Innovation Square


Taking new ideas from mind to market.

Innovation Square is a place of intellectual and social connections where diverse and visionary minds cross paths in labs and at the corner coffee shop. Fragments of ideas are fused through collision of people talking about their latest work, which possibly leads to the next breakthrough that will exponentially change lives. Innovation Square, by design, is to create a place to collaborate with the University of Florida in a community that brings technology, people, and leading research together to foster and achieve success. It is being developed as a sustainable, live/work/play community environment by the University of Florida Development Corporation. Innovation Square is the place for forward‚Äźthinking people and companies to take breakthrough ideas from mind to market to bring the next great discovery to the world.

Innovation Square...

... is located steps from, the University of Florida, one of the nation's premier public research institutions with 170 centers and institutes.

... provides opportunity to collaborate with UF's recognized 4,000 researchers, $619 million annual research awards, and information where transfer of technology to the marketplace is highly successful.

... is a center of institutional excellence with enrollment of UF's 50,000 students and Santa Fe College's 17,000 students educating the next generation of workforce and ranking Gainesville one of the smartest cities and best places to live, work, and play.

... creates an innovation ecosystem, through UF's Tech Connect & Tech Alert, Florida's Innovation Hub, Gainesville's Technology Enterprise Center, Santa Fe College's Center for Innovation & Economic Development, and UF's Sid Martin Biotech incubators.

... is fueled by Innovation Gainesville, an initiative to bring together the community resources to foster a collaborative environment for an innovation climate, culture, and quality of life.

... offers Workforce Florida's resources to provide ready, highly skilled professionals.

... provides an annual Celebration of Innovation showcase of new ideas, Entrepreneur Boot Camp's, and the Cade Foundation's Prize for Innovation, along with Florida Innovation Hub's 50 Events in 50 Weeks.

... is home to Florida's Institute for Commercialization of Public Research and private venture capital firms providing resources to forward thinking companies with new ideas.

... is located in a sustainable landscape of one of the top greenest cities and leading sustainable university campuses.

... offers access to premier healthcare at UF & Shands, provides highly ranked education with for top rated high schools and a recognized quality school system.

... has an abundance of cultural, outdoor, community, and sporting events in a warm climate with access to all of Florida's natural environments and entertainment centers.