For any information or inquiries regarding how your company can partner with the University of Florida – including collaborating on Sponsored Research projects, please contact:
Cherrie M. Hughes
Assistant Director of Industrial Outreach
UF Office of Research
352 273 3052 (office)
The following links and descriptions summarize just a few of the resources and programs of potential interest to industrial and company collaborators seeking opportunities to partner with UF:
Companies located in the 23 county FL High Tech Corridor (HTC) region can both accelerate their technical and commercial accomplishments and leverage their R&D budgets by participating in the Florida High Tech Corridor Council (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. Click on the link above to learn more about this program.
The Florida Innovation Hub at UF provides its resident companies with office space, laboratories, conference rooms, and other resources to improve their likelihood of success. The Innovation Hub enables its tenants to devote their limited initial resources to the advancement of their technology and market strategies rather than traditional business operations.
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.
The Mission of the University of Florida Engineering Innovation Institute is to foster a culture of innovation among faculty, students and staff of the College of Engineering. The Institute serves as a nexus of engineering innovation education and experiential programs extending across the spectrum of creative discovery and invention, thus accelerating the impact on society of both UF’s engineering technologies and its innovative students. The Institute produces leaders with the engineering and innovation skills needed to address the world’s most daunting problems in a comprehensive and culturally-sensitive manner.
The Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator at the University of Florida hosts and supports companies focused in sectors related to life sciences (including pharmaceuticals and agribusiness), biomedical research, medical diagnostics and devices, and chemical sciences. If you’re starting a company in these or related areas, benefit from our community of companies, entrepreneurs, and advisors, as well as the Incubator’s years of experience fostering the growth of therapeutic, diagnostic, device, energy, and other startup and early-stage companies.
The Center of Excellence for Regenerative Health Biotechnology (CERHB) both supports promising research and helps to facilitate the commercialization of technologies that will provide treatments and cures for human diseases.
Part of the services offered through the UF CERHB is a state-of-the-art, biopharmaceutical manufacturing and testing services facility, Florida Biologix®. This operating unit of the CERHB can provide a broad range of drug development services.