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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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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

Startup News

UF Doctor Named to National Academy of Medicine

Dr. Gilbert Rivers Upchurch Jr., the Edward M. Copeland III and Ann and Ira Horowitz Chair in the UF College of Medicine’s department of surgery, has been named to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) for his seminal contributions to the understanding of the development of vascular disease and contributing greatly to the advancement of all aspects of vascular and surgical care.

Probing Plant Infections

Sometimes the pathogens that infect plants also affect people—through our pocketbooks. Which is why plant pathologist Erica Goss, a University of Florida professor with the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, spends a lot of time studying microbes that infect tomatoes, peppers and strawberries.

Cannabix Achieves New Benchmark for FAIMS Marijuana Breathalyzer Technology

UF startup Cannabix Technologies Inc., developer of marijuana breathalyzer devices for law enforcement and the workplace, reports that engineers have made major advancements on its high-field asymmetric waveform ion mobility spectrometry (FAIMS) breathalyzer for analyze sensitivity and portability.
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