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USF Research Foundation

The University of South Florida supports economic development in the Tampa Bay region and the State of Florida by educating and training students for productive careers, by supporting research and technology transfer, and by providing information and scholarly resources needed by the community.

The USF Research Foundation, Inc., supports this mission and enhances the research activities of USF System faculty, staff, and students. Through its cutting-edge programs, the USF Research Foundation, Inc., brings together the strengths of the USF System and the region to provide a critical interface that stimulates high-tech and biotech industries and creates jobs. The USF Research Foundation, a not-for-profit, direct-support organization (DSO), owns and operates the USF Research Park of Tampa Bay. The Research Foundation also administers USF CONNECT, the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator (TBTI), and the Florida High Tech Corridor Council matching-grant program on behalf of the university.


USF CONNECT unites technology and talent with businesses throughout a 23 county region.

Technology Incubators

Our Technology Incubators serve as catalysts for economic development.

USF Research Park

USF Research Park is a center for economic development in the Tampa Bay Region.


Washington Economic Group Report PDF

The Comprehensive Economic Development Impacts of USF's Innovation Enterprise on the Tampa MSA and the State of Florida

Executive Summary PDF

USF's Innovation Enterprise Infuses $400 Million Yearly into Florida's Economy
Washington Economic Group Infographic
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USF is leveraging the expertise and creativity of its researchers to launch businesses throughout Tampa Bay. “Our companies and products derive from our vibrant research programs,” says Dr. Paul R. Sanberg, USF Senior Vice President for Research, Innovation & Economic Development. “Our incubator capitalizes on industry collaborations with our scientists and researchers.”

Office Location:
USF Research Foundation, Inc.
3802 Spectrum Boulevard, Suite 100
Tampa, Florida 33612-9220

Campus mailpoint:
30338 USF Holly Dr.

Contact List

Telephone: (813) 974-1082

Fax: (813) 396-9313

Paul R. Sanberg, Ph.D., D.Sc.
President and CEO
USF Research Foundation


3702 Spectrum Blvd, Suite 165
Tampa, FL, 33612-9445

Phone: 813.974.5570
Fax: 813.974.4962

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