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UF Innovate
September 2020
Three UF Innovate | Hub companies among the first round of the 2020 GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Finalists

UF Innovate | The Hub and GrowFL are pleased to announce that three Hub companies – residents Admiral and Rapid Genomics and alum Feathr – were among the first round of the 2020 GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch finalists.

The Business Report
September 2020
UF Innovate | Tech Licensing Celebrates Best Year Ever

UF researchers have made more discoveries and licensed more technologies than ever in the fiscal year.

UF News
September 2020
UF ascends to No. 6 in U.S. News & World Report rankings (UFNews)

U.S. News & World Report today named the University of Florida the No. 6 public university in the nation.

Viviana Moreno
July 2020
UF Innovate | Sid Martin Biotech Top Global Incubator for Third Time

UF Innovate | Sid Martin Biotech received the highest honors from the InBIA for the record third time.

Viviana Moreno
June 2020
UF Nationally Recognized as No. 1 in Innovation Impact

The University of Florida's research efforts is nationally recognized in a no. 1 ranking in innovation impact.

Viviana Moreno
June 2020
Gainesville Innovation District's Business Incubator UF Innovate | The Hub Celebrates 10th Anniversary

UF Innovate | The Hub Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Ian Reitsma
May 2020
Hammock Huts Arrive in the Innovation District

Looking to lounge around? Enjoy the hum and buzz of the Innovation District while relaxing on the all-new Hammock stations.

Ian Reitsma
May 2020
Law Firms Experiencing an Influx in Business Due To COVID-19

Law firms are experiencing an increase in business as the novel Coronavirus pandemic sweeps the nation.

Ian Reitsma
April 2020
The Fight Against COVID-19: Noachis Terra to Make Headquarters in Gainesville

A new biotech company moves to UF Innovate | The Hub in Gainesville, FL to begin development of a vaccine for the novel coronavirus.

Viviana Moreno
March 2020
Local Space Startup SATLANTIS Makes Big Strides in Satellite Market

New Space specialist SATLANTIS has made great strides in the industry.

Chuck Ellis
February 2020
Feeding Inspiration in the Heart of Gainesville - The 4th Avenue Food Park

The Gainesville Innovation District has much to offer, especially with the 4th Avenue Food Park dishing up various options to grab a great bite to eat.

Viviana Moreno
February 2020
Satchel’s Pizza Announces Second Location in the Gainesville Innovation District

Satchel's Pizza will be opening Satch Squared, a second location located in GID.

Viviana Moreno
February 2020
Civil Engineering Firm DRMP Finds a Home in Gainesville’s Innovation District

The Gainesville branch of engineering firm DRMP recently relocated to a new office space within the Gainesville Innovation District.

Viviana Moreno
February 2020
City of Gainesville Celebrates Launch of Autonomous Transit Shuttle

The City of Gainesville, Florida Department of Transportation and the University of Florida celebrated the first ride for the newly launched Autonomous Transit Shuttle.

Chuck Ellis
December 2019
Gainesville’s Dedication to Creating a Positive Environment for Science & Tech Receives National Recognition

The city of Gainesville continues its evolution to becoming a premiere tech destination for innovation and inspiration by receiving the 2019 Insurify STEM award for the top city in the state of Florida demonstrating exceptional de...

Tamara Herchel
December 2019
ETM Adds Unique Accelerator Space Near University of Florida in the Gainesville Innovation District

England-Thims and Miller, Inc (ETM) an engineering firm specializing in turnkey, planning, design and construction administration for civil infrastructure projects has created a unique accelerator space in the Gainesville Innovati...

ID News
October 2019
StartupGNV’s Startup Sprint Competition Brings Entrepreneurs Together in Gainesville’s Innovation District

The event, described as "part hackathon, part business pitch competition", ultimately led up to a "Shark Tank"-style competition at Gainesville's High Dive.

The Independent Florida Alligator
September 2019
Opus Coffee to open new shop in Gainesville’s Innovation District

Gainesville residents will no longer need to take a trip to the doctor to grab some Opus Coffee. The locally owned shop will open its newest location in Gainesville’s Innovation District later this month. It will be its first...

The Independent Florida Alligator
July 2019
New leadership for UF Innovation District

This expansion and new leadership includes the university working in partnership with Gainesville and the chamber of commerce to bring in new businesses to the region.

Business Wire
June 2019
Licensing of Academic Patents Has Contributed Up to $1.7 Trillion to US Economy

The study discovered that the licensing of university and nonprofit research, such as the work done at UF Innovate, headquartered in the Gainesville Innovation District, has made a significant contribution to US GDP, industrial gr...

ID News
May 2019
Lab Near UF Campus To Feature Access To UF Innovate Network In New Partnership

The new affiliation agreement will give Trimark's lab tenants access to the amenities offered at The Hub, such as autoclaves and incubators.

Mattrix Technologies
May 2019
Mattrix Technologies Announces $3M Series A Round; Investments from Samsung & JSR Corp.

The UF startup will use the funding to develop manufacturing processes and fabricate a fully-integrated display prototype based on unique pixel architecture.

NanoPhotonica
May 2019
NanoPhotonica Announces $3.5M Investment Led by Samsung Ventures

The investment will help The Hub resident client continue to develop its breakthrough quantum dot light technology for device display screens.

UF Innovate News
May 2019
UF Innovate | The Hub Named Mixed-Use Entrepreneurship Center of 2018

The Innovation District incubator beat over 6,500 other incubators globally to secure the title, awarded by the International Business Innovation Association.

ID News
April 2019
Dunkin’ Announces New Location in the Innovation District

The coffee and baked goods chain is finalizing its lease in a first-floor retail space at mixed-use development The Continuum off of W University Avenue.

Gainesville Chamber
April 2019
Feathr Adds 30 New Jobs, Requiring Major Downtown Expansion

The global marketing software company has relocated to a 14,000 sqft office in the Innovation District and anticipates it will double in size within the next year.

Michael Yeon
April 2019
Adblock Recovery Leader Admiral Closes Strategic Investment with $5.1M+ Raised

The Hub resident company Admiral has secured over $5.1 million in investments in the past three years, signifying its rapid growth as a leading adblocking problem-solving firm.

Genevieve Howard
April 2019
Young Professionals Favoring Luxury "Live, Work, Play" Multi-family Lifestyle

The Innovation District is growing in popularity as a place to live for young professionals working at UF Innovate and the office buildings around the Innovation District.

Business Wire
April 2019
Raytheon & The Hub to Launch Cooperative Program with UF College of Engineering

This partnership between Raytheon and the business incubator will allow the global technology company to easily connect with the most prestigious UF engineering students and faculty in Florida.

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