UF startup TAO Connect, a digital health company aiming to make behavioral health therapy more accessible, efficient and effective, announced it has been awarded $141,799 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop a French language version of its therapeutic software. In addition, the company was also named the “Best Use of Technology in Employee Assistance” from the Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA). TAO Connect is a graduate of UF Innovate | The Hub and licenses UF technologies.
“This grant, paired with our recent recognition from the EAPA, gives us the opportunity to extend our reach in Canada and other areas where French resources are needed,” said Dr. Sherry Benton, founder and CSO of TAO Connect. “As a company, we’re focused on increasing access to behavioral healthcare, and through this grant, we’ll be able to help people who were previously not able to access affordable, effective care.”