Issue 58 – September 2017

TAO Connect: Insights from Industry with Dr. Sherry Benton


Dr. Sherry Benton, Founder and Chief Science Officer, sat down with April Cashin-Garbutt from News Medical to discuss TAO Connect and its goal to provide psychotherapy services to those who cannot easily access them.  More details may be viewed here.



Panacea Selected for the 2017 Fish 2.0 Innovation Forum


Congratulations to Panacea Oyster Co-Op for being selected as one of 40 finalists to present at the 2017 Fish 2.0 Innovation Forum. Panacea Oyster Co-Op will be participating at the forum in Stanford, CA on November 7th and 8th. More details may be viewed here.


Global Shoe Giant Aldo Group Has Tapped flexReceipts to Power Personalized Email Receipts

Orlando-based flexReceipts has announced that Aldo Group has successfully leveraged flexReceipt’s technology to provide personalized and interactive e-receipts to its North American and United Kingdom stores. Performance has driven increase in email marketing and increased engagement with high-value customers. More details may be viewed here.


Register Today for the 2017 BioFlorida Annual Conference


Register today for the BioFlorida 2017 Annual Conference being held on October 15-17, 2017 at the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort and Golf Club.  BioFlorida attracts the largest and most prestigious life sciences community in the state, and it is at this Conference that attendees will connect with more than 400 life science professionals from Florida and throughout the country. More details and event registration may be viewed here.



Register Today!
The Opportunities and Challenges of Digital Diplomacy and Conflict Prevention in the Age of Cyber-Security


Reserve your seat today for a discussion on international conflict and cyber-security and its effects on modern society, taking place on Wednesday, October 18th at 5:30 pm at FAU Tech Runway. Eytan Gilboa, PhD and Ido Sivan-Sevilla are joining us from the Israel Public Diplomacy Forum, a non-profit, non-partisan, educational organization established to advance international understanding of Isreal and the Middle East.  Admission is free; RSVP is required. More details may be viewed here.


Don't Miss the Research Park at FAU Annual Awards & Entrepreneurship Celebration


Join the Research Park in celebrating with some of South Florida’s most influential economic leaders, entrepreneurs, researchers, and corporations in commemoration of the growth and success of South Florida's innovative community. The celebration will be held on Wednesday, October 4th at 6:30 pm at The Addison in Boca Raton. More information may be viewed here.



Applications are Open for the 2018 Florida Venture Capital Conference
Apply Today to Present!


The Florida Venture Forum is now accepting applications to present at the 2018 conference and early submissions are welcomed and encouraged as a limited number of presenter spots are available. These applications will be reviewed by a selection committee comprised of venture capitalists and private equity investors. If selected, presenting companies will be charged $599 for their first conference attendee and a $50 exhibit fee. To ensure optimum coverage, there is a discounted fee of $399 per additional attendee from the presenting company. More details and the application may be viewed here.



About Us
Formed by the Florida Legislature in 2007, the Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research is a non-profit organization that works collaboratively with the technology licensing and commercialization offices of Florida’s state universities and private research institutions to leverage a $2.5B+ research base and form investable companies that create clean jobs in new industries that are driving the global economy. The Institute provides company building services, and seed funding through the Florida Technology Seed Capital Fund, to promising Florida startups. Seventy-two companies have been funded to date, and the Institute’s economic impact through June 30, 2017 was $970 million, with an annual return on investment of 26 times to the State of Florida.