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.
Visit the Gatorlink portal to report a new invention or work or biological material.
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