USF Research Opens Student Innovation Incubator to Launch Inventions

USF President Judy Genshaft, Senior Vice President for Research & Innovation Paul Sanberg join Hillsborough Commission Chairman Mark Sharpe,
Tampa City Councilman Mike Suarez and local and campus innovation and research leaders in opening the new Student Innovation Incubator.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Photo by  Aimee Blodgett | USF News

USF News

TAMPA, Fla. (Nov. 20, 2013) – University officials joined by community leaders who champion the region’s push toward an innovation economy formally launched USF’s new Student Innovation Incubator Tuesday as a unique place for student inventors and entrepreneurs to learn, collaborate and launch their new businesses.

The Student Innovation Incubator provides workspace and a collaborative business environment for USF students from all graduate and undergraduate disciplines to create and grow new businesses.The incubator was developed by USF Research & Innovation’s business arm, USF CONNECT, in partnership with the USF Center for Entrepreneurship, Florida High Tech Corridor Council, and Hillsborough County.

USF student inventors displayed their creations.

The event brought together entrepreneurs from across the Tampa Bay area to showcase the business ventures USF student entrepreneurs, USF’s Tampa Bay Technology Incubator companies and startups from the First WaVE Accelerator in downtown Tampa.

B.E.A.T. (Building Entrepreneurship Around Tampa) is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, held every November. This year 138 countries around the world are participating by hosting events and activities designed to inspire innovation and celebrate entrepreneurship.

To learn more about the Student Innovation Incubator, visit