• 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.

  • Funded Companies

    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.



Inventors and Startups: Apply Here Investors and Entrepreneurs: Find Technologies Find Companies Find Funded Companies

Building Companies. Changing Lives.


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!


Company Spotlight


Leadership Council

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

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

Join Today


Upcoming Events

Sign up for our newsletter

Sign up for Supporters
Keep informed with the Latest News