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Our Mission

UF Innovate is building business on innovation. It is the umbrella organization uniting the four entities that drive the innovation ecosystem at UF. Based at one of the nation’s leading research institutions, UF Innovate comprises Tech Licensing, Ventures, Pathways, and an Accelerate program, which includes two business incubators, The Hub and Sid Martin Biotech. Together, those organizations move research discoveries from the laboratory to the market. UF Innovate connects innovators with entrepreneurs, investors and industry, incubates startups and growth companies, and fosters a resilient economy — all in an effort to make the world a better place.


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Explore the licensing process, common questions and available resources, and learn what it’s like to work with Tech Licensing. 


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Interested in starting a company? See our startups, learn about funding and don’t underestimate the power of a business incubator.


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UF Innovate By The Numbers

Snapshot of Our Innovation Ecosystem
$10.4B+
Generated in Private Investment
200+
Startups Launched by Tech Licensing
7,900+
Jobs Created with Startups

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24-Year-Old Researches Treatment for Her Own Crippling Disease: ‘I’m in a Race Against Time’

Shandra Trantham has Friedreich's ataxia (FA), a rare genetic disease that is slowly robbing her of the ability to walk and talk, and can also affect her heart. FA is caused by an inability in the body to make frataxin, a protein that is necessary for normal cell function. To date, there is no cure and no approved treatments — but she's working on one. She's a 4th-year Ph.D. candidate in genetics and genomics at the University of Florida Powell Gene Therapy Center. Trantham works in a lab where gene therapy for FA is being fine-tuned.
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