The three founding universities of the Florida High Tech Corridor Council – the University of Central Florida (UCF), the University of South Florida (USF) and the University of Florida (UF) – ranked for the eighth consecutive year among the “Top 100 Universities Worldwide Granted U.S. Utility Patents.” The University of Florida ranked No. 15 with 115 patents granted during FY2019.
“This accolade is not only a testament to the intelligence and ingenuity of our Corridor university researchers but as important to their successful translation of research into commercialized products with direct benefits to our society,” said Corridor Council CEO Paul Sohl. “It demonstrates the potential for our 23-county region to accelerate our growth as an epicenter of transformative public-private partnerships.”
The following brief demonstrates the types of patents that culminated in UF’s ranking.
UF professor and chief of Nuclear Medicine, director of Medical Plaza Radiology and director of Advanced GI Imaging Walter E. Drane, MD, FACR, and IT expert Susan Cardinal secured a patent for the invention of a technological system designed to help lecturers determine how well a class understands instruction in real-time. This technology is available for licensing.Learn more about University of Florida, Part of the Florida High Tech Corridor, Recognized for Excellence in Innovation.
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