UF Innovation Square


UF Innovate | The Hub, formerly known as the Innovation Hub at UF, is located at 747 SW 2nd Avenue in Innovation Square. The Hub is a 100,000-square-foot facility housing up to 40 startups just blocks from the UF campus. The incubator serves as a catalyst for start-up companies based on technologies emerging from university laboratories and classrooms, though the building isn’t limited to companies licensing UF inventions. The Hub's objective is to enable companies to devote their limited resources to growth and development rather than operational infrastructure.

The Hub also houses UF Innovate | Tech Licensing, an entity aiming to facilitate the commercialization of research and ideas generated by faculty, staff and students on the UF campus. The Hub has created over 700 jobs since it opened in October 2011 and has attracted over $10 million in capital investment.

UF Innovate | Tech Licensing

UF Innovate | Tech Licensing is nationally recognized as a leading organization for attracting funding and acquisitions for companies and research at UF. Located within The Hub, Tech Licensing works with individuals associated with UF who have potentially patentable or copyrightable ideas and technologies. The office facilitates the university's recent ranking by the Milken Institute as the #1 university in the nation for transferring technology to the marketplace.

Benefits of UF Innovate | The Hub

According to Inc. Magazine and the International Business Incubator Association (InBIA), 87% of startups affiliated with incubators survive while 80% of new businesses that don’t have the benefit of an incubator fail within the first 5 years. The Hub provides resources for startups and entrepreneurs to grow and also houses advisors with vast experience in entrepreneurship or as investors, attorneys, and accountants. Clients of The Hub get a full program crafted to optimize their success. Occupants have access to shared amenities and facilities plus benefit from close association with UF Innovate | Sid Martin Biotech, the business incubator in Alachua.

Contact Info


UF Innovate | The Hub at Innovation Square
747 Southwest 2nd Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601
UF Innovate | The Hub Website

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