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Inventors Hall of Fame highlights stars of Florida Innovation

On the tour of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame, you'll see familiar names and products, such as Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone of Firestone Tires, Dr. Robert Cade, the man behind Gatorade, Sara Blakely, the creator of Spanx shapewear, Dr. Norma Alcantar, an Associate Dean for research in the USF College of Engineering, and a star from Hollywood's golden era, Hedy Lamarr, known for her innovations which helped lead to frequency hopping, Bluetooth and GPS.

June 22, 2022Innovation

USF Health, TGH partner on 3D printing tech for heart surgery

Tampa General Hospital and University of South Florida are working together on a 3D printing technique that whittles a surgery down to less than a third of its time.

May 24, 2022Health, Innovation, Research

Medical 3D printing at Tampa General Hospital and USF Health Morsani College of Medicine provides clearer map for surgery

Teaming up with the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine's Department of Radiology, Tampa General has used 3D printing for planning aortic valve replacements, trauma surgery, cancer surgery and other reconstructions, as well as creating replicas of major organs. This potentially revolutionary technique uses 3D-printed facsimiles to better understand treatment and even reduce risk in invasive and complex surgeries.

May 23, 2022Health, Innovation, Research

USF students compete in Florida Blue Health Innovation Challenge

Three University of South Florida students — Siegrid Pregartner, Mitchell Harrah, and Frank Nunez — won first and second place and Judge's Choice awards in the ninth annual Florida Blue Health Innovation Challenge. Florida Blue Health Care, one of the largest health care providers in Florida, awarded a total of $23,500 to Florida college students at the April 29 competition.

May 16, 2022Innovation, Student Research

USF’s culture of innovation sparks global recognition from Times Higher Education Impact Rankings

The University of South Florida continues to make tremendous strides in advancing technologies that meet global demand — now ranking No. 1 among U.S. universities for its commitment to industry, innovation and infrastructure — one of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which were established to forge a global partnership among all countries to create a shared vision in addressing the world’s greatest challenges.

April 27, 2022Global Research, Innovation

Software created to solve Tampa public transit problem helps other agencies in California, France

A University of South Florida researcher, Sean Barbeau, created software to help transit agencies share better real-time arrivals and it's now being used around the world.

April 25, 2022Global Research, Innovation, Research

USF tech being used in France and California to boost transit ridership and beat time delays

The tool allows transit agencies to save time, money and see an increase in ridership (Tampa Bay Business Journal / paywall).

April 25, 2022Global Research, Innovation, Research

USF-invented software tool implemented around the world to improve real-time transit data

The public transportation agencies for the country of France and state of California have started utilizing an open-source software tool created at USF that quickly finds errors in a transit agency’s real-time data—providing travelers more accurate information through mobile mapping applications, such as Google and Apple Maps.

April 22, 2022Global Research, Innovation

Kate Tiedemann, Ellen Cotton give $14 million to enhance USF finance program

The $14 million gift will support the USF Muma College of Business’ vision to become a “hub of excellence” in fintech. Fintech, short for "financial technology," impacts everything from mobile banking and insurance to crowdfunding, blockchain, cryptocurrency and investment apps.

April 18, 2022Innovation

$75 million proposed to fund the new Environmental & Oceanographic Sciences Research and Teaching facility at the St. Petersburg campus

This investment will position St. Petersburg as a world-class center of marine and environmental science, education and community engagement.

March 10, 2022Innovation

Dr. Sylvia Thomas is featured in the latest NAI Invention Insider article

Her work in developing low cost, low power miniaturized electronic circuitry, advanced materials, nanostructures, and nanomaterials has contributed to innovations in implantable health devices, water filtration systems, regenerative disease treatments, drug delivery systems, and more.

March 1, 2022Innovation

President Law explores the future of university innovation with UF, UCF presidents at Synapse Summit

For the first time, University of South Florida President Rhea Law shared the stage with the presidents of the University of Central Florida and the University of Florida to offer their visions for the role of university innovation in fueling the state’s future economy.

February 24, 2022Innovation


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