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UF Innovate | 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. 

Sign up for the UF Innovate | Pathways newsletter and check the UF Innovate website and calendar to access our programs, events, and opportunities.

Educational Programs

Need to know more about technology licensing, raising venture funds, or writing a grant? We’ve got you covered.

Startup Launch Resources

Looking for a place to host your fledgling company or how to fund it? You’re not alone. Start here. 

Student Opportunities

Students who want to engage in innovation and entrepreneurship can find opportunities locally and nationally.

Development & Translational Support

If you’re trying to move your discovery from the lab to the marketplace, you might need some tools to make that happen.

Inclusive Entrepreneurship Support

UF and non-UF innovators who are underrepresented in the community can find educational and other resources here.

Address and Directions

Need to ask a question or come see us? Get our contact information, address, and directions here.

Upcoming Opportunities

Looking for training, funding support, competitions, or challenges? This is the place.

june

SBIR/STTR Administrative Supplements to Promote DiversityApplications accepted on a rolling basis.

BBCetc SBIR/STTR Solicitation DatesCheck out this list of soliciation dates for upcoming deadlines.

01jun11:00 am12:00 pmBench2Market Talks: Securing Investment for Your Startup | What savvy biotech/healthcare VCs care about

02junAll DayVirtual EventBBCetc Catalyst Advantage Network for Women EntrepreneursApply now for the next session

05jun10:36 pm10:36 pmReceive Feedback on Your Pitch Presentation at the 2022 Life Science Women’s Conference

06jun11:59 pmDefense Innovation Unit: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Processing Aerial Imagery

07jun1:00 pm2:00 pmNSF Partnerships for Innovation Grant

14jun10:00 am3:00 pmThe Capital Network’s Fundraising Readiness Bootcamp

14jun12:00 pm1:30 pmBench to BARDA Series: Spin your Technology out of the LabA 6-event series describing the various opportunities to help bring your health security based technology from the bench to BARDA funding!

15jun12:00 am11:50 pmMoved OnlineVirtual EventBARDA DRIVe Fast-Track & Long-Term Government FundingPLEASE REFER TO THE CURRENT BARDA PROGRAM FOR FULL DETAILS, INCLUDING DEADLINES

16jun9:00 am1:30 pm2022 UMass M2D2 CAPCaT Big Company / Little Company Showcase

16jun12:00 pm1:00 pmNHLBI: Applying to the Catalyze Program

17jun12:00 pm1:30 pmBench to BARDA Series: Opportunities for Early-Stage Startups (I-Corps and NSF)A 6-event series describing the various opportunities to help bring your health security based technology from the bench to BARDA funding!

21jun11:00 am12:00 pmVirtual EventFrom the Sources' Mouthlearn about the EPA's SBIR program -- free event

21jun12:00 pm1:30 pmBench to BARDA Series: Supporting Startup Growth via Acceleration ProgramsA 6-event series describing the various opportunities to help bring your health security based technology from the bench to BARDA funding!

21jun3:00 pm4:00 pmTechConnect National Infrastructure Innovation Challenge Informational Webinar

23jun1:00 pm2:00 pmNCATS and NHLBI: Leverage SBIR/STTR Funding and Other Resources to Create A Diverse Workforce

24jun12:00 pm1:30 pmBench to BARDA Series: How can Early-Stage Companies Work with BARDA?A 6-event series describing the various opportunities to help bring your health security based technology from the bench to BARDA funding!

28jun12:00 pm1:30 pmBench to BARDA Series: Partnering with BARDA via the Broad Agency AnnouncementA 6-event series describing the various opportunities to help bring your health security based technology from the bench to BARDA funding!

30jun11:59 pmSubmit Your Technology to the TechConnect National Infrastructure Innovation Challenge

30jun11:59 pmTechConnect Medical Innovation Challenge & $250k Total Prize Pool

july

SBIR/STTR Administrative Supplements to Promote DiversityApplications accepted on a rolling basis.

BBCetc SBIR/STTR Solicitation DatesCheck out this list of soliciation dates for upcoming deadlines.

01jul12:00 pm1:30 pmBench to BARDA Series: Scale your Company via Strategic Partnerships & Venture FinancingA 6-event series describing the various opportunities to help bring your health security based technology from the bench to BARDA funding!

07jul2:00 pm4:00 pmNSF Partnerships for Innovation Grant

august

SBIR/STTR Administrative Supplements to Promote DiversityApplications accepted on a rolling basis.

BBCetc SBIR/STTR Solicitation DatesCheck out this list of soliciation dates for upcoming deadlines.

02aug3:00 pm5:00 pmNSF Partnerships for Innovation Grant

05aug11:59 pmNIBIB Concept to Clinic: Commercializing Innovation (C3i) Program

05aug11:59 pmNHLBI Small Business Initiatives for Innovative Diagnostic Technology for Improving Outcomes for Maternal HealthApplications due August 5th.

22aug5:00 pmNational Cancer Institute SBIR Phase I Concept Award

22aug11:59 pmNational Cancer Institute Small Business Transition Grant for Early Career Scientists Application Deadline

september

SBIR/STTR Administrative Supplements to Promote DiversityApplications accepted on a rolling basis.

BBCetc SBIR/STTR Solicitation DatesCheck out this list of soliciation dates for upcoming deadlines.

05sep5:00 pmNHLBI Small Business Initiatives for Innovative Diagnostic Technology for Improving Outcomes for Maternal HealthApplications due September 5th.

06sep2:00 pm4:00 pmNSF Partnerships for Innovation Grant Informational Webinar

october

SBIR/STTR Administrative Supplements to Promote DiversityApplications accepted on a rolling basis.

BBCetc SBIR/STTR Solicitation DatesCheck out this list of soliciation dates for upcoming deadlines.

04oct1:00 pm3:00 pmNSF Partnerships for Innovation Grant

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