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Technology Licensing & Entrepreneurship

With a long history of transforming scientific breakthroughs into useful new products, UF actively promotes the transfer of the university’s intellectual property to the marketplace.

UF Innovate

UF Innovate comprises Tech Licensing, Ventures, Pathways, and an Accelerate program. Together, those organizations move research discoveries from the laboratory to the market. UF Innovate connects innovators with entrepreneurs, investors and industry, incubates startups and growth companies, and fosters a resilient economy — all in an effort to make the world a better place.

Exterior of the UF Innovate building in central Gainesville

Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator

Based in Alachua’s Progress Corporate Park, the Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator supports a community of companies, entrepreneurs and advisors to foster the growth of therapeutic, diagnostic, device, energy, ag-bio and other startups.

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center

Part of the Warrington College of Business Administration, the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation offers a certificate program in new venture creation that is open to any graduate student at UF. In addition, the center’s GatorNest program develops solutions for problems facing early-stage ventures.

Center of Excellence for Regenerative Health Biotechnology

The center stimulates promising research and facilitate commercialization of technologies that will provide treatments and cures for human diseases. Located in Alachua's Progress Corporate Park, the centers activities include education, translational research, and biopharmaceutical manufacturing. Florida Biologix®, the center's biopharmaceutical manufacturing and testing services facility, provides a broad range of drug development services.