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UF Innovate | Tech Licensing works with innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, and industry partners to maximize the potential of University of Florida innovations through commercialization for the global good. Founded in 1985, Tech Licensing receives more than 300 invention disclosures, executes more than 100 commercial transactions, and launches nearly 20 companies each year.

In 2020, the George W. Bush Institute and Opus Faveo ranked the University of Florida No. 1 in innovation impact, naming it the most productive large university in the country at leveraging research funding into new companies, new jobs and new ideas. In 2022, Heartland Forward ranked UF No. 2 in the nation for tech transfer, No. 1 among public universities, for its tech transfer prowess.

With the benefit of UF Innovate’s three other entities — Accelerate, Pathways, and Ventures — Tech Licensing connects researchers with investors and industry to lead them through the commercialization process.

  • We support UF research by negotiating agreements that balance university and industry interests.
  • We manage UF’s intellectual property and commercialize the university’s technology portfolio.
  • We work with UF researchers, faculty, staff and students to guide them through the tech transfer process to assist with invention disclosures and research activities.
  • We offer guidance in planning and implementing effective patent, copyright or trademark strategy.
  • Our licensing officers assist in technical and market assessments while providing customer service to industry partners.
  • We provide assistance in assessing potential opportunities to form startups based on UF technologies.

Report a New Discovery

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Read UF's IP Policy

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Innovator's Guide

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Innovator's FAQ

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Physical Address:
UF Innovate | Tech Licensing
747 Southwest 2nd Avenue, Suite 108
Gainesville, FL 32601

Mailing Address:
UF Innovate | Tech Licensing
P.O. Box 115575
Gainesville, FL 32611-5575

Phone Number:
(352) 392-8929