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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.

Innovation Square wins award for economic development planning

Published: Mar 30th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Economic Development Division of the American Planning Association has selected Innovation Square to receive the 2012 Donald E. Hunter Excellence in Economic Development Planning Award.

MindTree to bring 400 high-tech jobs to the Gainesville area

Published: Mar 27th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — MindTree Limited, a global IT and product engineering company, has selected Gainesville as the site for its United States expansion, bringing 400 new jobs over the next five years and making a $2.925 million capital investment in the heart of Gainesville.

UF event to bring together inventors, investors, startup companies

Published: Mar 21st, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Office of Technology Licensing will hold its sixth annual “A Celebration of Innovation” technology showcase Tuesday at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center.

New UF-developed Android app helps public identify campus trees

Published: Dec 6th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new Android phone app is available free to help nature lovers who want to know more about the trees that grow on the University of Florida campus.

UF trustees endorse collaboration with Full Sail University

Published: Dec 2nd, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Board of Trustees today endorsed a collaboration between UF and Winter Park-based Full Sail University to create more educational and career opportunities for students at both schools in media, technology and entertainment business.

UF’s new Innovation Hub offers boot camp for technology-minded entrepreneurs

Published: Nov 14th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Technology-minded entrepreneurs will gather this week for special training in a Technology Entrepreneur BootCamp organized by the University of Florida Office of Technology Licensing and UF Tech Connect.