• Who We are

    Florida universities and research institutes are essential drivers of innovation and economic development.

  • What We Do

    The Institute supports new venture and job creation based on publicly funded research statewide.

  • Featured Company

    Institute companies are solving some of today's toughest healthcare, business, and societal challenges.


    If you are a CEO or investor seeking your next business opportunity, please contact us to learn about technologies available for licensing and startup companies seeking CEOs.



How to Work with Us

If you are an Inventor or Startup: Apply Here If you are an investor or Entrepreneur: Find Technologies Find Companies

Igniting Florida's Innovation Economy


The Institute is a non-profit organization that supports new company creation based on publicly-funded research. Leveraging a $2B research base, the Institute works collaboratively with technology licensing officers across the state to create new companies and jobs in industries that are driving the global economy. 

The Institute’s proven, two-pronged approach includes both company building and company funding programs, ensuring that the most promising start-ups receive the support and capital they need in order to grow. With funding from the State of Florida through the Department of Economic Opportunity, and through the generosity of mentors, advisors and donors, the Institute connects the dots between research, discovery and commercialization to build companies that are solving some of today’s toughest challenges. Contact us today and help build Florida’s innovation ecosystem!

Company Spotlight

Funding Your Start-ups: Perspectives from Angel Investors and VCs 

Panel Discussion 

Leadership Circle

The Institute relies on the generous support of individual donors, foundations and corporations. 

Please consider joining the Institute Leadership Circle today and help build Florida's innovation economy!

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