The University of Florida and the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at UF Health announced today the creation of a new Research and Technology Innovation Incubator.
Selected for support through UF President Ben Sasse’s strategic funding process, this 20,000-square-foot space will serve as a state-of-the-art hub for interdisciplinary collaborations among the colleges. The $960,000 initiative also will establish the Fixel Institute as an international destination for leading-edge science and collaboration.
“A Research and Technology Innovation Incubator hub will be transformative for the University of Florida and for the nation,” said Michael S. Okun, M.D., director of the Fixel Institute. “We must rise to meet the growing challenges of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s, ALS, Alzheimer’s, dystonia, CTE, and many others. The Fixel Institute is the ideal place to do this and do it now.”Read more about UF, UF Health Announce New Research and Technology Incubator.