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UF Innovate News

The University of Florida, Concept Companies, and Trimark Properties Join Forces To Make Gainesville’s Innovation District a Major Economic Hub

The UF Board of Trustees is partnering with Concept Companies and Trimark Properties to expand Gainesville's Innovation District with 13 acres of land in the development pipeline. The plan aims to boost the Innovation District's presence as a place for new ideas and thriving new companies. From AI to BioTech, these new spaces will allow innovation to thrive in Gainesville and across the UF campus.

UF Innovate hosted a reception for Dr. Juan Gilbert on Thursday, November 30th. The reception was to celebrate Dr. Gilbert receiving the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Joe Biden.

Dr. Shannon Boye Named Innovator of the Year

UF Innovate | Tech Licensing hosted its sixth annual Standing InnOvation event on Wednesday, October 18, to honor and celebrate innovators and their work at the University of Florida in fiscal year 2023.

ENTREPRENEURIAL HACK #11 | Don’t Stop Climbing

When facing a slowdown in business growth, it’s easy to become fixated on failures and obstacles. But dwelling on setbacks only hinders progress. Instead, shift your perspective by focusing on your organization’s successes.

$682,000 in Duke Energy Grants Provide Economic Boost to Florida Communities

Duke Energy and the Duke Energy Foundation are investing $682,000 in grants to support 35 local economic development agencies and businesses dedicated to bringing new jobs and investment in Florida. This year’s funding will allow the University of Florida (UF Innovate | Accelerate) to identify and vet promising biotechnology businesses seeking to scale, with potential to relocate in the city of Gainesville and city of Alachua area.

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.

Hack #9| Entrepreneurship is Boundaryless

#9 Hack of The Week emphasizes the importance of collaboration, global networking, and embracing the entrepreneurial ecosystem to foster innovation and resilience. It highlights real-world examples, such as the rental umbrella service in Tokyo and the airport operations industry's successful recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic.

You’re More Than the Phone in Your Hand: Entrepreneurial Hack of the Week

In a world where technology reigns supreme, concerns about AI's threat to jobs and the erosion of human relationships have reached a tipping point. But what if there's a genius hack to strike the perfect balance? In this thought-provoking article, Karl LaPan, Director of UF Innovate Accelerate, unravels the intricate relationship between technology, AI, and our fundamental need for genuine human connection.

Tech Tuesday: Start-Up Company Tips with UF Innovate Accelerate Director, Karl LaPan

In this week's Tech Tuesday, join us as UF Innovate and SCAD Media introduce Karl LaPan, Director of UF Innovate Accelerate, who shares invaluable tips for startup success. Karl emphasizes the significance of cash flow management, the value of trustworthy partners, and other essential strategies to help startups navigate uncertainties and maximize their chances of achieving success.
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