USF CONNECT is a business and economic development initiative of the University of South Florida (USF) that provides support for companies including technology and life science start-ups by facilitating access to top-tier research, programming, faculty, students, supporting organizations and funding sources.

  • Drives economic development through several programs including Tampa Bay Technology Incubator (TBTI), Student Innovation Incubator (SII), and the Florida High Tech Corridor Council’s (The Corridor) Matching Grants Research Program
  • Unites technology and talent with businesses throughout the greater Tampa Bay region, providing access to top-tier research, faculty, students, inventors, local organizations, economic development councils, supporting industry and capital funding sources
  • Facilitates the needs of Tampa Bay's technology and bio/life sciences entrepreneurs throughout the business life cycle by providing professional amenities and resources for successful business development and technology commercialization

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