Follow these five steps to join UF Innovate | The Hub
Thank you for your interest in UF Innovate | The Hub! Our application process is straightforward but thorough, as we want to ensure that every company joining the Hub can fully benefit from our services.
Review the Client Benefits.
Included in your residence space:
Ultra high-speed internet access
Category 6 cabling to each office
Multiple conference rooms of various sizes
Laboratories, light manufacturing space, bulk & individual office space
Flexible space licenses
High-capacity HVAC (single-pass air in labs)
3 autoclave rooms
Distilled water, ice machine, flammable storage, chemical fume hoods
Partnership with the Sid Martin Biotechnology Institute with over $2mm of shared scientific equipment
Janitorial services (limited)
Staffed visitor reception desk
Private locking mailbox & package acceptance
24-hour security and electronic access
UF rates for supercomputer usage, ICBR facility, animal care
On-site technical assistance and advising
Gas, water, electric, sewer (utilities)
Local phone service (optional)
Break rooms and kitchens
Some offices to be furnished (slight additional cost)
Bicycle racks & showers
Central - downtown location
Gator1 with GatorPerks benefits
Discounted services from various vendors
Educational & networking event
Coffee bar (free coffee!)
Other optional services available at additional cost:
Shared fax available
Shared copier available
Clerical services available
IT assistance available
Human Resources assistance
Marketing and market research assistance
Financial & accounting assistance
Business plan composition assistance
Availability of interns (summer semester)
Review the Resident Client Requirements.
The following criteria reflect the “minimum” requirements for consideration for admission into UF Innovate | The Hub. Meeting these criteria is no guarantee of admission; after a full application and business concept statement are received, the Advisory Board will meet to discuss further action. Generally, you will receive an answer within a two-week period from Management and/or the Advisory Board. These criteria are provided only as a guideline for application.
The applicant’s technology is well-protected and exclusive, without any existing interferences or infringements.
The applicant’s technology is focused on a potential commercial application.
The applicant has adequate capitalization (in the bank) to provide for six (6) months of viable operation and a plan for further financial stability; can pay at least six (6) months of rent to the Incubator; and has a viable financial plan for the company.
The applicant’s business plan (or business concept) addresses the following:
Potential markets & their size
Growth potential for each product line
Financial pro formas
Personnel growth & acquisition plan for the next three (3) years
Exit strategies and how those will be accomplished
The economic development potential for the State of Florida and the state of the business, plan and exit strategy
The applicant’s management has sufficient technical expertise in the field.
The applicant demonstrates the appropriate mix of qualified personnel in market management, financial management and employee management.
The applicant supports & enhances the educational mission of the University of Florida & its affiliates
Through hiring or internships, or
Through board membership, or
Through licensing or acquisition of services
The applicant fits within the operational model of the facility, including: Space requirements (less than 6,000 sf), timely rent payment, insurance, equipment or facility requirements, and any other requirements as deemed necessary by the Director.
The applicant does not exceed space available or does not need special arrangements that cannot be supplied.