The Institute leverages Florida's $2B research base to create new companies and jobs in industries that are driving the global economy.
With a proven two-pronged approach that includes both company building and company funding, the Institute ensures that the most promising start-ups receive the support and capital they need 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. The Institute's economic impact through June 30, 2015 was $379 million, a return on investment of 14 times to the State of Florida. Contact us today and help build Florida’s innovation ecosystem!