USF CONNECT is the epicenter of Tampa Bay’s Innovation Ecosystem, which is a network of innovation-based companies, research, business development tools and government resources.
The University of South Florida System provides the foundation through which USF CONNECT is able to unite technology and talent with businesses throughout a 23 county region, providing access to top-tier research, faculty, students, inventors, local organizations, economic development councils, supporting industry and capital funding sources.
USF CONNECT focuses on the needs of Tampa Bay’s technology and bio/life sciences entrepreneurs throughout the business life cycle. We provide the facilities, partners and resources for successful business development. We offer access to technologies, workforce programs, technology commercialization, critical research equipment and incubator facilities. USF CONNECT adds value and delivers targeted, high level expertise when your business needs it most.
The Tampa Bay Technology Incubator (TBTI) is one vehicle through which USF CONNECT grows successful companies. TBTI supports technology research as a catalyst for economic development and advocates the creation and development of facilities for high-technology companies and related support functions.
One way TBTI is able to assist is by providing access to critical costly research equipment. Many companies originate in the community and seek our support to evolve their concepts to commercialization.
If you would like more information on how to become a part of Tampa Bay’s Innovative Ecosystem,