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Bio fl smps 032411

Bio fl smps 032411



iG Presentation from BioFlorida/SMPS Meeting in Orlando on 3/24/11

iG Presentation from BioFlorida/SMPS Meeting in Orlando on 3/24/11



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  • It turned into Innovation Gainesville.
  • We spent months doing research and spoke with hundreds of individuals. The one thing that consistently came through---we have abundant assets in our community—research, smart people, educated people, noted leaders in fields. That puts us way ahead of our peers when it comes to competing for companies and for talent.
  • Introduce Brian
  • And as you can see from this conceptual rendering of Innovation Square, we have a tremendous opportunity to capitalize on the reputation we have garnered as Innovation Gainesville. This vision for INNOVATION SQUARE is that it will not only be home to our new Florida Innovation Hub and buildings for our graduating companies but that there will also be high tech companies who for years have wanted to move to Gainesville to tap into the brainpower both in terms of faculty and students but have been unable to find an adequate facility within close proximity to the university. The impact of INNOVATION SQUARE will mean not only jobs for our citizens and students but it will enable us to raise the quality of life for the residents of our community.
  • Brent mentioned the Cade Prize for Innovation…plans continue for the Cade Museum to be located at Depot Park in the downtown. To have an institution like this in our community only adds to our recognition for innovation and the ideas being generated locally.
  • Questions?

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  • iG Innovation Gainesville
  • Innovation Gainesville #1 Asset = KNOWLEDGE!
    • Health Technologies: leveraging the region’s expertise in
      • Human Life Science
        • Pharmaceuticals, biologics, devices, equipment, and research and testing
      • Agricultural Life Science
        • Feedstock, chemicals and fertilizer, and food science/crop management)
    • Green Technologies : leveraging the region’s expertise in
      • Environmental Engineering
      • Agricultural Life Science
        • chemicals and fertilizer
      • Alternative Energy
        • Biomass, solar and Fuel Cells
      • Green Building and Design
      • Clean Technology
        • waste management, recycling technologies
  • Local UF Bioscience Startups Source: Office of Technology Licensing, University of Florida
  • Gainesville is the biggest projected gainer, projecting 17.7 percent increase in creative class jobs. Author: Richard Florida. The Atlantic ( August 2010)
  • About Gainesville
    • #1 in Cities Ranked and Rated (Frommers, 2007)
    • Top 50 Best Places to Live and Launch (Fortune Small Business Magazine)
    • Top 50 Best Places for Business and Careers last 4 years (Forbes.com)
    • #10 Hotspots for Young Professionals to Live & Work (Next Generation Consulting)
    • First Solar Feed-In Tariff in U.S.
    • 1 of 15 Cities Worldwide participating in the Green Capital – Global Challenge (Carbon War Room)
  • More Cool Things – Company Successes
    • Gainesville’s Grooveshark – Time Magazine’s Top 50 Websites of 2010
    • Start-up Roombug featured in WSJ, NYT and Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • WiPower, a GTEC company, is acquired by a Fortune 500 company
    • InterMed Biomedical, 352 Media, O2BKids! & Nuclear Medicine Professionals make Inc. Magazine’s list of 5K fastest growing companies
    • Banyan Biomarkers awarded $26.3 Million DoD contract to develop diagnostic blood test for trauma
    • Prioria awarded $2.8M contract with Canadian Dept of National Defense
  • What else is happening to drive jobs and innovation?
  • Florida Innovation Hub at UF
  • Innovation Square
  • Innovation Square
  • Progress Corporate Park
  • Sid Martin BDI
  • Cade Museum
  • To Register: http://conferences.dce.ufl.edu/innovationshowcase/
  • iG We make cool things happen.