USF Research Park
Assets in Tampa, at the University of South Florida, at the USF Research Park and the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator
The USF Research Park is a critical piece in the elaborate mosaic of high-tech economic development for the Tampa Bay region. While a number of people and organizations have successfully put in place many pieces of the mosaic, there has not been a mechanism that systematically links USF researchers to businesses in need of research partners. USF’s research park supplies this vital missing piece.
USF is focusing primarily on biotechnology and life sciences research and entrepreneurship. This represents an unprecedented vision and focus that USF President Judy Genshaft has brought to the university’s role in stimulating regional economic development.
Even before she arrived at USF, Genshaft had already identified biotechnology and life sciences as research strengths for the university and envisioned building a biotech research park. She saw strong research programs in medicine, engineering and the basic sciences, and she wanted to maximize the partnerships USF already established with medical partners such as the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa General, All Children’s and the James A. Haley Veteran’s Hospital. Building upon these strengths, Genshaft said, is how she would lead USF into an ever-stronger national research university.
As she examined the strengths within USF, Genshaft also explored the existing high-tech strengths within the Tampa Bay business community. She saw that the Bay area was home to more than 370 medical device businesses that contribute about 51,000 jobs and more than $5 billion annually to the region's economy.
Organizations within the USF Research Park
BioMedTech offers a spectrum of high quality assay stabilizers, protein blockers, and custom coated microplates for enzyme immunoassays, ELISA tests, fluorescent and chemoluminescent tests, for HTS - high throughput screening, cell membrane receptor assays, and for diagnostic lateral flow & flow-through assays. learn more . . .
The mission of the USF Center for Biological Defense (CBD) is to conduct laboratory-based applied research and develop web-enhanced surveillance systems for the rapid identification of bioterrorism and other emerging infectious disease events. learn more . . .
Draper Laboratory is a world leader in advanced technology based bioengineering research and development, developing fully functional first-of-a-kind prototypes for medical and biological applications. The Draper Bioengineering Center is focused on the development of advanced medical technologies for military and civilian applications. learn more . . .
The Embassy Suites Tampa - USF hotel, the proud home of the USF Bulls, is located on the campus of the University of South Florida and the new USF Research Park. learn more . . .
The Florida Center of Excellence for Drug Discovery and Innovation (CDDI) is a comprehensive center that enhances interactions between scientists and engineers to identify molecules of human health significance and develop novel methods for use in diagnosis, prevention and treatment of human disease. learn more . . .
The Florida Department of Health Bureau of Laboratories provides diagnostic screening, emergency, monitoring, reference and research public health laboratory services with the mission to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. The bureau also regulates environmental laboratories to protect public health.
The Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC) is a primary resource for policy development, legislative updates, education, networking and professional advancement. Over 500 professionals statewide count on FEDC to provide leadership, communications, peer recognition and networking. learn more . . .
The Global Center for Hearing & Speech Research specializes in multidisciplinary research and development projects aimed at increasing knowledge and clinical treatments in the areas of hearing loss, deafness and speech problems, with emphasis on age-related hearing loss research and discovery. learn more . . .
Graphicstudio is a university-based atelier engaged in a unique experiment in art and education, committed to research and the application of traditional and new techniques for the production of limited edition prints and sculpture multiples. learn more . . .
The Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation was founded in 1994 with the sole purpose of supporting the three major areas of concentration at the Cancer Center – Cancer Research, Patient Care and Education. learn more . . .
The senator’s Gulf Coast regional office serves the residents of Citrus, Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Polk, Manatee and Hardee counties. Senator Rubio’s Gulf Coast regional office provides residents with a local office to contact when seeking assistance with any issues or concerns they are facing with a federal agency or program. learn more . . .
The Division of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics Pediatric Epidemiology Center is comprised of a diverse team with expertise in biostatistics, epidemiology, health informatics, computer science, genetics, nutrition, public health, clinical trials, and health services research. learn more . . .
TBARTA/Bay Area Commuter Services is a world class transportation network for the Tampa Bay region that will connect people and places, move goods and services, enhance the quality of life, and enhance the transportation options that are safe, sustainable, affordable, and efficient. learn more . . .
UDI is a freestanding imaging center located on the campus of the University of South Florida. For the past 20 years, UDI has surpassed the challenge of providing superior technology, service and care to the Tampa Bay Community. learn more . . .
Research & Innovation
Research and creative activities at the University of South Florida are fundamental to its mission of excellence in teaching, research, and public service. The promotion and support of these activities are the responsibilities of Research & Innovation and its departments, which provide services that enable USF research faculty, staff, and students to be competitive in a dynamic research environment. learn more . . .
Technology Transfer Office / Patents & Licensing
Patents & Licensing manages USF's intellectual capital through the technology transfer process. Patents & Licensing identifies, protects, markets and licenses, the embodiments of campus research and scholarly activity. learn more . . .
USF Research Foundation
The Research Foundation was formed as a direct-support organization for the university in order to provide broad and flexible financial mechanisms in support of research operations, contracts and grants, and to facilitate the commercialization of university inventions. learn more . . .
Research Financial Management
RFM provides financial services in support of USF sponsored research awards and activities. RFM's mission is to protect the university's research programs while maintaining a strategic balance of service and compliance. learn more . . .
Division of Research Integrity & Compliance
Research Integrity & Compliance administers key research-related assurance and compliance programs required by federal and state agencies and programs for the conduct of research at USF. learn more . . .
USF Research Foundation, Inc.
3802 Spectrum Boulevard, Suite 100
Tampa, Florida 33612-9220
30338 USF Holly Dr.
Telephone: (813) 974-1082
Fax: (813) 396-9313
Paul R. Sanberg, Ph.D., D.Sc.
President, USF Research Foundation