UF Innovate Pathways
UF Innovate | Pathways serves to empower innovators with training and resources to support innovation and commercialization at UF. Whether you are a faculty member, postdoctoral associate, staff, or student, take advantage of these programs to enhance your knowledge and advance your ideas to market. This monthly newsletter is a chance for you to review upcoming events and easily register for them.
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Commercialization Training and Support Resources
UF Innovate | Pathways serves to empower innovators with training and resources to support innovation and commercialization at UF. Whether you are a faculty member, postdoctoral associate, staff, or student, take advantage of these programs to enhance your knowledge and advance your ideas to market. Looking for training, funding support, competitions, or challenges? This is the place.
Community Calendar for Entrepreneurs
Gainesville Startup Community
Learn more about upcoming programs and events of interest to entrepreneurs. If you’re hosting an event, you can submit an event to add to the calendar.
March 22 Deadline
M2D2 IMPACT Accelerator Program
IMPACT is a 12-week accelerator program that aims to advance early-stage medical device and biotech companies who have been impacted by the pandemic and/or are addressing key health security challenges. Up to 10 startups will be selected for the cohort and will go through a series of educational workshops, mentorship and more.
IMPACT participants will pitch their innovation to a panel of investors and have the opportunity for one-on-one follow-on meetings. University spin-outs are welcomed and encouraged to apply. The IMPACT Program is being sponsored by Amgen, Asahi Intecc, BARDA DRIVe, Boston Scientific, Hologic, Johnson & Johnson Innovation and Sarepta Therapeutics. Special interest in devices intended to simplify and improve therapeutic procedures in the women’s health space, filling treatment gaps and advancing patient care.
March 28 & April 20
I-Corps South Super Regional Spring 2022 Cohort
I-Corps is a program of the National Science Foundation (NSF) that equips researchers and entrepreneurs with the tools to validate the value proposition of their ideas from the perspective of potential customers. The workshop is a hands-on introduction to the process of Customer Discovery designed to give the entrepreneur insight into how future customers will respond to products that are developed by the new venture. The workshop series runs over four weeks during which are 3 workshops along with 20 customer interviews.
The Spring 2022 Cohort will be hosted by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Email Shawn Carson at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
Office of Technology Licensing
More UF Resources
UF Innovate | Tech Licensing works with innovators, entrepreneurs, investors and industry partners to maximize the potential of University of Florida innovations through commercialization for the global good. Founded in 1985, Tech Licensing receives more than 300 invention disclosures, executes more than 100 commercial transactions and launches nearly 20 companies each year. In 2017, the Milken Institute ranked the University of Florida third in the nation for its tech commercialization efforts.
With the benefit of UF Innovate’s two business incubators and its Ventures organization, Tech Licensing connects researchers with investors and industry to lead them through the commercialization process.
Be sure to check the Events web page for information about seminars and workshops about building professional skills important for the tech transfer and entrepreneurship career pathway.