8 08, 2019

FSU and UF receive $29 million to speed discoveries leading to better health 

By |2019-08-08T09:28:43+00:00August 8th, 2019|Florida, Translational Research|0 Comments

The University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute, in partnership with Florida State University, has been awarded $29 million to speed research discoveries that will lead to improved health for people living in the nation’s third-largest state. UF and FSU will expand their research partnership with the five-year award, which is funded by the [...]

31 01, 2019

U Florida Tech Licensing Announces Another Successful Partnership with Portfolio Company

By |2019-01-31T10:06:10+00:00January 31st, 2019|Florida, New Investments/Awards|0 Comments

University of Florida startup Entrinsic Health Solutions Inc. (EHS), an innovative health sciences company, has entered into a partnership that provides for a worldwide commercial license and supply agreement for enterade®, an amino acid-based, glucose-free, electrolyte solution designed for oncology and gastrointestinal (GI) disease patients. “We are excited about this partnership,” stated Dr. Sadasivan Vidyasagar, [...]

28 01, 2019

UCF Business Incubation Program: Nurturing Seeds of Growth 

By |2019-01-28T09:51:51+00:00January 28th, 2019|Florida, State or Government|0 Comments

If 10 small businesses launched today, six likely would be closed in four years. Yet studies show that if those 10 companies enrolled in a business incubator, about nine in 10 would be operating five years after graduating. The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program was created to improve the chance of survival for [...]

10 01, 2019

FSU GAP awards help faculty commercialize inventions 

By |2019-01-10T08:29:59+00:00January 10th, 2019|Florida, New Investments/Awards, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

Three teams led by Florida State University faculty members have received funding from the university to propel their pioneering research from the lab to the marketplace. The researchers have been awarded a combined pot of $110,000 following their successful pitches at the university’s biannual GAP competition, an event organized by the Office of the Vice [...]

18 07, 2017

Florida Institute Funds Aesthetic Technologies startup

By |2017-07-18T12:56:58+00:00July 18th, 2017|Florida, New Investments/Awards, State or Government|0 Comments

The Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research (the Florida Institute) announced today that it has finalized a funding agreement with Dominion Aesthetic Technologies, an innovative company focused on commercializing medical devices in the aesthetics field. The company has licensed technology from the University of Central Florida. The Florida Institute supports new company development [...]

14 07, 2017

Florida talks a technology game but fails to fund it

By |2017-07-14T09:18:21+00:00July 14th, 2017|Florida, State or Government|0 Comments

The impact of Gov. Rick Scott’s veto of a line-item in the state budget last month is already rippling through the South Florida tech community. The Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research was slated to receive $5.5 million to provide seed funding to startups. That was one of the $409 million in local [...]

15 06, 2017

South Florida Startup Ecosystem Continues Pattern of Growth and Investment

By |2017-06-15T08:59:02+00:00June 15th, 2017|Florida|0 Comments

Nearpod, an education-technology startup, keeps outgrowing its Aventura offices. “We have been doubling the company every year — in people, revenue, users, all the key metrics,” said Felipe Sommer. He co-founded the company with Guido Kovalskys and Emiliano Abramzon, three Argentine friends who have worked on ventures together for more than a decade. Nearpod now [...]

15 06, 2017

FSU faculty win GAP awards to take science from lab to market 

By |2017-06-15T08:38:47+00:00June 15th, 2017|Florida|0 Comments

Three Florida State University faculty members will receive financial support from the university to transport their innovative research from the laboratory to the marketplace. The Office of the Vice President Research will split a pot of $110,000 among three researchers to build a new education application, a technology to track ocean currents and a novel [...]

8 02, 2017

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with FireSpring Fund to Invest $1 Million Toward Innovation and Job Growth

By |2017-02-08T05:34:28+00:00February 8th, 2017|Accelerator/incubator, Florida|0 Comments

FireSpring Fund, a nonprofit accelerator of early-stage technology companies in Central Florida, has been selected by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to receive $1 million to invest in promising new technology companies to help jump-start a thriving Volusia County-based innovation corridor. “Embry-Riddle is committed to giving back to the local community by partnering with forward-thinking organizations like [...]

9 12, 2016

StartUP FIU Pitch Day brings early-stage ventures to investors 

By |2016-12-09T08:44:33+00:00December 9th, 2016|Accelerator/incubator, Florida|0 Comments

More than 300 came out to StartUP FIU’s first-ever Pitch Day on Tuesday, where entrepreneurs were given the opportunity to present their ideas to a group of angel investors and venture capitalists. Of the startups that took the stage, five were invited to continue in investor discussions The companies include: Bid Aero, a sourcing and [...]