About the USF Research Park
The USF Research Park draws you into the USF campus with the goal of creating a science district with the high density, mixed use, and concentration of activities that spur innovation, encourage entrepreneurism and spark interaction. The Research Park will grab you from the moment you enter with a lively environment crackling with creativity that promotes the discovery and development of new technologies that can change the world.
As a critical piece in the elaborate mosaic of high‐tech economic development for the Tampa Bay region, the Research Park is a key mechanism linking USF researchers to businesses in need of research partners and was named "Emerging Research Park of the Year" by the Association of University Research Parks in December 2008 in recognition of excellence in bringing technology from the laboratory to economic viability. USF has a strong emphasis on biotechnology and life sciences research and entrepreneurship and its increasing success is the result of the unprecedented vision and focus that USF System President Judy Genshaft has brought to the university's role in stimulating regional economic development.
Located on the flagship campus of the University of South Florida, the Research Park is in a metropolitan setting, just minutes from three interstate highways (I‐75, I‐275 and I‐4) and 15 minutes from one of the best airports in the world. Most importantly, USF is within steps of world‐class researchers, inventors and entrepreneurs eager to collaborate and a highly trained, high tech workforce. With more than 112 acres on the north and south sides of Fowler Avenue, the USFRP is directly adjacent to and a part of the USF community.