USF Inventions and Innovation on Display at ResearchOne Kick-Off

An exhibition showcasing exciting new USF products and inventions, with a keynote address by Dr. Curtis R. Carlson, President & CEO of SRI International, will launch this year's ResearchOne at the Kick-Off Event on Thurs. Sept. 22 from 2 - 5 p.m. in the Interdisciplinary Research Building (IDR) Oak View Room and Galleria, 3720 Spectrum Blvd. in the USF Research Park in Tampa.

Presented by the Office of Research & Innovation, the event is free and open to the public, and includes a reception. The USF community is invited to attend. Free parking is available.

President and CEO of SRI International since 1998, keynote speaker Dr. Curtis R. Carlson is the author of Innovation: The Five Disciplines for Creating What Customers Want.  SRI International is one of the largest contract research institutes in the world.  Carlson won an Emmy® Award for the creation of HDTV and has helped to found more than twelve companies. He is a widely sought out speaker and thought leader on global competitiveness and a founding member of the Innovation Leadership Council for the World Economic Forum.  He serves on the President's National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and advises U.S. governors and prime ministers, economic ministers, and education ministers around the world on innovation, competitiveness, and educational reform.

USF products and inventions on display during the exhibit show will include:

The AbleNook: Modular Dwelling, a compact, rapidly deployable portable structure

Hands-Free Mobility Device:  Dancing Wheelchair 2.0, a brand-new prototype

The Skate Case by Looshes Labs, a skateboard and briefcase in one

Interactive Immersive Biology Experience & Learning System for learning anatomy interactively

The Shape Shifter, technology for shape shifting surfaces

ARTHUR, a cutting edge medical education and diagnostic tool

Solar Spray & Solar Technologies, see through windows that generate electricity

Puff-N-Fluff Dog Drying System, winner of the 2011 USF Young Innovator Competition elementary division

Taking Off™, the first pain free bandage remover invented by an eight year old, another Young Innovator

Additional exhibitors include CAMLS, Modelithics, Inc., Claro Scientific, the National Academy of Inventors™, SRI International, and others.

Formerly a single week of events held each fall, ResearchOne has expanded to showcase the work of researchers across the USF System with research-related events and activities throughout the year. 

"Our goal remains to stimulate researchers and others throughout the university to learn more about the innovative work of their colleagues," said Dr. Karen A. Holbrook, Senior Vice President for Research, Innovation and Global Affairs.

The ResearchOne website provides information on research-related events and a Calendar of Events. Event organizers are invited to submit events to the calendar and apply for limited funding via an online form. 

For more information, visit or contact Connie Carr at or 813-974-5570. 

ResearchOne is sponsored by Smith & Hopen, P.A., Draper Laboratory, the Florida High Tech Corridor and the Embassy Suites Hotel/USF.