USF Research Foundation

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The University of South Florida, with the approval of the Board of Regents, established the USF Research Foundation, Inc., to promote, encourage and enhance the research activities of university faculty, staff and students. Incorporated by the State of Florida in 1989, this not-for-profit organization provides a means by which discoveries, inventions, processes and work products of the USF faculty, staff and student can be transferred from the university laboratory to benefit the public. Funds generated by such discoveries are used to enhance research at the university.

The Research Foundation was formed as a direct-support organization for the university in order to provide broad and flexible financial mechanisms in support of research operations, contracts and grants, and to facilitate the commercialization of university inventions. The Research Foundation is responsible for receiving and administering all revenues related to intellectual property.

USF took an aggressive step forward to develop high-technology businesses and research partnerships that boost the economy and create high-paying jobs in the Tampa Bay area. The Research Foundation is acting on this charge by developing its USF Research Park into a hub for biotechnology and life sciences research and entrepreneurship to include interdisciplinary laboratories, offices for corporate partners, and a technology based business incubator. The Research Park brings scientists and entrepreneurs side-by-side to share innovations and make advancements that succeed in both the laboratory and in the marketplace.


USF Research Foundation Administrative Finance Committee Meeting

Date: Thursday, June 23, 2022
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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