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Technology pioneered by UF researcher provides improved access for disabled voters

Published: October 29 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A University of Florida researcher’s desire to provide citizens with disabilities the same opportunity to vote as everyone else could serve as the catalyst for revolutionizing voter access nationwide.

UF Tech Connect Fuels Innovation Economy in First 12 Years

Published: July 21 2014

GAINESVILLE --- In its first dozen years of operation, the University of Florida’s Tech Connect program has helped launch 157 technology-based startup companies that in turn generated more than $1 billion in private funding, $530 million in public funding and 2,000 new jobs, according to a report released today.

First journalism and communications preeminence position goes to psychology of new technologies expert

Published: May 13 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An expert on the psychology of technology will join the team being assembled to make the University of Florida a leader in online teaching and learning, College of Journalism and Communications Dean Diane McFarlin announced today.

Experts on human-centered computing are coming to UF

Published: May 8 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In an effort to become a national leader in making computers more secure and more personalized to individual needs, the University of Florida has recruited a team of computer scientists with specialties in what’s known as human-centered computing.

Consumer, be aware: Quality of health-related Internet searches varies

Published: April 8 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — If you’re like most people, you’ve gone online to find out what’s causing that ringing in your ears or whether a gluten-free diet is worth considering. Be careful.

UF to host online learning conference to kick off pioneering effort in digital education

Published: November 25 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As the University of Florida adds four-year programs to its online course offerings in January, the Office of the Provost and the Bob Graham Center for Public Service will kick off this pioneering effort in digital education with a conference Dec. 3-4 in University Auditorium.

New report shows UF among nation's leaders in startup launches

Published: September 18 2013

SVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida helped create 15 startups last year, ranking fourth nationally just behind leading institutions such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, according to a new report.

UF: Innovation Hub spawns 250 jobs in just 20 months

Published: August 26 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Innovation Hub at the University of Florida has contributed to the creation of 250 jobs in just its first 20 months, new figures show, and the three-story incubator already has more than two dozen tenants.

Applications open for UF program empowering women in tech startups

Published: August 19 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Applications are now available for a new session of the groundbreaking University of Florida program called Empowering Women in Technology Startups, starting in September.

Sid Martin Biotech Incubator ranked world's best for biotech in global benchmarking study

Published: July 23 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator was ranked "World's Best University Biotechnology Incubator," according to an international study conducted by the Sweden-based research group UBI.

UF lands $8 million federal award for supercomputing research

Published: June 28 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida on Thursday received an $8 million federal award and was named one of six universities nationwide tapped to conduct high-performance computing simulations aimed at addressing some of the world’s most complex problems.

UF is first university to fully connect to Internet2 Innovation Platform's three components

Published: May 7 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida is the first university to fully connect to the Internet2 Innovation Platform's three components, an achievement that will transform research at UF and provide a national model for research computing.

UF launches HiPerGator, the state's most powerful supercomputer

Published: May 7 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida today unveiled the state's most powerful supercomputer, a machine that will help researchers find life-saving drugs, make decades-long weather forecasts and improve armor for troops.

Mobiquity expands to Gainesville, creating 260 jobs

Published: April 24 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mobiquity, a leading professional services firm, has selected Gainesville as the site for its expansion and will add 260 jobs over the next three years. Driven by significant company growth and industry demand for its mobile app development expertise, Mobiquity selected Gainesville as the perfect location to expand, leveraging the engineering talent at the University of Florida and in the broader community.

UF incubator takes international honor

Published: April 10 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator took top honors worldwide this week when it was named the 2013 Incubator of the Year by the National Business Incubation Association.

UF panel to talk about startups that sold for more than $100 million

Published: March 12 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Fourteen early-stage technology companies will present Thursday at “A Celebration of Innovation,” the University of Florida’s seventh annual technology showcase.

UF connects to Internet2 at 100 Gbps, expanding computer power 10-fold

Published: February 6 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has activated an ultra-high-speed connection to the Internet2 Innovation Platform, expanding computing power 10-fold and offering a computing network found in only three other places in the United States.

New Innovation Hub program assists hopeful entrepreneurs

Published: November 29 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Innovation Hub at UF has launched “The Hatchery,” a new incubator program to help aspiring entrepreneurs fine-tune concepts for technology-based businesses and turn these ideas into startup companies.

New program empowers women in tech startups

Published: November 1 2012

VILLE, Fla. — The hot new field of technology startups faces a distressing problem: Women are so underrepresented in these companies’ leadership ranks that less than 10 percent of venture-backed startups are headed by women.

University of Florida chemists pioneer new technique for nanostructure assembly

Published: October 18 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A team of researchers from the University of Florida department of chemistry has developed a new technique for growing new materials from nanorods.