USF Research Foundation


The University of South Florida supports economic development in the Tampa Bay region and the State of Florida by educating and training students for productive careers, by supporting research and technology transfer, and by providing information and scholarly resources needed by the community.

The USF Research Foundation, Inc., supports this mission and enhances the research activities of USF faculty, staff, and students. Through its cutting-edge programs, the USF Research Foundation, Inc., brings together the strengths of USF and the region to provide a critical interface that stimulates high-tech and biotech industries and creates jobs. The USF Research Foundation, a not-for-profit, direct-support organization (DSO), owns and operates the USF Research Park. The Research Foundation also administers USF CONNECT, the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator (TBTI), and the Florida High Tech Corridor Council Matching Grant Research Program on behalf of the university.