UF Innovate supports an innovation ecosystem at UF that moves research discoveries from the laboratory to the market, fostering a resilient economy and making the world a better place. Based at one of the nation’s leading research institutions, UF Innovate comprises four organizations: Tech Licensing, Ventures, Pathways, and Accelerate, which includes two business incubators, the Hub and Sid Martin Biotech.
Tech Licensing has earned its reputation as a leader in commercializing discoveries that cure diseases, create efficiencies, improve quality of life and create jobs.
Ventures will source new venture investments, prepare in-depth financial and data analyses for potential investments, work closely with angel groups and other investment funds, and develop entrepreneurs.
Pathways serves to empower innovators with training and resources to support innovation and commercialization at UF. Whether you are a faculty member, postdoctoral associate, staff, or student, take advantage of these programs to enhance your knowledge and advance your ideas to market.
Accelerate is the overarching entrepreneurship support program that includes Sid Martin Biotech, the globally recognized biotechnology incubator headquartered in Alachua, Florida, at Progress Park, and The Hub, the award-winning mixed-used incubator in the Gainesville, Florida, Innovation District. Accelerate is dedicated to mentoring and accelerating the growth of innovative early-stage bioscience and technology companies and supporting the economic growth of the North Central Florida region.
Organized under the UF Research umbrella, this quartet forms a comprehensive commercialization system that brings together six critical elements: facilities, capital management, training, talent, intellectual property, and technology-transfer expertise.