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USF sees sharp rise in innovations and technology

The University of South Florida saw a sharp rise in the number of inventions and technologies submitted to the USF Tech Transfer Office—a springboard to turning ideas into global solutions and licensed products. Ranking 15th among American public research universities generating new patents, the number of new inventions, technologies and works of authorship formally disclosed by USF researchers is up nearly 25 percent since 2019. The secret behind the rise: the implementation of new tools, the help of interns and consistent, high-level performance from USF inventors.

October 10, 2023Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Student Research

Tampa Bay Wave celebrates 10 years of nurturing tech startups and a promising future

With the help of the University of South Florida and a $1 million federal grant, Tampa Bay Wave launched its first accelerator program in early 2013. Ten years later, Tampa Bay Wave is celebrating its anniversary.

February 28, 2023Entrepreneurship, Research

Florida tech corridor reaches for the future

Hundreds of innovations are powered by the Florida High Tech Corridor, an initiative anchored by Florida research universities: UF in Gainesville, UCF in Orlando and USF in Tampa.

February 21, 2023Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Research

USF Health Taneja College of Pharmacy students accepted into USF CONNECT's cohort for their innovative health startup

Two students in the USF Health Taneja College of Pharmacy launched a company that may have the newest innovation in diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease. Their work opened the way for acceptance to USF CONNECT's Student Innovation Incubator.

November 2, 2022Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Student Research

Inaugural FinTech|X Accelerator cohort concludes with Pitch Night event

During the pitch event, which concluded the inaugural FinTech|X Accelerator program, each company gave a 4-minute pitch explaining a particular problem in the world of finance.

July 1, 2022Entrepreneurship

Pitching with passion? 'More enthusiastic' pitches could turn off investors, study finds

A new study from researchers at the University of South Florida offers entrepreneurs some savvy sales advice: when pitching to investors for funding, a high-octane product pitch with great enthusiasm is a double-edged sword.

June 28, 2022Entrepreneurship, Research

University of South Florida, Tampa Bay Wave’s Fintech Accelerator Cohort has Been Announced

St. Petersburg’s fast-evolving Fintech sector continues to expand as Tampa Bay Wave and the University of South Florida have confirmed the inaugural cohort of startups for its Fintech|X Accelerator program, which is part of a partnership between Tampa Bay Wave, the USF Muma College of Business and the St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation.

April 12, 2022Entrepreneurship

Tampa Bay Wave and USF announce 16 fintech startups for the inaugural FinTech|X Accelerator 2022 Cohort

Tampa Bay Wave, Inc. and the University of South Florida Muma College of Business announce the inaugural FinTech|X 2022 Accelerator program cohort consisting of 16 high-growth FinTech startups from across the United States and abroad, including companies from Israel, England, Saudi Arabia and Germany.

April 11, 2022Entrepreneurship

New fintech accelerator aims to quickly grow Tampa Bay Area tech companies

The non-profit Tampa Bay Wave is accepting applications for its new FinTech|X Accelerator, its fourth program intended to help entrepreneurs grow technology-based companies in Tampa Bay.

January 18, 2022Entrepreneurship

USF offers intellectual property, technology to area entrepreneurs

As a preeminent research university, the University of South Florida has received over 100 U.S. patents annually since 2016; now, the school seeks to boost area startups and create jobs by enlisting local entrepreneurs to commercialize its intellectual property (St Pete Catalyst).

January 12, 2022Entrepreneurship, Innovation

Tech CEOs credit USF talent pipeline for decision to expand and relocate to Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay is one of the nation’s fastest growing regions and much of that success is associated with the talent pipeline created by the University of South Florida.

November 15, 2021Entrepreneurship, Innovation

Commercialization of USF-invented sanitation system set to begin

The latest version of the USF-invented NEWgenerator is on its way to South Africa to begin the process of entering mass production. The solar-powered machine generates nutrients, energy and water by safely recovering them from human wastewater—a technology built to address global sanitation concerns (USF Newsroom).

September 15, 2021Entrepreneurship, Global Research, Innovation


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