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November 19, 2013: USF opens space for student innovation, entrepreneurship
"As USF climbs in ranks as a producer of research and technology, even more students can become entrepreneurs as a new opportunity opened on campus Tuesday afternoon..."
November 19, 2013: Incubator to help USF students launch businesses
"The incubator, housed at the USF Connect center, will provide work space and a collaborative business environment for students from all graduate and undergraduate disciplines to create and grow businesses..."
November 19, 2013: Innovation Incubator Brings New Business Potential To USF Students
"During the Building Entrepreneurship Around Tampa (B.E.A.T.) event, USF will launch its new Student Innovation Incubator (SII) in the USF CONNECT Galleria at the USF Research Park..."
November 15, 2013: Twice-jilted USF inventors once again on the schedule at the Smithsonian
"Merry Lynn Morris and Alexei Novitzky are scheduled to speak Dec. 8 at the “Innovation: Brainstorms, Big Ideas and the Creative Future” event at the Smithsonian’s Ripley Center in Washington D.C..."
November 15, 2013: Five University of South Florida faculty members receive Excellence in Innovation Award
"Five faculty members from the University of South Florida have been awarded the Excellence in Innovation Award for their exception achievements in innovation and translational research..."
November 14, 2013: USF startup attempts to tackle aging problems
"Natura Therapeutics, Inc., a startup company created at USF, might have found a treatment for the ails of aging..."
November 13, 2013: Former USF inventor hoping skateboard can carry him to success
"Novitzky invented the skateboard with a storage compartment between the wheels..."
November 6, 2013: Product created by USF startup Natura Therapeutics shown to improve decision making skills in older adults
"The results of a human clinical study have been published in the journal Rejuvenation Research..."
November 6, 2013: Decision-making improves for senior citizens with product from university startup company
"A human clinical study of older adults has demonstrated that participants who took NutraStem Cardio, a natural dietary supplement created by Natura Therapeutics..."
November 5, 2013: USF Offers Seed Capital To Companies In Technology Incubator
"A new source of capital is available for startups that were formed based on the licensing of University of South Florida (USF) technologies..."
October 29, 2013: USF Connect to give new grant to start-ups
"Research and technology start-ups coming out of the university may soon be provided with as much as $50,000, due to a new program launched by USF Connect..."
October 28, 2013: USF CONNECT wins industry achievement award
"USF CONNECT, the University of South Florida's business development organization , received the 2013 Excellence in Service Award at the Tampa Bay Technology Forum's 10th annual Industry Achievement Awards..."
October 28, 2013: New USF Student Innovation Incubator grand opening to kick off Global Entrepreneurship Week
"The University of South Florida will launch its new Student Innovation Incubator (SII) at USF CONNECT during the first annual B.E.A.T. (Building Entrepreneurship Around Tampa) event on Nov. 19..."
October 7, 2013: USF Connect supporting movement for Bradenton business incubator
"USF and Florida High Tech Corridor Council to provide matching funds to start the incubator (Bradenton Herald)."
September 25, 2013: USF CONNECT selected as a finalist in industry achievement award competition
"USF CONNECT has been named a finalist in the 10th annual Industry Achievement Awards competition by the Tampa Bay Technology Forum. The University of South Florida business development organization is a contender for the Excellence in Service award for the second year in a row..."
August 29, 2013: Tampa Bay Technology Company to provide Academic Planning Software to Pinellas and Hillsborough County School Districts
"Lighthouse Guidance Systems, Inc. (LHG Systems), a Florida based education technology company, has partnered with Pinellas and Hillsborough County school systems, providing its academic planning software..."
August 18, 2013: AbleNook designers offer alternative to disaster-relief tents and trailers
"The young designers behind the Ablenook believe utilitarian temporary shelters don't have to be unwieldy, ugly, or expensive..."
August 1, 2013: KeriCure, Inc. receives large distribution order from Publix
"KeriCure, Inc., developer of novel, cost effective topical wound care products, is partnering with Publix and will soon be selling the company's innovative technology in 855 Publix locations..."
July 3, 2013: Tampa Bay Medical Device Startup Signs Deal with Kroger
"KeriCure Inc., a startup medical device company specializing in wound care treatment products received its first purchase order from a major commercial retailer..."
July 2, 2013: Life Science startup joins USF Tampa Bay Technology Incubator
"Ascension Bio, LLC. has joined the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator (TBTI), part of USF CONNECT at the University of South Florida (USF)..."
June 20, 2013: Pinellas school upgrading academic planning
"Pinellas County public schools will utilize a newly created system next fall that will, school district officials hope, provide a better gauge of student progress..."
June 19, 2013: Intezyne acquires Niiki Pharma
"Intezyne Technologies has acquired Niiki Pharma, making Intezyne a development stage company with two compounds in early and mid-stage clinical development..."
June 13, 2013: Advanced Technologies & Testing Laboratories Inc is one of ten finalist competing in Sept showcase for $100,000
"Ten promising cleantech companies from throughout the Southeastern US have been selected for MegaWatt Ventures - an annual clean technology business plan competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy..."
June 4, 2013: Modelithics' COMPLETE Library v10.1 of simulation models available for AWR's Microwave Office EDA software
"AWR Corp of El Segundo, CA, USA, which supplies electronic design automation (EDA) software for designing RF and high-frequency components and systems, and Modelithics Inc of Tampa, FL..."
May 20, 2013: USF researchers find far-reaching, microvascular damage in uninjured side of the brain after stroke
"Findings suggest that blood-brain barrier integrity suffers days after ischemic stroke, leading to serious complications; repair of this protective barrier might prevent them..."
May 13, 2013: Tampa Bay WaVE Announces Second FirstWaVE Accelerator Class
"Tampa Bay WaVE, a non-profit that helps entrepreneurs turn ideas into growing technology ventures, announced its second FirstWaVE Accelerator class, comprised of 8 early-stage technology startups..."
April 1, 2013: Financial investigation and research company to join the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator
"Founded in 2012 by former FBI Agents, InvestDefense is a groundbreaking financial Investigation Agency and Research Lab that investigates, detects, and monitors financial and investment services in an effort to eliminate fraud and poor performance for individual investors..."
March 18, 2013: Saneron gets patent to process umbilical cord blood for therapeutic use in treating neurodegenerative diseases
"A patent issued to Saneron CCEL Therapeutics, Inc. and the University of South Florida may facilitate increased use of cord blood stem cells in medical therapies, according to Linda Kelley, chief scientific officer with Cryo-Cell International..."
March 15, 2013: Firm's patent could aid Parkinson's patients
"OLDSMAR - Patients with degenerative diseases such as Parkinson's or Huntington's disease, or multiple sclerosis, may potentially benefit from a new patent issued to Saneron CCEL Therapeutics Inc. and the University of South Florida. The patent covers a method that may enable increased use of cord blood stem cells in medical therapies, according to a Saneron investor..."
March 11, 2013: Oncoplus Pharma Joins the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator
"Oncoplus Pharma is a small molecule drug discovery company that develops and commercializes innovative therapies that treat cancer and other advanced diseases by developing new chemical entities using rational drug discovery. Oncoplus Pharma holds a patent and currently has active drug discovery programs in initial stages of development..."
December 3, 2012: MegaWatt Ventures Winner Joins USF Tampa Bay Technology Incubator
"Trash 2 Cash-Energy, LLC, (T2CE) winner of the 2012 MegaWatt Ventures competition has joined the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator (TBTI), part of USF CONNECT at the University of South Florida (USF)..."
November 2, 2012: Draper Lab, USF collaboration could boost biomedical industry
"TAMPA - A plastic chip about the size of a thumbnail could hold the key to treating stroke, Alzheimer's and other neurovascular diseases..."
November 6, 2012: Tampa Bay Technology Incubator company exhibited among Florida's most promising cleantech ventures
"Sixty companies within Florida's clean tech sector presented their technology at the Cleantech to Spacetech event on Sept. 20 and 21. The showcase event involving Florida Cleantech Acceleration Network (FL-CAN) Showcase, I2 Capital Acceleration Program, and Megawatt Ventures, provided a forum for clean tech enterprises to display their innovations to investors and industry leaders..."
October 25, 2012: KEMET and Modelithics Partner to Provide RF and Microwave Engineers Global(TM) Capacitor Models
"GREENVILLE, S.C. and TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading manufacturer of tantalum, ceramic, aluminum, film, paper and electrolytic capacitors, and Modelithics have partnered to provide highly accurate and scalable Global(TM) models of KEMET's CBR Series of capacitors, sizes 0201, 0402, 0603, and 0805, for RF and microwave applications..."
October 9, 2012: CTI: Leadership Training Firm Adds Jobs, Hiring
"The Center for Transformation and Innovation (CTI) has experienced tremendous growth and is planning to hire three additional employees by the end of the year..."
October 5, 2012: Tampa Bay Technology Incubator companies invited to present at the Southeast BIO Investor Forum
"Bioscience and medical technology companies considered among the most promising in the Southeast region will be presenting at the Southeast BIO (SEBIO) Investor Forum Oct. 31 through Nov. 1 in Palm Beach, FL. Modulation Therapeutics and Thar Pharmaceuticals, two companies in the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator (TBTI), at the University of South Florida (USF), are among 24 companies invited to present..."
October 1, 2012: Stem Cell Awareness Day seeks to educate public on stem cell research benefits
"Researchers at the University of South Florida (USF) have made great strides in the field of stem cell therapies, some of which have led to the creation of spinout companies that reside in USF CONNECT's Tampa Bay Technology Incubator (TBTI)..."
September 19, 2012: Partnership Awarded $1 Million Grant
"A regional partnership led by the University of South Florida has been awarded $1 million by the U.S. Commerce Department to support new web and mobile app ventures, a project designed to launch new companies and create hundreds of high-wage jobs in the greater Tampa Bay region, Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank announced Wednesday . . ."
September 11, 2012: New release of Modelithics model library for Microwave Office incorporates 50+ new models
"AWR Corp., the innovation leader in high-frequency EDA software, and Modelithics Inc., the industry leader in simulation models for RF, microwave, and millimeter-wave devices, have announced the release of Version 9.3 of the Modelithics® COMPLETE Library for AWR's Microwave Office high-frequency design software . . ."
August 31, 2012: Tampa Bay Technology Incubator company receives Phase 1 SBIR grant for multiple myeloma treatment
"Modulation Therapeutics, Inc. has been awarded a $156,202 Phase 1 SBIR grant from the National Cancer Institute. Modulation Therapeutics is part of the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator (TBTI), part of USF CONNECT at the USF Research Park in Tampa..."
August 29, 2012: Borda Technology is the newest member to join the USF Tampa Bay Technology Incubator
"Borda Technology, a high tech company specializing in radio frequency identification, or RFID, products and services has joined the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator (TBTI) through USF CONNECT at the University of South Florida..."
August 28, 2012: Educational software developer begins incubation process at USF's Tampa Bay Technology Incubator
"Lighthouse Guidance Systems, Inc. (LGS) has joined USF CONNECT's Tampa Bay Technology Incubator (TBTI) at the University of South Florida. Since 2010, the Florida-based educational technology company has developed tools for academic planning, with the goal of contributing to the advancement of modern education. In early 2012, LGS partnered with the Pinellas County School District to give parents and students the ability to view how the state of Florida, colleges and universities view grades and test scores academically..."
August 28, 2012: Cold chain technology start-up joins USF's Tampa Bay Technology Incubator
"Blueye, LLC (www.blueyellc.com) has joined the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator (TBTI), part of USF CONNECT at the University of South Florida. Blueye develops novel technologies for the cold chain logistics industry with products that increase the efficiency of temperature controlled supply chains, including the transportation of food, pharmaceuticals, and flowers..."
August 13, 2012: Tampa Bay Technology Incubator companies invited to showcase at the Republican National Convention Startup Expo
"The country's most innovative entrepreneurs and job creators are showcasing at Huffington Post's Startup Expo during the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Among these pioneering companies are Advanced Technologies & Testing Laboratories, Inc. (ATTL) and You Can Learn, Inc., two companies in the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator (TBTI), part of USF CONNECT at the University of South Florida (USF). . ."
July 9, 2012: Tampa Bay start-up joins forces with USF Tampa Bay Technology Incubator
"You Can Learn, Inc. (www.youcanlearn.com) has joined the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator (TBTI), part of USF CONNECT at the University of South Florida. You Can Learn, Inc. develops educational applications for tablet and mobile devices designed to enhance learning in and out of the classroom. With adaptable courses, lessons are able to meet the needs of individual students . . ."
July 1, 2012: Center for Transformation and Innovation Joins the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator
"The Center for Transformation and Innovation (CTI), LLC is the newest company to join the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator (TBTI), part of USF CONNECT at the University of South Florida. CTI provides customized leadership, strategy and innovation services to businesses in a multitude of industries such as service, technology, biotech, transportation, travel, academia, healthcare, energy, manufacturing, and government . . ."
June 15, 2012: Bioscience Industry Organization Opens Regional Member Office at the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator (TBTI)
"USF CONNECT welcomed its newest partner, BioFlorida, to the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator(TBTI) Tuesday, June 5. The statewide bioscience association has opened a regional member office within the TBTI, providing a valuable resource for life science companies in the area. Tom McLain, President of Claro Scientific and Scientific Co-chair of the Tampa Bay Chapter said . . ."
June 11, 2012: Modulation Therapeutics receives $500,000 from MMRF for cancer treatment
"The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) has awarded $500,000 through its Biotech Investment Award (BIA) program to Modulation Therapeutics, an early-stage pharmaceutical company which has licensed MTI-101 from the Moffitt Cancer Center . . ."
June 11, 2012: Saneron and South Texas Blood & Tissue Center to Collaborate
"Saneron CCEL Therapeutics, Inc. of Tampa, Florida, and South Texas Blood & Tissue Center of San Antonio, have signed a clinical supply and research collaboration agreement. Under the agreement, the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center will research approaches for recovering and processing proprietary mononuclear cells . . ."
May 30, 2012: USF spin-out Modelithics celebrates 11 years of success
"When University of South Florida (USF) researchers Lawrence Dunleavy and Thomas Weller founded Modelithics Inc. in 2001, they hoped that the company would grow into a market leader in measurement-based modeling of radio frequency and microwave components and semiconductor devices . . ."
April 4, 2012: Pleson Software Corporation Joins the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator Affiliate Program
"USF CONNECT would like to welcome its newest company, Pleson Software Corporation to the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator (TBTI) Affiliate Program. The company was founded in 2010 by Robert Campbell . . ."
March 26, 2012: Modelithics and AWR Sign Reseller Agreement
"AWR Corporation, the innovation leader in high-frequency EDA software, and Modelthics Inc., have signed a global reseller agreement for. . ."
February 6, 2012: Ability Worldwide, Inc. Joins the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator
"USF CONNECT would like to welcome its newest company, Ability Worldwide, Inc. to the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator (TBTI). The company was founded in 2010 . . ."
January 11, 2012: Modulation Therapeutics Joins the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator.
"USF CONNECT would like to welcome its newest company, Modulation Therapeutics, to the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator (TBTI). The company was founded in 2011 . . ."
December 5, 2011: USF Technology Transfer Ranked in Top 20 for licensing income received in FY2010
"Top 20 technology transfer programs among universities included in the autm survey, ranked by 2010 licensing income."
November 17, 2011: Claro Scientific Wins Key Competition at Investor Forum
"USF CONNECT incubator company is advancing a technology designed to detect infection-causing bacteria (Tampa Bay Business Journal) . . ."
August 31, 2011: Document Management Contract for NJPA Members Awarded to DocuVantage
"Document Advantage Corporation has announced its selection by the NJPA, National Joint Powers Alliance, to serve as a preferred provider of Electronic Document Management Software and Services to its fast growing membership of 35,000 organizations . . ."
June 14, 2011: Intezyne: Grad School Lab Mates Hatch Cancer-Fighting Biotech Firm At USF Incubator.
"Treating cancer is tricky business and chemotherapy presents the biggest challenge of all . . ."
February 14, 2011: Tampa Bay Technology Incubator Announces Graduation and Expansion of EMS, Inc.
"EMS, Inc. will "graduate" from the USF CONNECT Tampa Bay Technology Incubator at a celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at 5:00 p.m., in the USF Research Park Galleria at 3720 Spectrum Boulevard on the University of South Florida Tampa campus. The event will include speakers and an exhibition of EMS products . . ."
February 8, 2011: Gates Foundation supports malaria research at USF, Draper Lab.
"University of South Florida and Draper Laboratory will collaborate on research funded by two grants totaling $5.45 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation . . ."
January 19, 2011: Solar House Competition Heats Up.
"The student team is fine-tuning the house design and fundraising efforts are underway to cover the cost of the project . . ."
January 10, 2011: Claro Scientific, LLC selected to Present at Florida Venture Forum.
"Seven companies from the Tampa Bay area are among the 19 Florida companies scheduled to make a pitch for funding at the Florida Venture Forum . . . "
January 7, 2011: MiMedx Group, Inc. to Present at the 13th Annal Needham Growth Conference.
"MiMedx Group, Inc. (MDXG), an integrated developer, manufacturer and marketer of patent protected biomaterial-based products, announced today that it will present at the 13th Annual Needham Growth Conference in New York . . ."
January 6, 2011: Brogan, Parker Visit USF.
"The University of South Florida is "perfectly set" to meet the goals of the State University System's New Florida initiative and its ambition of building high-tech, high-wage industries, President Judy Genshaft told Florida Board of Governors Chair Ava Parker and Chancellor Frank Brogan in a day-long tour of USF's high-impact projects . . ."
January 5, 2011: MiMedx Completes Acquisition of Surgical Biologics.
"MiMedx Group, Inc. (OTCBB: MDXG), an integrated developer, manufacturer and marketer of patent protected biomaterial-based products, announced today the completion of the purchase of Surgical Biologics, a leader in the development of tissue processing techniques for creating implants for a variety of surgical indications from amnion membranes . . ."
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