering Laboratory (APEL)​​ is the regional launch site for innovative entrepreneurs, start-up businesses and companies developing leading-edge technologies.

APEL provides opportunities for efficient and effective business startup and development, validation and commercialization of new product lines. Entrepreneurs, engineers, scientists and businessmen developing new product lines will all have access to the facility. Benefits include:

APEL Speeds Business Startup and Testing

Equipment can be quickly connected to building services and effluent systems. A variety of spaces are available including development and demonstration space, offices, labs, manufacturing, and high bay. Services include broadband, LAN, water, compressed air, power (up to 480 V), exhaust air, wastewater discharge and vacuum.

APEL Facilitates Commercialization Decisions

APEL is a professional, regulated environment for bringing forth new product processes and services. Testing shortens the development cycle and facilitates go, no-go decisions. It presents an ideal environment for showcasing your products to potential investors, as well as dealing with regulators.

APEL Permits Work For You

APELs permitted effluent systems and flammable storage permits are already in place, which means tenants work directly with APEL, not the regulators in conducting development work.

APEL Provides Protection

Start-up businesses depend upon intellectual property and proprietary materials to succeed. To protect your assets, APEL provides key card access, and individually customized security measures. Trained security personnel patrol the facility during off hours.


Richard Shaff

Business Support Manager