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October 28, 2015: "Florida named one of the most entrepreneurial states "
"The Florida High Tech Corridor Council Matching Grants Research Program has been named a winner of the SSTI (State Science & Technology Institute) 2015 Excellence in Technology-based Economic Development (TBED) award..."
October 26, 2015: "Alliance launches effort to tie together real estate around USF, University Mall, MOSI "
"Efforts to transform the thousands of acres surrounding the University of South Florida into a vibrant innovation district will officially kick off this week..."
October 14, 2015: "Florida named one of the most entrepreneurial states "
"If you're looking for a good place to start your small business, Florida should be high on your list, according to a new study by NerdWallet..."
October 14, 2015: "Global Trade Magazine Recognizes Tampa Bay as One of the Top 10 Most Innovative Locations "
"Global Trade magazine recently released its 4th Annual America's 105 Best Cities for Global Trade, and the city of Tampa made the list..."
October 6, 2015: "USF Innovators Sending First Device Converting Waste to Energy to India "
"After more than a decade of development, a device created by USF Associate Professor of Engineering Daniel Yeh and his team of graduate students, will soon take the next step toward solving several serious issues facing countries around the world..."
October 5, 2015: "Seven inventors, including Henry Ford, inducted into the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame "
"Automotive pioneer Henry Ford, Nobel Laureate Robert Grubbs, and founder of the National Academy of Inventors Paul Sanberg were among the seven inventors inducted into the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame on Oct. 2, 2015, at the InterContinental Hotel in Tampa..."
September 2, 2015: "EPA allocates $1.9 million to small businesses to help support the nation's green economy "
"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced almost $2 million to 19 small businesses nationwide to develop and commercialize technologies that tackle critical environmental problems..."
September 1, 2015: "USF's Status as I-Corps Site Takes Ideas from 'Beaker to Boardroom' "
"Working with principal investigator Kyle Reed and mentor David Huizenga, they are bringing one of those concepts- an adapter for crutches - to the marketplace..."
August 27, 2015: "Tournament officials, USF team up to study economic impact of Valspar Championship"
"A team of University of South Florida business students have spent the past year evaluating the economic impact of the Valspar Championship in Tampa Bay..."
August 24, 2015: "Florida: Where climate is right for American inventors"
"As state mottoes go, the Sunshine State isn't bad, but Florida may want to see if California is willing to loan out "Eureka!" Judging by the steady rise in university patents over the past 45 years, Florida may be better known as the place where the climate is just right for American inventors..."
August 23, 2015: "Performance-based funding gets $8 million cut"
"Local leaders want to create an "One way university officials can evaluate USF's yearly success is its performance-based funding figure - a source of millions of dollars in funding determined by how well USF performs as a university..."
August 19, 2015: "Innovation corps will help USF turn academics, students into inventors"
"Local leaders want to create an "innovation district" around the University of South Florida and its most promising academics and inventors..."
August 14, 2015: "USF to resume research in Cuba as U.S. reopens embassy"
"Secretary of State John Kerry will help raise the stars and stripes in Havana after the U.S. and Cuban governments officially restored diplomatic relations last month..."
August 14, 2015: "Silicon Valley Data Science buys piece of Health Integrated"
"Tampa-based Health Integrated announced a new strategic partnership with specialty consulting firm Silicon Valley Data Science..."
August 4, 2015: "USF leads Florida charge to stop cyber crimes"
"Superman doesn't need a cape or superhuman abilities to save the world these days. Instead, he (or she) needs an ability to analyze data, spot potential breaches and plug Internet holes to keep the world safe from 21st century's thieves known as computer hackers..."
August 3, 2015: "Residential Acoustics, creator of AcoustiCurtain, opens new Tampa manufacturing facility "
"Residential Acoustics, a Tampa Bay Technology Incubator company founded in 2013, has opened a new manufacturing facility at 1519 W. Cypress Street. Tampa, FL 33603, holding a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 24, 2015. Residential Acoustics produces soundproofing curtains that block out unwanted noise in homes..."
July 22, 2015: "University of South Florida joins national discussion on science and research policy "
"USF was one of the 10 universities discussing the future of research at the AAU and Science Coalition 'All Things Research 2015'.."
July 17, 2015: "University of South Florida joins national discussion on science and research policy "
"The University of South Florida continues to distinguish itself and the entire Tampa Bay area by joining elite institutions in the number patents granted year in and year out..."
June 30, 2015: "(YouTube) Transformair Grand Prize winner for Solid Con 2015 in San Francisco "
"Transformair wins grand prize at hardware and software convention..."
June 19, 2015: "(Tampa Bay Times) Fiancee's request to 'keep it down!' leads to soundproof curtain business in Tampa"
"Residential Acoustics expands in the Tampa Bay market..."
June 16, 2015: "University of South Florida ranks 10th in the nation for U.S. patents"
"USF is in the top 15 in the world for the fifth year in a row, places first in Florida..."
May 28, 2015: "RF Applications Engineer Laura Levesque explains the latest developments for her company at the 2015 IMS show in Phoenix, Arizona"
"RF Applications Engineer Laura Levesque explains the latest developments for her company at the 2015 IMS show in Phoenix, Arizona..."
May 13, 2015: "Agilis Biotherapeutics and the University of South Florida Enter Into Worldwide, Exclusive License Agreement for Angelman Syndrome Gene Therapy"
"Agilis' collaboration with Dr. Weeber and USF will target the genetic malfunctions of AS using gene therapy to deliver a corrective UBE3a gene to rescue neurological deficits in patients suffering from this rare disease..."
May 11, 2015: "(GLOBE NEWSWIRE) White Cloud Electronic Cigarettes announces R&D expansion"
"White Cloud Electronic Cigarettes today announced the expansion of its internal Research and Development program..."
May 5, 2015: "(Business Wire) Healthbox Expands Healthcare Innovation Ecosystem into South Florida"
"USF CONNECT Tampa Bay Technology Company selected as One of Ten Newest Innovative Companies Coming to Miami..."
March 31, 2015: "USF and Tampa Bay WaVE Partnership Receives $500,000 Grant to Increase Region's Entrepreneurship"
"U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced that the University of South Florida, in partnership with Tampa Bay WaVE, is among the first 26 recipients of the 2014 Regional Innovation Strategies program grants. The USF-Tampa Bay WaVE partnership received a $500,000 i6 Challenge grant..."
March 24, 2015: "Paul Sanberg of the University of South Florida Named 2015 Medalist of the Florida Academy of Sciences
"Paul R. Sanberg, senior vice president for research, innovation and economic development at the University of South Florida in Tampa and president of the National Academy of Inventors, has been named the 2015 Medalist of the Florida Academy of Sciences. The award was announced on Mar. 20 at the annual banquet of the Florida Academy of Sciences..."
March 21, 2015: "Local entrepreneurs to be showcased at international festival
"Twenty-three Tampa Bay area start-up companies are set to take part in the world's largest crowdfunding festival next month, including two that have utilized USF's business incubator to get started..."
March 19, 2015: "USF still a top performing public university
"The University of South Florida remains one of the state's top-performing public universities, according to a Florida Board of Governors announcement Wednesday..."
March 19, 2015: "Movers and Shakers: Board of Governors Reappoints Two to USF Board of Trustees
"Two University of South Florida Board of Trustees members have been reappointed by the Florida Board of Governors..."
March 17, 2015: "Bill Nye 'The Science Guy' to give free lecture at USF
"Scientist, comedian and TV personality Bill Nye will be the next guest at the University of South Florida's University Lecture Series..."
March 12, 2015: "Paul R. Sanberg to be Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite
"WASHINGTON, D.C.- The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the pending induction of Paul R. Sanberg, Ph.D., Distinguished University Professor of Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, and Business; Senior Vice President for Research, Innovation & Economic Development, Division of Research and Innovation, University of South Florida, to its College of Fellows..."
March 10, 2015: "USF Tampa wins green awards for renewable energy project
"When Hometalk, the largest home improvement and garden how-to online network, wanted to offer readers cool eco-friendly and sustainable ideas for green living, they turned to the nation's universities and colleges..."
March 9, 2015: "Jordan Zimmerman's $10 million gift will remake, rename USF School of Mass Communications
"He helped craft the "Just Say No" anti-drug campaign of the 80s as an undergrad. When Madison Avenue wouldn't hire him, he built his own advertising agency..."
February 25, 2015: "USF small business center offers entrepreneurship certificate program
"The University of South Florida's Small Business Development Center is teaming up again with USF CONNECT to host a six-part series on the basics of starting a business..."
February 24, 2015: "145 Universities warn congress pending patent legislation would harm U.S. innovation system
"145 Universities warn congress pending patent legislation would harm U.S. innovation system..."
February 17, 2015: "Longtime USF Supporter Lynn Pippenger makes $10 million gift to School of Accountancy
"The University of South Florida announced today that its School of Accountancy will be named for Lynn Pippenger, a long-time supporter..."
February 6, 2015: "Largest National Cancer Institute research awards in Florida in 2014
"TBTI Company, Intezyne, is ranked at #7 for the largest National Cancer Institute research awards in Florida in 2014..."
January 31, 2015: "Guidmii helps high school students point toward the future
"Like most freshman, Abagail Meler, 14, had a lot to learn when she made the leap to East Bay High School..."
January 29, 2015: "The American Hospital Association Exclusively Endorses Physician Leadership Training and Development Services from The Physician Leadership Institute
"Chicago, Jan. 29, 2015 - The American Hospital Association (AHA) announced today that it has exclusively endorsed Physician Leadership Training and Development Services from The Physician Leadership Institute(PLI). .."
January 29, 2015: "Call for Nomination
"The National Medal of Technology and Innovation is America's highest honor for technological achievement and innovation. It is presented annually by the President of the United States at a White House ceremony..."
January 28, 2015: "USF cybersecurity program gets $300k boost
"The National Science Foundation is giving University of South Florida $300,000 to teach students cybersecurity using actual cases..."
January 28, 2015: "Tampa Bay Partnership Identifies USF Health Funding as Major Priority
"The Tampa Pay Partnership has identified the securing of funding to begin construction on University of South Florida Health in Downtown Tampa as a top priority for the 2015 legislative session..."
January 20, 2015: "USF at the center of cybersecurity
"Americans have become so apprehensive over their own cybersecurity that President Barack Obama felt the need to address the issue in this year's State of the Union..."
January 19, 2015: "USF startups make their pitches at entrepreneurs summit
" TAMPA -- Dozens of startup companies competed for a shot at investor money and top honors last week at a summit in Tampa..."
January 18, 2015: "Inaugural class starts USF Doctor of Business Administration program
"TAMPA - James Stikeleather picked up his University of South Florida identification card, and envisioned approaching a retail counter..."
January 16, 2015: "Coming soon: The 25th USF Health Research Day is Feb. 20
"This year's event - held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the USF Marshall Student Center - marks the 25th anniversary of the annual effort to bring together USF's emerging scientists and showcase their newest research..."
January 14, 2015: "Two USF startup companies in "Final Four" of Business Pitch Competition
"Two of the four companies competing in the final round of the Access to Capital Business Pitch Competition are University of South Florida startup companies..."
January 13, 2015: "
Ten inventors from Florida SUS institutions elected as Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors
"The Tampa Innovation Alliance has taken a first step toward revitalizing and redeveloping the neighborhoods long known as "Ten academic inventors from four universities and two research institutes that are part of the State University System of Florida have been elected as 2014 Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI)..."
January 13, 2015: "Tampa Innovation Alliance: Creating plans, partnerships and sense of place
"The Tampa Innovation Alliance has taken a first step toward revitalizing and redeveloping the neighborhoods long known as "suitcase city" for the historically transient nature of residents living near the University of South Florida's Tampa campus..."
January 12, 2015: "USF professors lend interdisciplinary expertise to cutting-edge medical alert system
"A pair of USF professors from seemingly disparate disciplines are helping to further develop and refine a new medical alert system with state-of-the-art potential..."
December 26, 2014: 5 intriguing USF inventions patented in the past year
"University of South Florida is the 12th highest academic patent producer in the country and among the top 300 U.S. patent owners worldwide..."
December 17, 2014: "Opportunity of a lifetime" for USF and Tampa Bay region
" Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik unveiled his vision for the redevelopment of Tampa's waterfront district today - a vision that includes co-locating the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and USF Health Heart Institute on land he has offered to donate..."
December 15, 2014: Tampa Bay Region Makes Several "Best of..." Lists in 2014
"The Tampa Bay region and its cities made several "Best of..." lists in 2014. Here's a rundown of a few of them aggregated from the Tampa Bay Business Journal:..."
December 11, 2014: STEM Genesis wins first annual B.E.A.T. Pitch Competition
"STEM Genesis, LLC, won this year's First Annual Pitch Competition at USF CONNECT's 2nd Annual "Building Entrepreneurship Around Tampa" (B.E.A.T.) event on Nov. 18, 2014 at the University of South Florida..."
December 4, 2014: USF CONNECT's global entrepreneurship B.E.A.T. event inspires innovation
" Business leaders, entrepreneurial support organizations, community dignitaries, and local media outlets gathered to support local entrepreneurs at the USF CONNECT 2nd annual "Building Entrepreneurship Around Tampa" (B.E.A.T.) event on Nov, 18, 2014 at the University of South Florida..."
November 20, 2014: USF, science companies get $250K to commercialize research
"The National Science Foundation is giving University of South Florida researchers and life science company mentors $250,000 in grants to help move projects from the laboratory to the marketplace..."
November 19, 2014: USF students' innovation on display during USF Connect
" As part of USF Connect, the university's student innovation incubator program, entrepreneurs displayed products using drones, robotics and smartphones, among others..."
November 7, 2014: USF technology with potential to transform cancer treatment licensed by TransGenex Nanobiotech
"Innovative 3D "tumor-on-a-dish" could lead to new cancer drugs..."
November 6, 2014: Law firm opens satellite at USF Connect incubator
"The law firm of Shumaker Loop & Kendrick will open a new office at University of South Florida's business development space..."
November 3, 2014: USF innovations displayed at the Smithsonian
"Two licensed technologies from the University of South Florida were displayed as part of the Innovation Festival at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum..."
November 3, 2014: Entrepreneurs sought for USF's Fast 56
"Sometimes it's OK to go fast..."
October 29, 2014: USF scientists develop natural brain supplement
" One of the most prevalent diseases in older adults is also one of the most disheartening; families of those stricken with Alzheimer's disease know this better than anyone..."
October 28, 2014: University of South Florida professors win a record 14 awards for research
" Fourteen faculty members from the University of South Florida have been awarded the USF Outstanding Research Achievement Award for faculty who have received national and international peer recognition for their research in the last calendar year..."
October 23, 2014: Visit Tampa Bay honors seven for bringing tourist dollars
" Visit Tampa Bay shined the light Thursday on seven individuals who helped bring in millions in tourism dollars this year..."
October 22, 2014: University of South Florida team selected as finalist in the $2.25 million Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE
" A team of engineers from the University of South Florida has been selected as one of 11 finalists in the $2.25 million Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE, a global competition to develop breakthrough medical sensing technologies that will ultimately enable faster diagnoses and easier personal health monitoring..."
October 19, 2014: USF ready to train more health insurance navigators
" Once again, the University of South Florida is stepping up to help people enter the health insurance marketplace..."
October 15, 2014: STEM Genesis joins USF's Tampa Bay Technology Incubator to advance technology development and commercialization
"Technologies include drug delivery system and method of capturing marine energy..."
October 7, 2014: Students develop nail decal to detect date rape drugs
"Research by the Centers for Disease Control Prevention claims that nearly one in five women have been raped. Sexual violence also came to the forefront recently when Emma Watson addressed the issue at the U.N. Headquarters in New York last month..."
September 30, 2014: University of South Florida breaks records for new patents, licenses and startup companies
"The University of South Florida set new records for patents, licenses, and startup companies during the 2013-2014 fiscal year, with 113 new U.S. patents (up 49 percent from last year), 91 licenses and options for USF-developed technology (up 21 percent), and 11 new startup companies (up 22 percent)..."
September 29, 2014: Supplement improves cognitive performance in older adults, USF researchers find
"Declines in the underlying brain skills needed to think, remember and learn are normal in aging. In fact, this cognitive decline is a fact of life for most older Americans..."
September 27, 2014: USF grad student's 'Aquamelon' juice to soon hit shelves
"TAMPA - A University of South Florida graduate student is behind a new product called Aquamelon that is slated to hit shelves in a few days..."
September 26, 2014: Meet the most innovative companies in America
"Which company is the most innovative one in America?..."
September 25, 2014: USF sets another record with $428 million for research
"TAMPA - The University of South Florida piled on another record for research grants and contacts, bringing in $428 million in the last academic year..."
September 16, 2014: Student entrepreneur creates fresh watermelon business
"Desmond Williams, a business administration graduate student and paraprofessional at the USF Center for Entrepreneurship, founded the company that produces Aquamelon Water..."
September 16, 2014: The Princeton Review & Entrepreneur Magazine Name The Top 50 Schools For Entrepreneurship Programs For 2015
"The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine announced today the results of The Princeton Review's annual survey that names the top 25 undergraduate schools and top 25 graduate schools offering the best programs for entrepreneurship studies in the nation..."
September 5, 2014: Fall 2014 FSBDC Entrepreneurship Certificate Program at USF CONNECT
"Six-course program ensures solid understanding of entrepreneurship fundamentals (USF CONNECT)..."
August 29, 2014: USF CONNECT welcomes 8 new companies
"Technology incubator supports companies through research, business development tools and government resources (USF CONNECT)..."
July 22, 2014: KeriCure Invisible Bandage Expands Product Line, Seeks Capital Funding
"KeriCure is a proprietary invisible bandage product that provides a natural, safe, effective way to heal topical wounds..."
July 15, 2014: 1Apple Grocery an Oasis in a 'Food Desert'
"USF students have opened 1Apple Grocery, a new store in Plant City that targets members of the Florida WIC program (WUSF Beat)..."
July 15, 2014: USF names new director of innovation and incubation programs
"Stephanie Ashley joined the University of South Florida Research & Innovation and USF Research Foundation as director of innovation and incubation programs..."
June 30, 2014: Local startup creates serious game for healthcare
"Smart Reflection is a serious game developer creating a new technology that will provide consistent, state-of-the-art training to existing and soon-to-be professionals in the medical field..."
June 30, 2014: New wet laboratory facilities open at the USF Research Park
"The Tampa Bay Technology Incubator has strengthened its research presence in the biotechnology market by opening additional wet lab facilities in the USF Research Park at the University of South Florida in Tampa..."
June 25, 2014: USF Magazine Summer 2014 now available online
"Student Innovation Incubator story and other research stories are available online..."
June 17, 2014: Florida's research universities tops noted Research Triangle for patent awards
"Florida's three major universities are combining to be more of an innovative powerhouse than either the distinguished Research Triangle in North Carolina or the Texas university system..."
June 17, 2014: Florida's research universities tops noted Research Triangle for patent awards
"Florida's three major universities are combining to be more of an innovative powerhouse than either the distinguished Research Triangle in North Carolina or the Texas university system..."
June 11, 2014: University of South Florida ranks 12th among universities worldwide for U.S. patents
"USF is in the top 15 in the world for the fourth year in a row..."
June 5, 2014: High Tech Facilities for Scientific Innovation [VIDEO]
"Tampa Bay Technology Incubator's new wet lab facilities located in the heart of USF Research Park (YouTube)..."
May 22, 2014: Brain power in a pill
"Researchers from the University of South Florida have created a new supplement that aims to improve your memory..."
May 20, 2014: Foggy On Details? USF Researchers Patent Formula To Enhance Brainpower
"Researchers at the University of South Florida have bottled an elixir for aging brains that harnesses the power of blueberries and green tea..."
April 30, 2014: KeriCure, Inc. Launches New Line of Animal Wound Care Products
"KeriCure's Tough Seal and Champion Seal now available for purchase..."
April 26, 2014: USF faculty and TransGenex co-founder receives Global Corporate Award in Nanotechnology
"The Global Corporate Alliance honors Shyam Mohapatra with a global corporate award in nanotechnology..."
April 22, 2014: USF named one of nation's greenest universities
"The University of South Florida has been named one of the top green schools in the United States by Princeton Review (Bay News 9)..."
April 22, 2014: USF Student Innovation
"Dez Williams, co-founder of the Student Innovation Incubator and founder of AquaMelon Water, talks with Bay News 9 (Bay News 9)..."
April 9, 2014: Residential Acoustics, LLC
"Residential Acoustics, LLC is a Tampa startup that designs and manufactures soundproofing curtains that block noise passing through windows and doors..."
April 1, 2014: KeriCure Donates Products to Tampa Charitable Organizations
"Local Liquid Bandage Company Provides Charities with Samples for those in Need..."
March 25, 2014: USF's 'Superheroes' getting students excited about science
"The Superhero Training Network is a program that helps elementary school students to get excited about science (Bay News 9)..."
March 24, 2014: Natura Therapeutics' Line of Products Available Nationwide at Kroger Supermarkets
"NutraStem Cardio®, NutraStem Active® and NutraStem Bone & Joint in approximately 800 Kroger stores..."
March 19, 2014: Spyglass Technologies Receives Exclusive License to Commercialize SRI International's Underwater Mass Spectrometer
"USF Center for Ocean Technology developed MIMS technology now used by SRI International (DigitalJournal.com)..."
March 19, 2014: Borda Technology Markets Active and Passive RFID Healthcare Solution in the U.S.
"TBTI RFID startup Borda Technology has begun marketing its asset-management and real-time location system (RTLS) solutions for the healthcare market in the United States..."
March 5, 2014: Tampa startup creates innovative soundproofing curtain
"Residential Acoustics, LLC, has joined the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator (TBTI), part of USF CONNECT at the University of South Florida (USF)..."
March 5, 2014: Scientific League launches Kickstarter campaign to help fund Superhero Training Network video series
"Scientific League, LLC, announced the launch of a Kickstarter campaign to fund the next volume of their educational video series, the Superhero Training Network (STN)..."
March 4, 2014: Tampa Entrepreneurs Create Innovative Solution To Noise Disturbance
"Three entrepreneurs in Tampa have created the solution for noise disturbance for both commercial businesses and residents with a product that goes beyond absorbing noise to keep the noise from entering in the first place..."
March 3, 2014: Academic planning app for tracking student progress is now called "Guidmii"
"Lighthouse Guidance Systems rebrands its educational software and launches new website..."
February 21, 2014: Extraordinary Woman - Kerriann Greenhalgh
"An organic chemist, wife, and mother of one son and four rescue dogs, Kerriann Greenhalgh grew up in Tampa. She was one of the first..."
February 21, 2014: AVX Announces Latest Collaboration With Modelithics
"AVX & RF/Microwave simulation provider Modelithics are developing 40+ new highly accurate, part-value & substrate scalable models for AVX surface mount capacitor, inductor, coupler, & diplexer product lines (Wall Street Journal)..."
February 20, 2014: RashEndZ, Inc. joins USF Tampa Bay Technology Incubator
"RashEndZ, Inc. (www.rashendz.com) has joined the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator, part of USF CONNECT at the University of South Florida in Tampa..."
February 19, 2014: RashEndZ, Inc. joins USF Tampa Bay Technology Incubator
"RashEndZ, Inc. (www.rashendz.com) has joined the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator, part of USF CONNECT at the University of South Florida in Tampa..."
February 18, 2014: Fly Tribes startup envisions global sustainability for natives
"Fly Tribes is a charter company in the new business incubator at USF (83 Degrees)..."
February 12, 2014: Students leave for USF Day at Capitol
"Eighty students will spend the day in Tallahassee with USF administrators and lobbyists, meeting more than 50 Florida House of Representative and Senate members to talk about USF's goals and priorities (The Oracle)..."
January 28, 2014: FindMyClass App Navigates Campus For College Students
"A mobile app launched at the University of South Florida takes away the guesswork involved in finding classrooms on campus..."
January 15, 2014: Free High-Accuracy Simulation Models
"Mini-Circuits has worked together with modeling and measurement specialists, Modelithics to give you twenty-five new, FREE, high-accuracy substrate-scalable simulation models for Mini-Circuits products..."
January 14, 2014: USF opens incubator to hatch students' businesses [VIDEO]
"What do a Tampa neighborhood grocery store, a watermelon juice maker and an online marketplace for goods from indigenous tribes around the world have in common?..."
December 25, 2013: USF invention helps close wounds big and small
"The University of South Florida ranks 10th among universities worldwide in U.S. patents. One of the inventions that's putting USF on the map is a liquid bandage that helps close wounds both big and small..."
December 22, 2013: Invention hotbed University of South Florida among world's top patent holders
"KeriCure liquid bandage product is in 900 Publix and 200 Kroger stores. She's lobbying for its use in post-surgical settings and dermatology..."
December 20, 2013: The President's Report Winter 2013
"A Video Message from President Judy Genshaft (USF News)."
December 18, 2013: USF among top universities earning patents
"The University of South Florida is one the top earners of patents among universities worldwide..."
December 17, 2013: 3 Florida universities rank in top 25 for patents
"The University of South Florida, the University of Central Florida and the University of Florida ranked among the top 25 universities in the world for the number of patents awarded in 2012, above academic powerhouses such as Northwestern, Harvard and Duke..."
December 6, 2013: USF Inventors Head to Smithsonian - Finally
"The third time will hopefully be the charm for a pair of University of South Florida inventors who are scheduled to speak in Washington, DC, this weekend..."
December 3, 2013: USF Inventions Featured at Smithsonian Innovation Event
"Rolling Dance Chair and SkateCase inventors will present their inventions Dec. 8 (Smithsonian.com)..."
December 2, 2013: USF getting more respect as research institution
"The University of South Florida's long-standing goal is to be an upper echelon research institution. A new federal research ranking survey shows USF is making progress toward that goal by putting its money where its dreams are..."
December 2, 2013: USF rises in national research rankings
"The University of South Florida moved up in the federal government's ranking of research to No. 43, up ten spots from last year..."
November 21, 2013: USF startup wins green-business award
"Trash2Cash-Energy LLC, a University of South Florida startup company, was named a finalist at the 2013 Southeast Region Finals of the Cleantech Open, the world's largest accelerator for clean-technology companies..."
November 20, 2013: USF Research Opens Student Innovation Incubator to Launch Inventions
"University officials joined by community leaders who champion the region's push toward an innovation economy formally launched USF's new Student Innovation Incubator Tuesday as a unique place for student inventors and entrepreneurs to learn, collaborate and launch their new businesses..."
November 20, 2013: USF Startup named finalist for the 2013 Southeast Region Finals of the Cleantech Open
"Trash2Cash-Energy LLC, a University of South Florida startup company, has been named as a finalist at the 2013 Southeast Region Finals of the Cleantech Open, the world's largest accelerator for clean technology companies..."
November 20, 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: The Top New Companies That Will Dominate Salesforce's Dreamforce
"TBTI company KiteDesk will be flying high above Dreamforce because it's one the best new social selling solutions I've seen in a long time (Forbes.com)..."
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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