As we navigated through another successful year with tremendous challenges, I want to thank all the entrepreneurs who continue to build great companies right here in our state, shaping the future with disruptive technologies. This year’s successes would not have been possible without the fantastic support from our Board of Directors, Leadership Council members, associates, research partners, and our community. We are looking forward to a great 2021 and are committed to driving innovation-based economic development that will benefit all Floridians and people worldwide.Rafael Lohner - Business Manager
Formed by the Florida Legislature in 2007, the Institute for Commercialization of Florida Technology supports and funds innovation 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 that are developing products that improve and save lives and help companies improve their bottom line. The organization’s investment decisions are guided through a strong partnership with its Private Fund Manager, Florida Funders. The Institute’s economic impact over the last ten years was $2.6 billion, with fiscal revenue impacts of nearly $297 million to federal, state, and local governments.