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Paracosm Harnesses $800k in Funding for 3D Modeling and Navigation

Paracosm, a local company with contracts with Google and NASA, has harnered $800,000 in funding to put towards its 3D modelling and navigation software.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 09-DEC-2013
Gainesville Ranked 5th Best Small Metro in the Nation

In it's annual College Destination Index, The American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) has ranked Gainesville the 5th best small metro in the nation.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 03-DEC-2013
International Trade Office Will Help Local Exports

The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce will be opening an international trade office tomorrow, Dec. 3, that will offer consulting services for businesses that want to export its products abroad.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 02-DEC-2013
Featured Gainesville Office Space: 241 at Innovation Square

Commercial office space in Innovation Square has been revitalizing the area between UF campus and downtown Gainesville.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 12-NOV-2013
Software Company's Growth Exceeding Expectations in Innovation Square

Mobiquity has joined the ranks of companies experiencing fast-paced growth in Innovation Square community as it gets ready to triple its office space size and doubling its number of employees by the end of the year.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 31-OCT-2013
Local Entrepreneurs to Share Success Stories at Local High School

Local entrepreneurs will participate in a panel discussion to share their advice about the tools and skills necessary to establish and sustain a successful business.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 28-OCT-2013
Startup Weekend to Showcase Gainesville's Innovative Community This Weekend

Startup Weekend will be in Gainesville on October 25, 26, and 27, for a weekend that will give locals a chance to see what it takes to be and entrepreneur and to test their skills and ideas.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 24-OCT-2013
UF Funding Could Create Up To 100 Faculty Jobs

Designated as preeminent, UF will be provided with $15 million annually for five years to elevate its academic and research performance.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 21-OCT-2013
Gainesville Places High in "Top 100 Best Places to Live" Ranking

Gainesville ranked 34th in a recent ranking of America's Top 100 Best Places to Live. The rankings took economics, healthcare, housing, infrastructure, and other related factors to derive a final score.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 18-OCT-2013
14 Things Successful People Do on the Weekends

What is your weekend schedule like? According some of the country's most distinguished CEOs and career coaches, weekends should be a time for introspection, relaxation, and assessment.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 11-OCT-2013
Construction Begins on New Roads that Will Create Pedestrian-Friendly Blocks in Innovation Square

Construction has begun on new roads in Innovation Square with a goal of creating small, “walkable” blocks that facilitate interaction and collaboration.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 09-OCT-2013
How Many Times Do Entrepreneurs Try Before They Fail? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Getting down after your ideas fail to pick up steam? Being an entrepreneur means getting prepared for disappointment and letting the failure fuel your success.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 26-SEP-2013
New Apartment Complex Leasing Fast in Innovation Square, near UF Campus

Savion Park, a new Gainesville apartment complex in Innovation Square 3 blocks from UF campus, has already pre-leased 30% of its units by offering a contemporary design and unparalelled features for students and young professionals.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 25-SEP-2013
UF Ranked 4th in Country for Launching Startups

UF has ranked 4th in the nation in startup creation with 15 just last year. UF also ranked 11th for the number of licenses and options it granted for university research.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 19-SEP-2013
Gainesville-Based Company Named to Inc. 500 Fastest-Growing Companies

Gainesville's bio-science and tech scenes aren't showing signs of slowing their pace after a local company has made it on the Inc. 500 Fastest-Growing Companys list.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 18-SEP-2013
UF Moves Up in Newest Rankings, Nears Goal of Top-10 University

UF has moved closer to its goal of becoming a top-10 university after the U.S. News & World Report rankings of colleges and universities ranked it 14th among public universities and 49th among national universities.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 10-SEP-2013
Gainesville Community Attracting International Companies to Innovation Square

International companies are relocating or expanding to Innovation Square for an opportunity to be a part of the cohesive, welcoming Gainesville community.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 28-AUG-2013
Startup Quest Entrepreneurship Training Coming Back to Gainesville

Startup Quest, an entrepreneurship training program for unemployed or underemployed degree-holding professionals, will be holding an introductory workshop for its 2013 program tomorrow afternoon.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 27-AUG-2013
VenturePitch to Include Gainesville Companies and Keynote Speaker

VenturePitch, a venture-capital competition and networking event, is partnering with and inviting local companies and entrepreneurs. The event will take place Tuesday evening from 6 to 9:30 PM.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 23-AUG-2013
Gainesville Ranked "#1 City on the Rise"

Gainesville has been ranked #1 City on the Rise by notable finance and investing site, NerdWallet.com, because of recent growth in income, employment, and air traffic.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 21-AUG-2013
9-Week Tech Program Empowers Women in Tech Start-ups

eWITS, a free, nine-week program designed to get more women into the technology start-up sector will begin and September and offer entrepreneurial and business skills to participants.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 20-AUG-2013
Innovation Square Continues Growing as Area Unemployment Stays Low

Gainesville Area unemployment continues to stay low as Innovation Square developments come to fruition. New projects should increase added jobs and activity to the area.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 19-AUG-2013
Mindtree Releases Q1 Results, U.S. Component Leads in Growth

Innovation Square tenant and global technology company, Mindtree, has released its 2013 1st Quarter result. U.S.-based operations led Mindtree's 52% growth in net profit.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 15-AUG-2013
ScienceWriters 2013 Registration Opens Tomorrow

Registration opens tomorrow for ScienceWriters 2013, hosted by UF. The event, from November 1st through the 5th, will be held at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 14-AUG-2013
State Economists Foresee Growth in Florida

As business investment and tourism ramp up in Florida, economists predict steady economic growth in the coming years and increased tax income for state municipalities.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 13-AUG-2013
Local Organizations Can Become More Innovative Through UF's Design Thinker: Experience Innovation' Workshop

The Design Thinker: Experience Innovation workshop will give local individuals the chance to learn skills to 'invent the future' and become more innovative. The program will take place at UF TREEO building on August 16th.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 12-AUG-2013
Economist Says "Florida Has Many Distinct Advantages" in Current Bull Market

Economist Jeff Korzenik believes that 'Florida has many distinct advantages in the business community' in the current bull market of the United States.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 7-AUG-2013
Gainesville One of Four Schools "Just As Great as Ivy League Schools"

UF has been mentioned as one of four schools that are 'just as great as Ivy League schools' by millenial/political site Policymic.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 6-AUG-2013
Gainesville Ranked 3rd Best College Town in the Nation

Gainesville has been ranked the 3rd best college town in the US by Livability, a site highlighting America's best places to live and visit.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 6-AUG-2013
Ayers Plaza Finding New Purpose at Innovation Square

Previously an active medical center, Ayers Technology Plaza is finding new life in the core of the University of Florida’s Innovation Square. Companies hoping to be a part of the development and growth in the Innovation Square science and technology community see Ayers as a strategic location.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 5-AUG-2013
Florida a Top 5 State for Angel Investment [INFOGRAPHIC]

Florida is a top 5 state for attracting the approximately $20 billion of Angel investment each year. This is a great indicator of the thriving entrepreneurial community in the Sunshine State.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 5-AUG-2013
RELEASED: New Renderings of the Infusion Technology Center

New renderings have been released showcasing the Infusion Technology Center and the interactive community surrounding it, including the immediately adjacent Florida Innovation Hub.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 2-AUG-2013
Simon Sinek: How Extraordinary Leaders Evolve

Simon Sinek, the second-most-viewed speaker on Ted.com with over 11.6 million views, wrote his first book, Start with Why, after a loss of career passion caused him to rediscover his excitement about life.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 31-JUL-2013
Increasing Innovation: Getting Employees to Ask Questions

Is your company starting to stagnate? Unearth new ideas, empower employees, and find innovative solutions through Hal Gergersen's Catalytic Questioning.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 30-JUL-2013
HackerHouse Inventions to be Revealed Sunday Evening

For three months, the first class of eight HackerHouse cadets has been living together with free food and lodging with nothing to worry about but inventing technologies and starting companies.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 29-JUL-2013
Growth at Innovation Square Increasing Jobs and Sales at Local Companies

New companies and developments at Innovation Square are increasing the demand for local goods and services, allowing businesses all over Gainesville to expand their workforces and invest in other local organizations.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 26-JUL-2013
Sid Martin Biotech Incubator Ranked Best in the World in Global Study

A testament to the area's growing science and technology sectors, Alachua's Sid Martin Biotech Incubator was ranked “World’s Best University Biotechnology Incubator” in a Sweden-based research group UBI.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 25-JUL-2013
Florida #1 State in US for Wealth Migration

For over twenty years, more money has been entering the Florida economy than any other state. Florida's gain of $95.6 billion dwarfs runner-up Arizona's $28 billion.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 24-JUL-2013
Gainesville Chamber's Goal is to Create Jobs "from the GED to the PhD"

When confronted with the opportunity to move to Gainesville, Susan Davenport saw a community dedicated to creating jobs and becoming an incubator for new, innovative companies in all industries.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 23-JUL-2013
Locally-Developed Algebra App Drives Statewide Progress

An algebra app developed through a partnership with the UF Lastinger Center for Learning and Study Edge is being used to teach students in all 67 Florida counties.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 22-JUL-2013
Hundreds Show Up For Inaugural "Start Up Downtown"

Nearly 200 showed up for last night's Start Up Downtown, an event organized by Florida Works, Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, and Innovation Gainesville.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 19-JUL-2013
Two New Apartment Complexes Unveiled Near UF Campus

Spanish-themed Solaria and historical-luxury designed Greystone have been unveiled just one block east of the University of Florida Campus.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 18-JUL-2013
Tonight's Start Up Downtown Will Connect Job-Seekers with Local Start Up Companies

Start Up Downtown will be held tonight from 6-9 p.m. on the second-floor balcony of the Union Street Station and will companies such as Mobiquity, Trendy Entertainment, Grooveshark, and Fracture.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 18-JUL-2013
Florida Earns National Award for Significant Job Creation and Economic Impact

Area Development magazine has awarded Florida the Silver Shovel award, highlighting the state's ability to create a significant amount of jobs and economic impact.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 17-JUL-2013
Software Startup Greeted with "Highly Active Startup Environment" in Gainesville

10 years after earning his MBA from the University of Florida, Rick Carlson moved back to Gainesville to raise his son and begin his software start-up company, SharpSpring.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 15-JUL-2013
Local Company Receives $1.2 Million Grant to Develop Self-Monitoring Pill

Jonesville-based eTect has received a $1.2 million grant to develop a pill with a sand-grain sized sensor sends a signal to a monitor worn by the patient.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 11-JUL-2013
Researchers Discover Pathway of Lethal Brain Cancer, Could Lead to Better Diagnosis and Treatment

Researchers at the University of Florida have discovered the pathway involved in the spread of the most deadly kind of brain cancer.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 9-JUL-2013
New Roads Will Create Framework for Interactive Community at Innovation Square

New street developments underway in the science and technology community are part of an infrastructure plan that will create lively, walkable blocks that support interaction and collaboration.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 8-JUL-2013
UF One of Six National Universities Awarded Super-Computing Research Grant

The University of Florida has been honored as one of six national universities tasked with conducting high-performance computing research aimed at addressing real world problems.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 5-JUL-2013
Buildings Sprouting Up at UF Innovation Square

Buildings within Innovation Square are beginning pop up. Trimark Properties announced it will break ground on the Infusion Technology Center at UF Innovation Square in the next quarter after picking a construction manager.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 3-JUL-2013
Construction Manager Announced for Infusion Technology Center at UF Innovation Square

Gainesville-based Trimark Properties announced it has selected Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) as Construction Manager for its newest portfolio addition -- its state-of-the-art, $30 million, eight-story Infusion Technology Center at UF Innovation Square.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 3-JUL-2013
Gainesville Among Brainiest Cities in America

In a recent study, highlighted by innovation Daily, Gainesville was ranked as one of "America's Brainiest Cities". Gainesville outperformed similar areas like Austin, Texas and San Francisco, California.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 2-JUL-2013
Gainesville and University of Florida Attracting Praise for Innovation Square

The growing technological presence in Gainesville and Innovation Square are receiving state-wide attention for developing a model for efficient, sustainable economic growth.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 1-JUL-2013
Regional Economic Forum Sheds Light on What Gainesville Needs to Do to Stay Competitive

Innovation Gainesville's (iG) Regional Economic Forum was an unveiling of months of analysis and research highlighting the economic opportunities and future of Gainesville.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 28-JUN-2013
Florida Students Spending Summer Learning Entrepreneurship and Business Skills

Across South Florida, students of all ages are using summer vacation time to learn more about creating and running a business.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 27-JUN-2013
Florida's Economic Confidence Highest Since April 2007

With the strength of the stock market, employement rate, and median home prices continuing to increase, Florida consumers are growing more optimistic about economic conditions.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 26-JUN-2013
Small Business Advice From Florida Leaders

Florida leaders in education, business, and government have offered their tips to those starting their own business.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 25-JUN-2013
Encell Technology Explores Possibility of Expanding Operations in Alachua County

Encell Technology, a company that designs battery storage and management systems, has proposed establishing operations at Phoenix Commercial Park on Highway 441 in Alachua. It is projected that the battery storage design and managements systems company would create 167 jobs involving a wide variety of skills and educational backgrounds.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 21-JUN-2013
CurtCo Receives Warm Welcome to Innovation Square from Gainesville Community

The publishing company, most known for the Robb Report, was greeted today by a large crowd at Ayers Technology Plaza across the street from the Florida Innovation Hub. Mayor Ed Braddy headlined a prominent list of speakers including CurtCo Media’s Dr. John Anderson, Senior VP of the Digital Group, and David Arnold, Senior VP Publishing Director.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 17-JUN-2013
Gainesville Ranked 2nd Fastest Growing City in Nation

In a recent study conducted by prominent finance and investing site NerdWallet, Gainesville ranked the second fastest growing city in the United States. Gainesville topped the list in median income, and had the second-highest ranking employment rate.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 14-JUN-2013
Amazon Coming to Florida

Online retail giant Amazon.com will open warehouses in Florida in an effort to decrease shipping times for online orders. The move will result in over 3,000 jobs.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 14-JUN-2013
Newest Infusion Technology Center Renderings Foreshadow the Building's Presence at Innovation Square

The newest renderings of the Infusion Technology Center at UF Innovation Square showcase plans for the next building in the science and technology community.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 12-JUN-2013
CurtCo Robb Media Community Celebration Monday at 5:15pm

A formal celebration will be held on Monday, June 17th, welcoming CurtCo Robb Media to Innovation Square. The event is scheduled to begin at 5:15pm in the main atrium of Ayers Innovation Plaza, across the street from the Florida Innovation Hub.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 11-JUN-2013
Innovation Square CEO Making a Difference for Tornado Victims

Kristi Taylor, CEO of Innovation Square company MonkeyWish.com, saw an opporunity to help when she drove through Moore, Oklahoma last Sunday. Taylor is helping distraught residents of the tornado-ravaged town by allowing victims and non-profit organizations to use her online wish list service to replace lost or damaged items.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 7-JUN-2013
Innovation Square Company, Fracture, Increases Investments

Fracture has gained another $500,000 in funding from West Florida investor. The company, operating in Innovation Square and known for its excellent quality and customer service, prints digital photos to glass.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 6-JUN-2013
First Innovation Square Building a Testament to Synergy in the Tech Community

The Florida Innovation Hub, the first building constructed in UF Innovation Square, is experiencing success that foreshadows the bright future of the 40-acre science and research community.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 5-JUN-2013
Start-ups Excited About Future at Innovation Square

Spirits are high at businesses in UF Innovation Square. Following the recent success of some neighboring tenants, established businesses and entrepreneurial ventures within the area see a bright future for themselves and the Innovation Square community as a whole.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 4-JUN-2013
Innovation Attracting Investment at UF Innovation Square

Discovery within UF Innovation Square is not going unnoticed. A number of companies in the science and technology community have harnessed funding and partnerships that foreshadow future economic growth in Gainesville.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 4-JUN-2013
Florida a Top 10 State for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

With recent developments, Florida has ranked in the top 10 states to start a busisiness. The Sunshine State also ranked 1st for Infrastructure, Higher Education Efficiency, and Business Birthrate.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 3-JUN-2013
Publication Company Adds Jobs, Diversity to Innovation Square

Innovation Square has attracted an international publishing company to the area, known for appealing to technology businesses. CurtCo Robb Media plans to add jobs and benefit from local resources at the University of Florida.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 30-MAY-2013
Consumer Confidence in Florida Rises to Highest Since August 2007

For the third straight month, consumer confidence in Florida has been on the incline. It now is as high as it has been since before the Recession.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 28-MAY-2013
Innovation Square Attracting More Than High-Tech Companies

Innovation Square has become well-known for their influx of technology companies, but new neighbors to the research community aim to support these high-growth businesses.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 24-MAY-2013
Mobiquity makes first hires, finds office space at Innovation Square

Mobile solutions company Mobiquity has begun its hiring process and has found a property to operate at within Innovation Square. The company will bring 250 new jobs to the area.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 8-MAY-2013
Acclaimed Architect Group and Construction Firm Move to Innovation Square

Ponikvar & Associates and CPPI add to the list of companies relocating to Innovation Square. The two first are preparing for upcoming projects in the area.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 29-APR-2013
Mobiquity Expands to Gainesville, Creating 260 jobs

Mobiquity joins others like SumTotal Systems, Silver Airways, Mindtree Ltd., and Sears Holdings as companies that have either relocated or expanded to Gainesville in recent years, further establishing Gainesville as a hub for innovation and technology.

Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce | STAFF | 24-APR-2013
Meeting of the Minds for Innovation Square's MindTree and New General Manager

Joelle Smith moving to Gainesville to return to MindTree. Settled in at Innovation Square, the company hopes to expand its operations in global information technology solutions.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 22-APR-2013
New Artist Rendering of Infusion Technology Center Released!

The newest artist portrayal of Infusion Technology Center paints a dynamic picture of the productivity the building will bring to Innovation Square at UF and Gainesville in general.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 25-MAR-2013
Sears Holding Corp Chooses Innovation Square in Gainesville, FL for First Ever "Center for Excellence"

Sears, a fortune 65 company and North America's retail giant, has selected Gainesville for its first "Center for Excellence", which will give 25 engineering undergraduates this year alone an opportunity to intern with the company in the field of software development. "Companies around the world are realizing the amazing talent, business-friendly resources and high quality of life we have here," said John Carlson, 2013 chair of the Council for Economic Outreach. "We have a very clear mission through Innovation Gainesville that Gainesville and Alachua County will grow and attract business and retain our talented workforce locally."

Trimark Properties | | 13-March-2013
UF, GRU, GRUCom team up to offer ultrahigh-speed broadband connections in Innovation District

Gainesville Regional Utilities' GRUCom and UF collaborated with each other to provide ultrahigh-speed broadband to residents and business customers in Innovation Square. The internet new connections will foster research and development for the University of Florida to further increase innovation in the city of Gainesville.

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA | | 11-JUN-2012
US Airways profiles Gainesville, UF Innovation Square

Check out the US Airways detailed article about Gainesville and the Innovation Square development.

US AIRWAYS MAGAZINE | | MAY 2012
Innovation Square wins award for economic development planning

The Economic Development Division of the American Planning Association has selected UF Innovation Square in Gainesville, FL to receive the 2012 Donald E. Hunter Excellence in Economic Development Planning Award.

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA | | 30-MAR-2012
MindTree to bring 400 high-tech jobs to the Gainesville area

MindTree Limited, a global IT and product engineering company, has selected Gainesville as the site for its United States expansion, bringing 400 new jobs over the next five years and making a $2.925 million capital investment in the heart of Gainesville.

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA | | 27-MAR-2012
#1 Commute Time in Florida

US census finds Gainesville to have the shortest commute time in FL and one of the shortest in the nation.

WUFT-FM | | 9-JAN-2012
UF Championship Team: Recruiting Entrepreneurs and Investors

Soon the Gators of UF Tech Connect will have their very own state-of-the-art playing field from which to launch startup companies.

Home Magazine | | MARCH 2011
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14 Things Successful People Do on the Weekends

What is your weekend schedule like? According some of the country's most distinguished CEOs and career coaches, weekends should be a time for introspection, relaxation, and assessment.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 11-OCT-2013
Construction Begins on New Roads that Will Create Pedestrian-Friendly Blocks in Innovation Square

Construction has begun on new roads in Innovation Square with a goal of creating small, “walkable” blocks that facilitate interaction and collaboration.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 09-OCT-2013
How Many Times Do Entrepreneurs Try Before They Fail? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Getting down after your ideas fail to pick up steam? Being an entrepreneur means getting prepared for disappointment and letting the failure fuel your success.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 26-SEP-2013
New Apartment Complex Leasing Fast in Innovation Square, near UF Campus

Savion Park, a new Gainesville apartment complex in Innovation Square 3 blocks from UF campus, has already pre-leased 30% of its units by offering a contemporary design and unparalelled features for students and young professionals.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 25-SEP-2013
UF Ranked 4th in Country for Launching Startups

UF has ranked 4th in the nation in startup creation with 15 just last year. UF also ranked 11th for the number of licenses and options it granted for university research.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 19-SEP-2013
Gainesville-Based Company Named to Inc. 500 Fastest-Growing Companies

Gainesville's bio-science and tech scenes aren't showing signs of slowing their pace after a local company has made it on the Inc. 500 Fastest-Growing Companys list.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 18-SEP-2013
UF Moves Up in Newest Rankings, Nears Goal of Top-10 University

UF has moved closer to its goal of becoming a top-10 university after the U.S. News & World Report rankings of colleges and universities ranked it 14th among public universities and 49th among national universities.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 10-SEP-2013
Gainesville Community Attracting International Companies to Innovation Square

International companies are relocating or expanding to Innovation Square for an opportunity to be a part of the cohesive, welcoming Gainesville community.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 28-AUG-2013
Startup Quest Entrepreneurship Training Coming Back to Gainesville

Startup Quest, an entrepreneurship training program for unemployed or underemployed degree-holding professionals, will be holding an introductory workshop for its 2013 program tomorrow afternoon.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 27-AUG-2013
VenturePitch to Include Gainesville Companies and Keynote Speaker

VenturePitch, a venture-capital competition and networking event, is partnering with and inviting local companies and entrepreneurs. The event will take place Tuesday evening from 6 to 9:30 PM.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 23-AUG-2013
Gainesville Ranked "#1 City on the Rise"

Gainesville has been ranked #1 City on the Rise by notable finance and investing site, NerdWallet.com, because of recent growth in income, employment, and air traffic.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 21-AUG-2013
9-Week Tech Program Empowers Women in Tech Start-ups

eWITS, a free, nine-week program designed to get more women into the technology start-up sector will begin and September and offer entrepreneurial and business skills to participants.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 20-AUG-2013
Innovation Square Continues Growing as Area Unemployment Stays Low

Gainesville Area unemployment continues to stay low as Innovation Square developments come to fruition. New projects should increase added jobs and activity to the area.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 19-AUG-2013
Mindtree Releases Q1 Results, U.S. Component Leads in Growth

Innovation Square tenant and global technology company, Mindtree, has released its 2013 1st Quarter result. U.S.-based operations led Mindtree's 52% growth in net profit.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 15-AUG-2013
ScienceWriters 2013 Registration Opens Tomorrow

Registration opens tomorrow for ScienceWriters 2013, hosted by UF. The event, from November 1st through the 5th, will be held at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 14-AUG-2013
State Economists Foresee Growth in Florida

As business investment and tourism ramp up in Florida, economists predict steady economic growth in the coming years and increased tax income for state municipalities.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 13-AUG-2013
Local Organizations Can Become More Innovative Through UF's Design Thinker: Experience Innovation' Workshop

The University of Florida has announced a Design Thinker: Experience Innovation workshop that will give local individuals the chance to learn skills to 'invent the future' and become more innovative.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 12-AUG-2013
Economist Says "Florida Has Many Distinct Advantages" in Current Bull Market

Economist Jeff Korzenik believes that 'Florida has many distinct advantages in the business community' in the current bull market of the United States.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 7-AUG-2013
Gainesville One of Four Schools "Just As Great as Ivy League Schools"

UF has been mentioned as one of four schools that are 'just as great as Ivy League schools' by millenial/political site Policymic.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 6-AUG-2013
Gainesville Ranked 3rd Best College Town in the Nation

Gainesville has been ranked the 3rd best college town in the US by Livability, a site highlighting America's best places to live and visit.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 6-AUG-2013
Ayers Plaza Finding New Purpose at Innovation Square

Previously an active medical center, Ayers Technology Plaza is finding new life in the core of the University of Florida’s Innovation Square. Companies hoping to be a part of the development and growth in the Innovation Square science and technology community see Ayers as a strategic location.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 5-AUG-2013
Florida a Top 5 State for Angel Investment [INFOGRAPHIC]

Florida is a top 5 state for attracting the approximately $20 billion of Angel investment each year. This is a great indicator of the thriving entrepreneurial community in the Sunshine State.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 5-AUG-2013
RELEASED: New Renderings of the Infusion Technology Center

New renderings have been released showcasing the Infusion Technology Center and the interactive community surrounding it, including the immediately adjacent Florida Innovation Hub.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 2-AUG-2013
Simon Sinek: How Extraordinary Leaders Evolve

Simon Sinek, the second-most-viewed speaker on Ted.com with over 11.6 million views, wrote his first book, Start with Why, after a loss of career passion caused him to rediscover his excitement about life.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 31-JUL-2013
Increasing Innovation: Getting Employees to Ask Questions

Is your company starting to stagnate? Unearth new ideas, empower employees, and find innovative solutions through Hal Gergersen's Catalytic Questioning

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 30-JUL-2013
HackerHouse Inventions to be Revealed Sunday Evening

For three months, the first class of eight HackerHouse cadets has been living together with free food and lodging with nothing to worry about but inventing technologies and starting companies.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 29-JUL-2013
Growth at Innovation Square Increasing Jobs and Sales at Local Companies

New companies and developments at Innovation Square are increasing the demand for local goods and services, allowing businesses all over Gainesville to expand their workforces and invest in other local organizations.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 26-JUL-2013
Sid Martin Biotech Incubator Ranked Best in the World in Global Study

A testament to the area's growing science and technology sectors, Alachua's Sid Martin Biotech Incubator was ranked “World’s Best University Biotechnology Incubator” in a Sweden-based research group UBI.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 25-JUL-2013
Florida #1 State in US for Wealth Migration

For over twenty years, more money has been entering the Florida economy than any other state. Florida's gain of $95.6 billion dwarfs runner-up Arizona's $28 billion.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 24-JUL-2013
Gainesville Chamber's Goal is to Create Jobs "from the GED to the PhD"

When confronted with the opportunity to move to Gainesville, Susan Davenport saw a community dedicated to creating jobs and becoming an incubator for new, innovative companies in all industries.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 23-JUL-2013
Locally-Developed Algebra App Drives Statewide Progress

An algebra app developed through a partnership with the UF Lastinger Center for Learning and Study Edge is being used to teach students in all 67 Florida counties.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 22-JUL-2013
Hundreds Show Up For Inaugural "Start Up Downtown"

Nearly 200 showed up for last night's Start Up Downtown, an event organized by Florida Works, Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, and Innovation Gainesville.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 19-JUL-2013
Two New Apartment Complexes Unveiled Near UF Campus

Spanish-themed Solaria and historical-luxury designed Greystone have been unveiled just one block east of the University of Florida Campus.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 18-JUL-2013
Tonight's Start Up Downtown Will Connect Job-Seekers with Local Start Up Companies

Start Up Downtown will be held tonight from 6-9 p.m. on the second-floor balcony of the Union Street Station and will companies such as Mobiquity, Trendy Entertainment, Grooveshark, and Fracture.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 18-JUL-2013
Florida Earns National Award for Significant Job Creation and Economic Impact

Area Development magazine has awarded Florida the Silver Shovel award, highlighting the state's ability to create a significant amount of jobs and economic impact.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 16-JUL-2013
Software Startup Greeted with "Highly Active Startup Environment" in Gainesville

10 years after earning his MBA from the University of Florida, Rick Carlson moved back to Gainesville to raise his son and begin his software start-up company, SharpSpring.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 15-JUL-2013
Local Company Receives $1.2 Million Grant to Develop Self-Monitoring Pill

Jonesville-based eTect has received a $1.2 million grant to develop a pill with a sand-grain sized sensor sends a signal to a monitor worn by the patient.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 11-JUL-2013
Researchers Discover Pathway of Lethal Brain Cancer, Could Lead to Better Diagnosis and Treatment

Researchers at the University of Florida have discovered the pathway involved in the spread of the most deadly kind of brain cancer.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 9-JUL-2013
New Roads Will Create Framework for Interactive Community at Innovation Square

New street developments underway in the science and technology community are part of an infrastructure plan that will create lively, walkable blocks that support interaction and collaboration..

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 8-JUL-2013
UF One of Six National Universities Awarded Super-Computing Research Grant

The University of Florida has been honored as one of six national universities tasked with conducting high-performance computing research aimed at addressing real world problems.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 5-JUL-2013
Gainesville Among Brainiest Cities in America

In a recent study, highlighted by innovation Daily, Gainesville was ranked as one of "America's Brainiest Cities". Gainesville outperformed similar areas like Austin, Texas and San Francisco, California.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 2-JUL-2013
Gainesville and University of Florida Attracting Praise for Innovation Square

The growing technological presence in Gainesville and Innovation Square are receiving state-wide attention for developing a model for efficient, sustainable economic growth.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 1-JUL-2013
Regional Economic Forum Sheds Light on What Gainesville Needs to Do to Stay Competitive

Innovation Gainesville's (iG) Regional Economic Forum was an unveiling of months of analysis and research highlighting the economic opportunities and future of Gainesville.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 28-JUN-2013
Florida Students Spending Summer Learning Entrepreneurship and Business Skills

Across South Florida, students of all ages are using summer vacation time to learn more about creating and running a business.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 27-JUN-2013
Florida's Economic Confidence Highest Since April 2007

With the strength of the stock market, employement rate, and median home prices continuing to increase, Florida consumers are growing more optimistic about economic conditions.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 26-JUN-2013
Small Business Advice From Florida Leaders

Florida leaders in education, business, and government have offered their tips to those starting their own business.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 25-JUN-2013
Encell Technology Explores Possibility of Expanding Operations in Alachua County

Encell Technology, a company that designs battery storage and management systems, has proposed establishing operations at Phoenix Commercial Park on Highway 441 in Alachua. It is projected that the battery storage design and managements systems company would create 167 jobs involving a wide variety of skills and educational backgrounds.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 21-JUN-2013
CurtCo Receives Warm Welcome to Innovation Square from Gainesville Community

The publishing company, most known for the Robb Report, was greeted today by a large crowd at Ayers Technology Plaza across the street from the Florida Innovation Hub. Mayor Ed Braddy headlined a prominent list of speakers including CurtCo Media’s Dr. John Anderson, Senior VP of the Digital Group, and David Arnold, Senior VP Publishing Director.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 17-JUN-2013
Gainesville Ranked 2nd Fastest Growing City in Nation

In a recent study conducted by prominent finance and investing site NerdWallet, Gainesville ranked the second fastest growing city in the United States. Gainesville topped the list in median income, and had the second-highest ranking employment rate.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 14-JUN-2013
Amazon Coming to Florida

Online retail giant Amazon.com will open warehouses in Florida in an effort to decrease shipping times for online orders. The move will result in over 3,000 jobs.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 14-JUN-2013
Newest Infusion Technology Center Renderings Foreshadow the Building's Presence at Innovation Square

The newest renderings of the Infusion Technology Center at UF Innovation Square showcase plans for the next building in the science and technology community.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 12-JUN-2013
CurtCo Robb Media Community Celebration Monday at 5:15pm

A formal celebration will be held on Monday, June 17th, welcoming CurtCo Robb Media to Innovation Square. The event is scheduled to begin at 5:15pm in the main atrium of Ayers Innovation Plaza, across the street from the Florida Innovation Hub.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 11-JUN-2013
Innovation Square CEO Making a Difference for Tornado Victims

Kristi Taylor, CEO of Innovation Square company MonkeyWish.com, saw an opporunity to help when she drove through Moore, Oklahoma last Sunday. Taylor is helping distraught residents of the tornado-ravaged town by allowing victims and non-profit organizations to use her online wish list service to replace lost or damaged items.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 7-JUN-2013
Innovation Square Company, Fracture, Increases Investments

Fracture has gained another $500,000 in funding from West Florida investor. The company, operating in Innovation Square and known for its excellent quality and customer service, prints digital photos to glass.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 6-JUN-2013
First Innovation Square Building a Testament to Synergy in the Tech Community

The Florida Innovation Hub, the first building constructed in UF Innovation Square, is experiencing success that foreshadows the bright future of the 40-acre science and research community.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 5-JUN-2013
Start-ups Excited About Future at Innovation Square

Spirits are high at businesses in UF Innovation Square. Following the recent success of some neighboring tenants, established businesses and entrepreneurial ventures within the area see a bright future for themselves and the Innovation Square community as a whole.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 4-JUN-2013
Innovation Attracting Investment at UF Innovation Square

Discovery within UF Innovation Square is not going unnoticed. A number of companies in the science and technology community have harnessed funding and partnerships that foreshadow future economic growth in Gainesville.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 4-JUN-2013
Florida a Top 10 State for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

With recent developments, Florida has ranked in the top 10 states to start a busisiness. The Sunshine State also ranked 1st for Infrastructure, Higher Education Efficiency, and Business Birthrate.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 3-JUN-2013
Publication Company Adds Jobs, Diversity to Innovation Square

Innovation Square has attracted an international publishing company to the area, known for appealing to technology businesses. CurtCo Robb Media plans to add jobs and benefit from local resources at the University of Florida.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 30-MAY-2013
Consumer Confidence in Florida Rises to Highest Since August 2007

For the third straight month, consumer confidence in Florida has been on the incline. It now is as high as it has been since before the Recession.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 28-MAY-2013
Innovation Square Attracting More Than High-Tech Companies

Innovation Square has become well-known for their influx of technology companies, but new neighbors to the research community aim to support these high-growth businesses.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 24-MAY-2013
Mobiquity makes first hires, finds office space at Innovation Square

Mobile solutions company Mobiquity has begun its hiring process and has found a property to operate at within Innovation Square. The company will bring 250 new jobs to the area.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 8-MAY-2013
Acclaimed Architect Group and Construction Firm Move to Innovation Square

Ponikvar & Associates and CPPI add to the list of companies relocating to Innovation Square. The two first are preparing for upcoming projects in the area.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 29-APR-2013
Mobiquity Expands to Gainesville, Creating 260 jobs

Mobiquity joins others like SumTotal Systems, Silver Airways, Mindtree Ltd., and Sears Holdings as companies that have either relocated or expanded to Gainesville in recent years, further establishing Gainesville as a hub for innovation and technology.

Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce | STAFF | 24-APR-2013
Meeting of the Minds for Innovation Square's MindTree and New General Manager

Joelle Smith moving to Gainesville to return to MindTree. Settled in at Innovation Square, the company hopes to expand its operations in global information technology solutions.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 22-APR-2013
New Artist Rendering of Infusion Technology Center Released!

The newest artist portrayal of Infusion Technology Center paints a dynamic picture of the productivity the building will bring to Innovation Square at UF and Gainesville in general.

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 25-MAR-2013
Sears Holding Corp Chooses Innovation Square in Gainesville, FL for First Ever "Center for Excellence"

Sears, a fortune 65 company and North America's retail giant, has selected Gainesville for its first "Center for Excellence", which will give 25 engineering undergraduates this year alone an opportunity to intern with the company in the field of software development. "Companies around the world are realizing the amazing talent, business-friendly resources and high quality of life we have here," said John Carlson, 2013 chair of the Council for Economic Outreach. "We have a very clear mission through Innovation Gainesville that Gainesville and Alachua County will grow and attract business and retain our talented workforce locally."

Trimark Properties | STAFF | 13-March-2013
Touchdown! Florida Gators get gigabit broadband

UF students as well as Gainesville residents in the Innovation District now have access to faster internet connections through the help of the Gig U project.

GIGAOM | STACY HIGGINBOTHAM| 11-JUN-2012
Gainesville Regional Utilities to provide fast Internet services

UF and GRUCom joined the initiative to bring high-speed internet services to U.S. universities.

THE ALLIGATOR | CHRIS ALCANTARA | 12-JUN-2012
Touchdown! Florida Gators get gigabit broadband

UF students as well as Gainesville residents in the Innovation District now have access to faster internet connections through the help of the Gig U project.

GIGAOM | STACY HIGGINBOTHAM| 11-JUN-2012
UF Office of Technology Licensing TechNotes

UF Office of Technology Licensing publishes list of research performed by UF spinoffs, showing the value of being located in Innovation Square and the nearby University of Florida campus.

UF OTL | Spring 2012 Issue 1
University of Florida libraries receives $265,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant

Online resource will provide first-time access to hidden St. Augustine treasure

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA | 1-MAY-2012
UF Professor wins national award for flu vaccination efforts

Dr. Parker Small selected as the state's first "Children's Immunization Champion" for his leadership in a highly successful campaign to deliver nasal-spray flu vaccinations to students in Alachua County Schools.

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA | 27-APR-2012
Two Gainesville inventors among four Cade prize finalists

Out of more than 120 Florida inventors and entrepreneurs to apply, four remain standing in the chase for the third annual $50,000 Cade Museum Prize

THE GAINESVILLE SUN | Anthony Clark | 24-APR-2012
UF-led research team selected for $125 million joint U.S.-India energy project

The project is aimed at reducing energy consumption, cutting dependence on petroleum products and increasing use of renewable fuels

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA | 20-APR-2012
US Airways profiles Gainesville, UF Innovation Square

Check out the US Airways detailed article about Gainesville and the Innovation Square development.

US AIRWAYS MAGAZINE | TED SPIKER| MAY 2012
Blue Cross Blue Shield gives UF $1.6 million to address health disparities

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Foundation has given $1.5 million to the University of Florida to promote faculty research that addresses health disparities among those residents.

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA | 19-APR-2012
American Planning Association unanimous in its selection of UF Innovation Square as 2012 Award recipient

The panel was impressed with the project's high quality, establishment of a vision that is not only aspirational but implementable, and the collaboration of a wide-range of stakeholders to create and implement a framework to create a transformative project that will make a lasting contribution to the economic condition of the community.

AMERICAN PLANNING ASSOCIATION| 3-APR-2012
$63 million NIH grant helps UF, national consortium explore cell regeneration therapies for heart disease

University of Florida researchers and colleagues at six other institutions have received a $63 million, seven-year grant from the NIH National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to develop heart disease therapies that use a patient’s own bone marrow and heart cells to generate new healthy heart cells and restore function.

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA | 3-APR-2012
How local leaders brought MindTree to UF Innovation Square Gainesville

UF's status as the No. 1 producer of computer science graduates in Florida and No. 2 in the Southeast; the growing numbers of undergraduates, master's candidates and students minoring in computer science; and the several honors that student teams earned at an international programming contest, including the No. 1 team in North America. are just some of the many reasons MindTree selected UF Innovation Square in Gainesville, FL for their U.S. development center.

GAINESVILLE SUN | ANTHONY CLARK | 31-MAR-2012
UF Innovation Square receives national planning award

The Economic Development Division of the American Planning Association has selected UF Innovation Square in Gainesville, FL to receive the 2012 Donald E. Hunter Excellence in Economic Development Planning Award.

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA | 30-MAR-2012
Investor network for new companies in UF Innovation Square unveiled

David Day, UF director of technology licensing, announced the creation of an angel investor network for Gainesville that will screen and vet applicant companies for investors interested in providing seed capital.

GAINESVILLE SUN | ANTHONY CLARK | 28-MAR-2012
MindTree Chooses Gainesville, Florida For Its $2.9 Million Southeastern Hub

“The University of Florida and our College of Engineering were key factors in MindTree’s decision to locate in Gainesville, and we look forward to making significant contributions to this endeavor as it moves ahead,” UF President Bernie Machen said. “This shows the importance of having a leading national research university in the mix when it comes to economic development.”

AREA DEVELOPMENT ONLINE NEWS DESK | 28-MAR-2012
MindTree to bring 400 high-tech jobs to the Gainesville area

MindTree Limited, a global IT and product engineering company, has selected Gainesville as the site for its United States expansion, bringing 400 new jobs over the next five years and making a $2.925 million capital investment in the heart of Gainesville.

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA | LINDSAY BRENNAN | 27-MAR-2012
MindTree to Open New U.S. Development Center

Gainesville, Florida Location Will Give MindTree's Clients Access to Engineering Talent in the Southeast and create over 400 jobs within UF Innovation Square.

MARKET WATCH | STAFF | 27-MAR-2012
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Twitter | UF INNOVATION SQUARE | 22-FEB-2012
First private company closer to joining Innovation Square

Located next to the Florida Innovation Hub at UF, this 150,000 sqft building will be the first private development in Innovation Square.

The Gainesville Sun | ANDREA RUMBAUGH | 21-FEB-2012

Lauren Poe: We are poised to become a premier city in the emerging innovation economy


Gainesville's advantage lies in our people. We are fortunate to have such an abundance of creative and innovative minds. Our city must nurture the environment that fosters their growth.

Gainesville.com| LAUREN POE |18-FEB-2012
Gainesville-based IrriMax® Corporation Awarded Supplier Agreement with Premier Healthcare Alliance

IrriMax (R) Corporation is a leader in the development of innovative irrigation systems.

MarketWatch.com | BUSINESS WIRE |14-FEB-2012
For some incoming Freshman class, an innovative experiment

UF's new Innovation Academy students will take on-campus classes only in the Spring and Summer semesters during their time at UF.

The Gainesville Sun | NATHAN CRABBE | 13-FEB-2012
TEDxUF Event Features Scientists, Entrepreneurs
This year's event brought more than double the crowd last year's did.

The Alligator | WADE MILLWARD | 13-FEB-2012
UF Innovation Square: A Collaboration of Technology, People & Research

Learn why UF Innovation Square in Gainesville, Florida is the optimal location for your emerging or expanding business.

Youtube| UF INNOVATION SQUARE | 9-FEB-2012
Why Technology & Innovation are Critical to America's Future
Ben Bajarin is the director of consumer technology analysis and research at Creative Strategies, Inc., a technology industry analysis and market intelligence firm in Silicon Valley.

TIME Techland| BEN BAJARIN | 6-FEB-2012
UF Named Regional University Transport Center, Awarded Funds

The University will receive $3.5 million in federal funds for transportation research as a newly chosen Regional University Transportation Center.

University of Florida News | JENSEN WERLEY | 6-FEB-2012
"Hackathon" Brings in Programmers

The Florida Innovation Hub held a hackathon to recruit high-tech students into Innovation Square

The Alligator | BENJAMIN BRASCH | 6-FEB-2012
RTI Biologics reports 2011 Revenue Growth

Alachua-based RTI Biologics finished 2011 with revenue growth of 2 percent and reversed 2010's net loss for positive annual earnings, the company reported

The Gainesville Sun| ANTHONY CLARK | 1-FEB-2012
Web Developers Bring Jobs to Gainesville

The relatively new industry grows as companies realize the importance of an online presence

The Gainesville Sun |ANDREA RUMBAUGH | 27-JAN-2012
Gainesville Major sees Big Things for the City

Major Craig Lowe said the city has weathered the economic crisis relatively well and is poised to become a hub for startup companies.

The Gainesville Sun | CHAD SMITH | 24-JAN-2012
REPORT: UF is State Leader in STEM Degrees

The University granted nearly 2,500 bachelor degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in 2010-2011, the highest number in the state university system.

The Gainesville Sun | NATHAN CRABBE | 18-JAN-2012
GRU Amends Policy for UF and Developers

GRU is helping bring University Avenue into the 21st Century with a major policy change.

Business Report North Central Florida | CHRIS EVERSOLE | 16-JAN-2012
Editorial: A Promising Start

The new year is barely two weeks old and already 2012 is proving an exciting time for this community's budding innovation-based economic ambitions.

The Gainesville Sun | EDITORIAL |13-JAN-2012
Obama Administration Applauds Opening of Innovation Hub in Gainesville, Florida

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, Gainesville Mayor Craig Lowe, and University of Florida President Bernie Machen all gathered for the opening of the Florida Innovation Hub.

U.S. Dept of Commerce| JOHN R. FERNANDEZ | 11-JAN-2012
#1 Commute Time in Florida

US census finds Gainesville to have the shortest commute time in FL and one of the shortest in the nation.

WUFT-FM | STAFF | 9-JAN-2012

8 Reasons Startup Incubators are Better than Business School

Want to take the plunge but need a bit of guidance and support? Applying to a so-called startup incubator may be a far better option than business school.

Forbes | J.J. COLAO | 12-JAN-2012
The Ribbon is Cut!! Congratulations!

Twitter | INNOVATION GAINESVILLE | 11-JAN-2012
Technology Hub in Midtown is part of a "new, seamless Gainesville"

Built on the former Shands at Alachua General Hospital site, the hub is the centerpiece of a planned 40-acre Innovation Square development meant to better connect campus and downtown.

The Gainesville Sun | NATHAN CRABBE | 11-JAN-2012

University of Florida drives innovation, jobs

UF will hold the grand opening ceremony for its second incubator for university spinoff companies, the Florida Innovation Hub

Tampa Bay Times | BERNIE MACHEN | 8-JAN-2012

Innovation Hub opening as buzz grows louder

Innovation has become the new buzzword at UF, and several new entities are tasked with making sure it isn't just an empty term.

The Gainesville Sun| NATHAN CRABBE | 16-SEPT-2011
Innovation the current buzzword, but not all agree on approach

The UF College of Engineering brought together leaders in academia, business, and government Friday for a summit on the role of universities in promoting innovation.

The Gainesville Sun | NATHAN CRABBE | 11-JAN-2012

UF Builds Innovative Complex for Economic Development

UF leaders hope this 40-acre development will spawn start-up companies, encourage "creative collisions" among inventors and foster a "collaborative spirit" for research, academics, and business.

Tampa Bay Times | KIM WILMATH | 26-SEPT-2011

Innovation Square "going to happen," public told at unveiling

UF publicly unveiled its master plan for the Innovation Square development and opened the project to public scrutiny for the first time.

The Gainesville Sun | NATHAN CRABBE | 20-JUN-2011
Innovation district east of UF will be "something special"

The University of Florida's plan for the former Shands at AGH site started with the Innovation Hub, a business incubator that will open this fall.

The Gainesville Sun | NATHAN CRABBE | 18-JUN-2011
UF Plans for Students kept out of Fall semester

The University of Florida has a name for the group of students that will only be allowed to take on-campus classes during the spring and summer semesters.

The Gainesville Sun | NATHAN CRABBE | 10-JUN-2011

Hot Spots for research in Florida

The Florida Innovation Hub is being built with an $8.2 million grant from the federal Economic Development Administration and $5 million from UF

Florida Trend | CINDY GOODMAN | 1-JUN-2011
Innovation Square Developing Rapidly

With two multi-million dollar projects on the horizon, Innovation Square is quickly moving from concept to reality.

Business Report North Central Florida| CHRIS EVERSOLE | 1-JUN-2011
Bustling SW Second Avenue reflects the future for Gainesville

City and university officials are hoping to transform Southwest Second Ave into the area's future.

The Gainesville Sun | CHAD SMITH | 21-MAY-2011
UF: Florida Biotech Industry Outpaces Nation

Florida has seen a 21 percent jump in the number of biotech companies since 2008 and a surge in investment, according to the University of Florida.

University of Florida News| MICHAEL SCHMITT | 5-MAY-2011
Taking a Peek into the UF Innovation Hub

Potential tenants of the Florida Innovation Hub got a sneak peak at the business incubator, the first part of UF's efforts to spin off businesses from its research.

The Gainesville Sun | NATHAN CRABBE | 23-APR-2011
Local Tech companies recall months of intense courtship

Among the biggest local business deals in recent years, three technology companies gobbled up by some of the largest corporations in their industries.

The Gainesville Sun | ANTHONY CLARK | 22-APR-2011
Criser elected board chair of UF starter Sestar

The company's move to a headquarters in Innovation Square fits in UF's efforts to develop science and technology that can be transferred to a successful business.

The Gainesville Sun | ANTHONY CLARK | 22-APR-2011

Innovation Square takes shape

One of the planned buildings, the Infusion Technology Center, will include custom-built laboratories, research, and high-tech space.

The Alligator | HANNAH WINSTON | 20-APR-2011
New Projects Add UF Housing in Neighborhood

The University of Florida's Innovation Square announcement continued its push for student housing to be built off campus with the help of private companies.

The Gainesville Sun | NATHAN CRABBE | 20-APR-2011
Tech center, dormitory planned for UF's Innovation Square

UF President Bernie Machen announced the new buildings Tuesday during UF's 2011 Celebration of Innovation Showcase at the Hilton UF Conference Center.

The Gainesville Sun| ANTHONY CLARK | 19-APR-2011
Gainesville may soon have a "neighborhood of innovation"

As UF's Innovation Square project begins to take shape, a similar development in Atlanta provides an indication of what might be coming.

The Gainesville Sun | NATHAN CRABBE | 3-APR-2011

Midtown on the road to success?

UF's Innovation Square and other projects in the area have officials excited about the future..

The Gainesville Sun | CHAD SMITH | 12-DEC-2010

Innovation Square Project at AGH site may create 3,000 jobs

The University of Florida's Innovation Square announcement continued its push for student housing to be built off campus with the help of private companies.

The Gainesville Sun | NATHAN CRABBE | 2-DEC-2010

UF reveals plan for 40-acre innovation hub

Throughout the next decade, the area around the old site of Shands at AGH will be developed into a complex that will nurture upstart businesses and provide those employees with a place to live, work, and play.

The Alligator | JOEY FLECHAS | 30-NOV-2010

Collaborating for Progress

Public and private sectors combine forces to spur economic growth in North Central Florida.

Business Florida | GINGER BROSLAT | 21-SEPT-2010

UF creating hubbub of innovation

Attention already growing as UF begins work on facility.

The Gainesville Sun | ANTHONY CLARK | 15-JUN-2010

Next Generation Consulting ranks hotspots for young professionals to live and work in the U.S.

Gainesville, Florida ranked among best cities for young professionals to live and work.

Next Generation Consulting | 11-JUN-2009

Watch this video to learn more about what makes Innovation Square an ideal place for your business. Whether you're a start-up, emerging, fast-growth or established company, Innovation Square offers many unique advantages. Learn more

Benefits of Innovation Square

Innovation Square has all the dynamics in place to empower forward-thinking companies to transfer their breakthrough ideas from mind to market:

  • Located 2 blocks form the heart of University of Florida campus
  • Designed for science and technology companies
  • Business "super incubator", VC firms and Business Support on-site
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What People Are Saying

"CEOs who have shopped other universities looking for tech companies say we have a unique environment that makes starting a company here a very appealing proposition."

– Jane Muir

Infusion Technology Center


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