Cade Prize keynote


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The slide deck from a very brief presentation I made at the Cade Prize event in Gainesville. FL 6.11.10

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Cade Prize keynote

  1. 1. The Future of Gainesville = Innovation
  2. 2. The world is changing… 17/30 27/30 351,537 329,767 137,437 06/10/10 3.3B 1.8B 1957 1 MB = $411,041,792.00 2009 1 MB = $.011 2 GB = $44.99 + free shipping 2 GB @ 1957 = $841,813,590,016 1,000,000,0000
  3. 3. UF Homecoming 1930
  4. 4. UF Homecoming 2009
  5. 5. Change is Inevitable
  6. 6. A question… and a challenge…
  7. 7. What makes Gainesville special?
  8. 8. Good to Great
  9. 9. The Challenge: How do we leverage Gainesville’s assets to compete successfully in the global economy?
  10. 10. The World’s Most Innovative Cities: <ul><li>A high concentration of residents working in “knowledge jobs.” </li></ul><ul><li>Solid innovation infrastructure that fosters technological innovation. </li></ul><ul><li>Local companies geared toward global markets. </li></ul><ul><li>High value-added, technologically advanced manufacturing sectors. </li></ul><ul><li>Institutions and residents embrace the digital economy. </li></ul><ul><li>At the front of the information technology and Internet Revolutions. </li></ul><ul><li>Above-average levels of entrepreneurship. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>39% of our population holds bachelor degrees or higher. </li></ul><ul><li>1,854 engineering degrees were awarded in 2007. </li></ul><ul><li>GTEC has generated $57,600,000 in grants and funding. </li></ul><ul><li>Sid Martin Biotechnology Development Institute has generated $ 450,000,000 in grants and funding. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2008 UF received more than $560,000,000 in sponsored research funding. </li></ul>How does Gainesville measure up to those requirements?
  12. 12. Greater Gainesville generated about 150 patents a year over the last five years… more than 50% of them in the life sciences.
  13. 13. <ul><li>Cancer Center </li></ul><ul><li>Genetics Institute </li></ul><ul><li>Institute on Aging </li></ul><ul><li>Emerging Pathogens Institute </li></ul><ul><li>McKnight Brain Institute </li></ul><ul><li>Center for Excellence in Regenerative Biotechnology </li></ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research </li></ul><ul><li>Powell Gene Therapy Center </li></ul><ul><li>Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute </li></ul>One of the Top 15 Research Universities in America
  14. 14. AND… <ul><li>SFC Top 20 in Community College League of Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>SFC Center for Innovation and Economic Development </li></ul><ul><li>SFC Perry Center for Emerging Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Gainesville Technology Enterprise Center </li></ul><ul><li>Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator </li></ul><ul><li>Powell Center for Construction and Environment </li></ul><ul><li>UF – DOE High Temperature Electrochemistry Center </li></ul><ul><li>UF Institute for Sustainable Energy Technology Incubator </li></ul>
  15. 15. AND… <ul><li>RTI Biologics </li></ul><ul><li>Exactech </li></ul><ul><li>Banyan Biomarkers </li></ul><ul><li>Applied Genetic Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>BioResources Management </li></ul><ul><li>BioEnergy International </li></ul><ul><li>Sharklet Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Streamline Numerics </li></ul><ul><li>Info Tech </li></ul><ul><li>Infinite Energy </li></ul><ul><li>And, and, and, and, and, and, and………… Not to mention……. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Florida Innovation Hub at UF
  17. 17. Cade Museum
  18. 18. In just the past 5 years Gainesville has been named: <ul><li># 1 Tech City in Florida </li></ul><ul><li>#1 Overall Cities Ranked and Rated </li></ul><ul><li>Top 1% of Chambers in America </li></ul><ul><li>Top 10 Hotspots for Young Professionals to Work & Live </li></ul><ul><li>#22 Smartest Cities in America </li></ul><ul><li>#47 Best Places to Launch and Live </li></ul><ul><li>Best 50 Hospitals in America: Shands at UF </li></ul><ul><li>Top 50 Best Places for Business and Careers </li></ul><ul><li>The 2009 Region of Excellence </li></ul>
  19. 19. In other words… Collaboration Communication Celebration
  20. 20. Tonight we are here to celebrate… <ul><li>H 2 O Life Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>WiOptix </li></ul><ul><li>University of Florida </li></ul><ul><li>Tutor Matching Service </li></ul>