UF Innovate | The Hub News

UF Innovate | The Hub News

For the 2nd Year in a Row, Admiral Makes the Inc. 5000

Inc. revealed today that UF Accelerate client resident Admiral, The Visitor Relationship Management (VRM) Company, was named for a second year in a row to the 2023 Inc. 5000, its annual list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The prestigious ranking provides a data-driven look at the most successful companies within the economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent, entrepreneurial businesses.

Hack #10 | Adaptive Pivots Can Help You Stay Ahead of the Curve

In today’s ever-changing business landscape, the ability to adapt and make strategic pivots is essential for long-term success. Businesses often face challenges such as dry spells, economic uncertainties, and market corrections that necessitate a shift in strategies and operations. Let’s explore three key areas where businesses can pivot to navigate obstacles and growth effectively to stay ahead of the curve.

Tech Tuesday: Oneness Technologies

In this week's Tech Tuesday featured on WCJB TV20, we interview Dr. Neha Chavan and Alex Blanton from Oneness Technologies, a biotech company that combines cutting-edge scientific expertise with a plant-based medicine approach. The startup's technology revolutionizes the health and wellness industry by ensuring maximum absorption of hemp products in the body, minimizing wastage, and reducing side effects.

Tech Tuesday: Fire Neural Network

In this week’s Tech Tuesday, we interview Dr. Istvan Kereszy, CEO of Fire Neural Network (FNN), to explore their groundbreaking work in lighting detection and its crucial role in preventing wildfires. Hear how their advanced technological detectors can identify high-risk strikes and are helping mitigate fires.

Finding Fires With Lightning Speed

To address this urgent problem, Fire Neural Network (FNN), a company based in Gainesville, Florida, is utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) to expedite the identification of devastating wildfires from 24 hours to just 40 seconds.

The Science of Stealing: Researchers Study Shoplifting at UF’s ‘Safer Places Lab’

The need to cut back on retail theft is a worldwide issue. One in four Americans work in retail, and crime aimed at those stores is on the rise. Organized retail crime is up 26%, the latest studies show. It turns out, retailers across the globe are turning to researchers with the University of Florida to fix the issue. Cory Lowe with UF Innovate"s Loss Prevention Research Council (or LPRC) walked FOX 35 through what the team calls its Simulation Lab. 

The Transformative Power of Tech Transfer: How One University Makes an Impact Around the Globe

UF Innovate has served as a model for universities nationwide looking to further their tech transfer efforts. UF connects innovators with entrepreneurs, investors and industry experts, while its business incubators (The Hub and Sid Martin Biotech) take research discoveries from the laboratory to the market. Since its inception in 1995, UF Innovate has generated more than $10.4 billion in private investments, launched upwards of 300 startups via tech licensing, and created 7,900-plus startup jobs.

A Founder’s Collaboration Skills May Be the Key to Success, Especially in Deep Tech

Accelerators like UF Innovate are crucial to the early-stage economy, and to innovation in the United States. It’s at places like these that new technologies can be brought to the market, including technologies that with a profound effect on people’s lives and health. One UF Innovate company, for instance, is MYOLYN, which makes therapy systems for people with neurological disorders and injuries, like multiple sclerosis or stroke.

Startup Spotlight: Slice Engineering

Imagine 3D printing a body part for a major organ transplant surgery to save a person’s life. The backgrounds of both co-founders, Daniel Barousse and Chris Montgomery, have been influenced by this incredible technology. Their curiosity and insights into creating a better and more dynamic 3D printing experience for their clients were the geneses of UF Innovate | Accelerate client resident, Slice Engineering.