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Food truck rally, activities to mark opening of roads, park in Innovation Square

Published: Jun 11th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The public is invited to join area officials in celebrating the grand opening of the Innovation Square roadways and park at 4:30 p.m. June 13 at 749 SW 2nd Ave.

UF recruits 36 faculty in first round of preeminence hiring

Published: Jun 6th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has recruited more than three dozen distinguished faculty members from around the world as the first round of hires in the university’s “Preeminence Plan” to rise among the nation’s top public universities.

Software company to move offices to Innovation Square

Published: Jun 6th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Seventh Compass, a locally founded software development company, is moving its main office space to Trimark Properties’ 417 Building at Innovation Square. The company hopes to promote the ongoing community of collaboration at Innovation Square at the University of Florida by mentoring and partnering with neighboring companies.

UF College of Journalism and Communications launches Innovators Series to introduce students to ideas of media visionaries

Published: May 21st, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications today announced the launch of The Innovators Series, a project that will introduce students to lectures from thought leaders who are developing breakthrough ideas in media. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is supporting the speaker series, which will kick off this fall.

New technology company to add facility at Innovation Square

Published: May 8th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Zeeko Ltd, an international technology company specializing in ultra-precision polishing machines, is adding a research facility at Innovation Square. The new location will join the company’s others in Japan and Wales, adding a premium position to capitalize on top-tier research at the University of Florida.

UF panel to discuss alternative funding sources for startups

Published: Mar 11th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Alternative sources of funding for early-stage startup companies will be the topic of conversation for a panel discussion at the University of Florida’s eighth annual technology showcase, “A Celebration of Innovation,” March 13.

Program encourages women to become technology entrepreneurs

Published: Nov 7th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The second session of Empowering Women in Technology Startups, known as eWiTS, a breakthrough program seeking to educate and encourage women in technology entrepreneurship, concludes Nov. 12 with an investor pitch competition at the Florida Innovation Hub.

Prominent Florida business leader to work with UF students as first Knight Fellow

Prominent Florida business leader to work with UF students as first Knight Fellow

Published: Sep 30th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The founder and chairman of the largest privately held construction company in Florida will share his expertise and experiences with University of Florida students for the next month as the first Knight Fellow in-Residence.

Documentary about teacher’s success to be screened at middle school

Published: Sep 20th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Directed and produced by award-winning University of Florida documentary filmmaker Boaz Dvir, “Discovering Gloria” tells the story of former Gainesville Duval Elementary School teacher Gloria Jean Merriex’s transformation into a trailblazing innovator and a national model.

UF: Innovation Hub spawns 250 jobs in just 20 months

Published: Aug 26th, 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.