October 18-20 | Tucson, AZ

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UF, UF Health to create new technology innovation incubator

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October 18-20, 2023 / Tucson, AZ
The annual summit for research institution gap fund and accelerator programs, including proof of concept programs, startup accelerators, and university venture funds

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The University of Florida and the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at UF Health announced today the creation of a new Research and Technology Innovation Incubator.

Selected for support through UF President Ben Sasse’s strategic funding process, this 20,000-square-foot space will serve as a state-of-the-art hub for interdisciplinary collaborations among the colleges. The $960,000 initiative also will establish the Fixel Institute as an international destination for leading-edge science and collaboration.

After UF received $130 million in new funding from the Florida Legislature this year, Sasse established that more than half of it must be used for strategic purposes. Thus far, $24 million has been given to college deans directly to support strategic uses of these funds, and another $50 million will be available through a competitive selection process across the university’s colleges and administrative units. In the first round, awarded in October, 19 projects received funding.

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