Technology Transfer Partners

USF Connect

USF Connect is your link to a wide range of small business development services available at the   University of South Florida (USF).  It was created to provide a single point of contact for resources like technology, financing, marketing, management, partners and support services that can accelerate and support the growth of your business.  For more information contact the university at 813-866-3802.

Florida High Tech Corridor Council

The Florida High Tech Corridor Council's mission is to attract, retain and grow high tech industry, and to help develop the workforce to support those industries within the 23-county service areas of the University of Central Florida (UCF), the University of South Florida (USF) and the University of Florida (UF).  The primary focus of the Florida High Tech Corridor Council (FHTCC) has been to foster applied research between Corridor universities and their high tech industry partners.  The majority of the Councils funding has been allocated to this effort.  Successful companies have obtained grants for applied research projects in a variety of disciplines including agritechnology; aviation and aerospace; digital media/interactive entertainment; financial services; information technology; life sciences/biotechnology; microelectronics/nanotechnology; modeling, simulation and training; optics and photonics; and sustainable energy.  For more information, call 407-562-1900.

Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program

The Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program facilitates cooperative research and development between small businesses and U.S. research institutions with the potential to commercialize the resulting product.  STTR eligibility criteria:  American-owned and independently operated, for-profit, principal researcher need not be employed by small business, company size limit is 500 employees (no size limit for nonprofit research institution).   For more information, contact the EDC at 941.309.1200.