HCAR is the East Coast's Premier Research Park, located adjacent to Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and College of Medicine.


Innovate. Grow. Succeed.

Innovative real estate solutions and integrated strategic business development services that escalate the growth of resident organizations.



Providing state-of-the art facilities and access to needed business and research resources to assist in the advancement of high technology –based research and commercialization.


HCAR supports science-based and high technology researchers, companies and organizations through their emergence, growth or mature stages within the global marketplace. It also facilitates the creation of new businesses through the transfer of technology and business skills among university, industry, government and non-profit institutions. HCAR’s collaborative pursuits position it as an integral part of a community dedicated to the purpose of bringing vital new life sciences and technology-based businesses to the South Central Pennsylvania region.

The research facilities at HCAR are among the most complete and advanced in the area, containing fully-prepared wet and dry lab space. Like any leading university research park, our tenants are given the tools and resources they need to succeed in their research efforts. Tenants at our research and technology park are working on some of the most cutting-edge scientific advancements in their respective fields, making HCAR an emerging hub of the research community.


When 1214 Research Boulevard of HCAR opened its doors in May 2007, it also opened up the opportunity for the Central Pennsylvania region to foster business and innovation in the Life Science, Clean Tech, Nanotechnology, Information Technology, and Food Science sectors.

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Our partners are critical to the health of our ecosystem for business escalation.


Cost-Effective Facilities

Class A wet/dry labs, office, clean room, facilities and the expertise in design and finance to assist companies throughout the process

Why Hershey

Hershey has a rich history of entrepreneurship and commercialization success, as well as a robust research and development community

Service Providers

Diverse expertise that help move your business forward and enhance your experience in the Knowledge Community for your employees

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