There’s little doubt that faculty members are among of the most critical elements of creating successful U-I partnerships. So, how do corporate relations managers develop strong relationships with these key internal stakeholders, and how do they continue to strengthen them over the years? Leaders agree that effective communications — highlighted by continuous outreach and understanding of faculty challenges — are critical. Jim O'Connell of UF Innovate gives his key insights to help promote positive relationships
The American research university is a unique institution that much of the world has long tried to emulate. Many times under-appreciated in the U.S., research universities are one of the most important knowledge assets of cities and states for economic development purposes. These universities influence the economic prospects of their regions and the nation overall in multiple ways. That said, ranking overall in second place, the University of Florida is the top public university on this list.
Sometimes in science, a new perspective brings an “a ha!” moment. That’s what one senior researcher at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences believes happened with his latest research on Huanglongbing (HLB), or citrus greening.
The National Academy of Engineering has elected UF professor Michele Manuel, Ph.D., to join the organization’s ranks, among the highest professional honors in engineering for those who have distinguished themselves in academia, private industry, or government agencies.
One socially-minded researcher at UF decided to do something to keep poll workers and voters safer while casting their ballots. Dr. Juan Gilbert, The Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Professor and chair of the UF Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE), saw the potential danger of standing in line to vote during the election and was inspired to create the inLine Ticketing system.
On a sunny and fresh fall afternoon, UF Innovate | Tech Licensing hosted its annual event to recognize top innovations stemming out of the University of Florida. More than 150 innovators and entrepreneurs attended the in-person event, and around 40 joined the livestream to celebrate their achievements in fiscal year 2021.
Avión Revue, an international aviation news site, interviewed Hernani about his journey licensing the technology with the University of Florida and upcoming projects.
Mattrix Technologies is the first company targeted for investment by the newly established Gainesville Tech Fund, organized by venture capital firm Kirenaga. The investors in the fund include successful entrepreneurs and local business leaders.
Florida native and CEO of Agriculture Intelligence Matt Donovan has discovered a “renewed environment with a fertile ground for talent.” A resident company in UF Innovate | The Hub, Agriculture Intelligence is a precision agriculture science company combining machine vision, machine learning and artificial intelligence to provide cloud-based, precision data for specialty crops.