Florida’s research dollars contribute significantly to boosting Florida's economy.
Florida’s public university system ranks #5 in the nation in terms of research expenditures.1
Florida is a leader in funded grants for R&D.
Grants & Contracts
Industry-related Grants & Contracts
Grants between State Universities
Innovation and Commercialization
Florida ranks second in the U.S. for the number of public universities in the Milliken Institute’s Top 25 Best Universities for Tech Transfer.2 The Sunshine State is also home to the world’s top research incubator—the University of Florida’s Sid Martin Biotech.3
Licenses and Options Executed FY2017-18
Patents Awarded FY2017-19
1 NSF Higher Education Research and Development Survey, 2016 2 Milliken Institute, 2017. 3 International Business Innovation Association, 2017.