Industry Opportunities

With 50,000 students, 4,000 faculty members and more than $700 million of annual research expenditures, UF is one of the largest universities in the country. We have the expertise to help differentiate you from your competition—whatever the competitive landscape of the markets your company or firm serves.

Want to learn about opportunities to partner with UF? You can find a few of the resources and programs of potential interest below.

UF Office of Technology Licensing

The Office of Technology Licensing transfers UF discoveries from the laboratory to the market to make the world a better place. UF OTL lists a selection of technologies available for licensing here. Read more about starting a new company here.


Innovation Hub at the University of Florida

Startup companies at the Innovation Hub share a dream of making the world a better place through technology. As they grow, they attract investment dollars, create jobs, and grow the economy.

Whether you need space for 10 employees or just yourself, or you want to participate in programs and events without opening an office here, we have options for you.


Sid Martin Biotech Institute

The Sid Martin Biotechnology Institute is a world-recognized leader in biotechnology business incubation–and with terrific laboratories and specialized equipment, plus an outstanding network of mentors, advisors and collaborators, it’s the perfect place for you to grow your biotech business.

Sid Martin has graduated over 50+ companies who garnered over $1.5B in revenues, grants, and M&A activity, and over 85% of those companies are still in business five years after graduation. Sid Martin is one of the most successful programs in biotech, winning the International Business Innovation Association’s Incubator of the Year in 2013.

Matching Grant Programs

Florida High Tech Corridor (FHTCC) Matching Funds Research Program

Companies located in the 23-county FL High Tech Corridor region can both accelerate their technical and commercial accomplishments and leverage their R&D budgets by participating in the FHTCC Matching Funds Research Program at the University of Florida (UF). Companies can access cutting-edge researchers at the University of Florida across all academic disciplines—including health sciences, agribusiness, engineering, information technology/informatics, and the physical and social sciences.

UF is dedicating up to $2 million of matching funds annually to support collaborative research and development between companies and UF’s world-class faculty and students.


University of Florida Industry Partnerships (UFLIPS)  

The UFLIPS technology development grants program will promote early- to late-stage technology development and commercialization through collaborative research opportunities between University of Florida researchers and high technology energy companies in Florida.

The path from the lab to the market can be risky and financially burdensome for many companies. The UFLIPS program has been created to aid Florida companies in their commercialization efforts of energy technologies.

The program allows these companies to engage UF Researchers and their teams in translational research opportunities, train and engage new talent while leveraging Research and Development dollars. If you have any questions, please contact Cherrie Hughes.

Campus Industry Programs

UF’s Centers and Institutes focus on important societal issues, that often bring together interdisciplinary expertise and spurring collaborations between UF and company researchers.

UF Academic Colleges

From the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences to the College of Medicine, take a look at UF’s different academic colleges to become more familiar with our various opportunities.