Emerging Companies

Florida universities and research institutions are spinning out new companies every day. Below is a select list of startup companies, many of which are seeking CEOs or investment capital. If you are a CEO or investor looking for your next opportunity, sort through and browse by name, technology area, and whether or not they are seeking a CEO, and contact the Institute or the specific office of technology licensing for more information. 

Institution Affiliation:  
Florida International University

Technology Background: 
A Florida university research professor has completed extensive work on a project to create technology and tools to visualize and query geospatial data. The data involved includes both user-specific streams and 40TB of basemap data, and the queries are answered very quickly, essentially in real time.

Development Needs:
 For further information about the opportunity, please contact Jane Teague, jane.teague@florida-institute.com.

Seeking CEO

Institution Affiliation:
Florida State University

Technology Background:
ALZYN is an early stage company focused on addressing the tragedy of Alzheimer's. The Company is pursuing a unique approach to halting the progression of AD. The science is at a preclinical development stage.

https://www.alzyn.com

Technology Background:
Specializing in innovative wastewater treatment with products and services designed to improve efficiency and reduce cost for plant operators. The Facultative Biosolid Stabilization and P-Uptake processes have proven to provide major benefits to treatment plant operations.
https://www.aquaconeer.com

Technology Background:
Carbolosic uses a proprietary mechano-chemical catalysis (MCC) process developed at UCF to inexpensively produce high quality sugar from cellulose which can then be used in a variety of applications including cellulosic sugars for fermentation and the biofuels industry. 

Institution Affiliation:  
University of South Florida

Technology Background:
Culture Fuels is a developer of cultivation platforms for low-cost, carbon-neutral algae fuels and chemicals that can be used directly by the existing vehicle fleet.

https://www.culturebiosystems.com/

Institution Affiliation:  
Florida State University

Technology Background:
Developed a reactor system that can efficiently produce both nitrate and hydrogen peroxide in concentrations suitable for agriculture use with only air and water as the chemical feeds. The technology provides farmers the ability to generate these costly chemicals on-site in a form and concentration which can be directly applied to plants.

Seeking CEO

Institution Affiliation:  
Florida International University

Technology Background:
A Florida university research professor has developed and is in the process of commercializing two near infrared 2-D and 3-D real-time optical imaging devices with co-registration capabilities. Development Needs: For further information about the opportunity, please contact Jane Teague, jane.teague@florida-institute.com.

Seeking CEO

https://research.fiu.edu

Institution Affiliation:  
University of South Florida

Technology Background:
Developing the MARVEL platform to overcome a major technical limitation with minimally invasive surgery by creating a miniature in vivo wireless high definition video camera that does not require an additional incision/trocar for placement.

Institution Affiliation:
Florida State University

Technology Background:
Insilicom provides big data solutions for scientists in both academia and industry. We integrate heterogeneous datasets from diverse sources and store them in databases with flexible and versatile query interface. Queried data can be directly analyzed at our cloud-based platform using state-of-the-art statistical and computational tools. Analysis results can be plotted using our powerful, user friendly graphics tools. Our platform also allows users to analyze data generated in their own labs.

https://www.research.fsu.edu/research-offices/oc/

Institution Affiliation:
 Florida State University

Technology Background:
Lipid Nanotech, LLC, has developed a revolutionary and novel method to increase the efficiencies of drug discovery by further miniaturizing the process of high-throughput screening through their patented Liposome Microarray Technology or LiMiT™.

http://www.lipidnanotech.net/

Institution Affiliation:  
University of Central Florida

Technology Background:
Nano Discovery, founded by UCF Faculty, uses a unique technique for chemical and biological detection and analaysis using gold nanoparticle optical probes coupled with dynamic light scattering called NanoDLSay. In addition to the analytical technique, Nano Discovery also developed the high-throughput dynamic light scattering instrument especially designed for conducting NanoDLSay. 

https://www.nanodiscoveryinc.com/

Institution Affiliation:  
University of West Florida

Technology Background:
Heritage tourism, cultural resource management, historical research, and litigation support services for public and private clients throughout North America. Since 1974, HRA has been helping its clients understand the past to solve current problems and interpret local, regional, and national history

Institution Affiliation:  
Florida State University

Technology Background:
Triboluminescent sensor system for quasi-distributed load sensing on wind blades for active control of wind turbines. The ITOFPress sensor system will provide real time sensing of the cyclic and stochastic loads experienced at critical sections along the length of large turbine blades during operation.

https://www.research.fsu.edu/research-offices/oc/

Institution Affiliation:  
University of Central Florida

Technology Background:  At Progenicyte, healing comes from within. The integrative and regenerative pharmaceutical R&D and application of adult stem cell and genetic analyses and therapies promoted by Progenicyte can offer solutions that restore hair loss, generate new tissues, and more. 

https://progenicyte.com/

Institution Affiliation:  
University of Florida

Technology Background:
Invented in Spring 2002, at University of Florida provides a mobile platform to emulate handoff, fading, attenuation, network delays, as well as mobile IP scenarios.

https://innovate.research.ufl.edu/tech-licensing/

Institution Affiliation:  
Moffitt Cancer Center

Technology Background:
Focused on commercialization of novel and proprietary cancer diagnostics based on measuring biological tumor mutations and phosphorylation of crucial cancer targets with a goal to provide diagnostic products and services to identify cancer patients who will respond to targeted therapy.

https://moffitt.org/research-science/academic-and-industry-partnerships/office-of-innovation/