Research & Innovation

USF Research & Innovation

USF Research & Innovation promotes and supports the research and scholarship activities of faculty, staff and students, and strives to make USF a leading national research university. Learn about discovery at USF.

Sponsored Research

For USF researchers, the Division of Sponsored Research provides resources and information for grant and contract proposal development and project management, proposal submission, training, and assistance with identifying research collaborators.

Technology Transfer / Patents & Licensing

The Technology Transfer Office (TTO) works with companies interested in licensing or starting a new business around USF patents and intellectual property, and with USF researchers and students to ready new inventions for the patenting process and potential licensing opportunities.

Research Integrity & Compliance

Research Integrity & Compliance partners with researchers to promote safe and ethical research practices at USF, and ensure the university is compliant with federal regulations, state statutes, and university policies.


USF CONNECT focuses on the needs of Tampa Bay's technology and bio/life sciences entrepreneurs, providing the facilities, partners and resources for successful business development, including access to technologies, workforce programs, technology commercialization, critical research equipment, incubator facilities, faculty researchers, student interns, and a matching grants program.

USF Research Park

The USF Research Park of Tampa Bay, located on the USF Tampa campus, offers space and equipment, and links USF researchers to businesses in need of research partners, primarily in the areas of biotechnology and life sciences research and entrepreneurship.