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New Innovation Hub program assists hopeful entrepreneurs

Published: Nov 29th, 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: Nov 1st, 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: Oct 18th, 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.

Innovation Hub reports 85 jobs and $7.2 million in private investment in 10 months

Published: Oct 12th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Innovation Hub at UF, a business super incubator located halfway between the University of Florida campus and downtown Gainesville, created 85 jobs and secured $7.2 million in private investment after less than a year in operation, figures show.

Fast-growing startup graduates from Florida Innovation Hub at UF, moves to downtown Gainesville

Published: Aug 1st, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Shadow Health Inc., a virtual education and training company based on University of Florida computer-programming technology, will graduate from the Florida Innovation Hub at UF at 4:30 p.m. Thursday with an informal ceremony in the lobby.

UF Tech Connect program awarded grant for starting technology companies

Published: Jul 23rd, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida is the only university in the state and among only 10 universities in the region to receive a federal five-year grant this month to promote the formation of technology startup companies based on university research discoveries.

University of Florida researchers improve on an old model for studying predator search patterns

Published: Jul 16th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The inspiration for the next Google or search-and-rescue drone may spring from a seemingly unlikely source: Watching how animals sniff out food, according to new University of Florida research.

UF, GRU, GRUCom team up to offer ultrahigh-speed broadband connections in Innovation District

Published: Jun 11th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Gainesville residents who live or work in the Innovation District will soon have access to gigabit broadband connections up to 100 times faster than standard DSL or cable services, thanks to a cooperative effort between Gainesville Regional Utilities’ GRUCom telecommunications network and the University of Florida.

BioFlorida event to celebrate state’s growing biotech industry

Published: May 1st, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To celebrate and learn about biotechnology in North Central Florida, the community is invited to attend the 9th Annual Celebration of Biotechnology from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 10 on the RTI Biologics campus in Progress Corporate Park in Alachua.

UF participates in nation’s largest science and technology festival

Published: Apr 25th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s departments of astronomy, mechanical and aerospace engineering, and the Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences will participate in the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., Saturday and Sunday.