UF Innovate supports an innovation ecosystem at UF that moves research discoveries from the laboratory to the market, fostering a resilient economy and making the world a better place. Based at one of the nation’s leading research institutions, UF Innovate comprises four organizations: Tech Licensing, Ventures, and two business incubators, the Hub and Sid Martin Biotech.
Tech Licensing has earned its reputation as a leader in commercializing discoveries that cure diseases, create efficiencies, improve quality of life and create jobs.
The Hub and Sid Martin Biotech both nurture startups with the resources and expertise they need to thrive, thereby creating jobs and economic prosperity. The Hub, formerly known as the Innovation Hub, recently completed a second phase that doubled its size, providing even more space for technology startups.
Ventures will source new venture investments, prepare in-depth financial and data analyses for potential investments, work closely with angel groups and other investment funds, and develop entrepreneurs.
Organized under UF’s Office of Research umbrella, this quartet forms a comprehensive commercialization system that brings together five critical elements: facilities, capital management, talent, intellectual property, and technology-transfer expertise.