A Celebration of Innovation Startup Showcase – Agenda


A Celebration of Innovation Startup Showcase Agenda

April 4, 2017


12:00 pm

Registration Opens and Networking Begins

1:00 pm

Welcome and Opening Remarks

1:15 pm

UF Research and Commercialization Milestones

1:30 pm

Innovation Updates

1:45 pm-2:45 pm

Panel Discussion

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Refreshment & Networking Break

3:15 pm – 5 pm

Startup Company Breakout Sessions

Presenting Companies


Inventors Recognition Ceremony Agenda


As part of A Celebration of Innovation, the University of Florida proudly recognizes the inventors who have developed technologies that were licensed during the previous calendar year. Their discoveries, paired with the right commercial partners, create products that benefit mankind and make our world a better place.

5 pm

Welcoming Remarks

Inventor Introductions

Inventor of the Year

Each year, the University of Florida honors an inventor or team of inventors who have made outstanding contributions to technology commercialization. These Inventors of the Year have taken their discoveries from the lab to the market, where they make the world a better place.

Technology Innovator Awards

The university also honors Technology Innovators. Each inventor who has had a technology licensed in the previous calendar year will be recognized from the platform and given a plaque made by a local startup company.

5:30 pm to 7 pm

Inventors Reception

See new discoveries that need a partner to help them get to the market, on display during the showcase and Inventors Reception.