At StartGNV's first in-person CelebrateGNV since 2019, UF startup Agriculture Intelligence received the $5,000 Rising Star Startup Award.
Following a record-breaking year of growth for Alachua’s biotechnology industry, the University of Florida’s programs for entrepreneurial incubation and innovation, UF Innovate, has hired a new director of incubation services who’s looking to continue the program’s upward trajectory.
Inspira Therapeutics was awarded a $1.98 million NIH grant to develop its polymeric biomaterial-based tolerogenic treatment for type 1 diabetes.
UF Innovate is pleased to welcome Karl R. LaPan as the incoming director of incubation services. He will join the team May 3 and work alongside current Director Mark S. Long, who will retire this summer. LaPan comes to the position with more than 20 years of experience in business incubation.