Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The Sunshine State has a stormy showing in Bloomberg Innovation Index

By at least one measure, Florida has a lot of work to do if it wants to join the ranks of innovation powerhouse states. The Sunshine State ranked 34th out of...

Here’s where Florida ranks on the Bloomberg innovation index

Florida ranks No. 34 among U.S. states for innovation, according to the Bloomberg 2016 U.S. State Innovation Index released Thursday. In 2015, the Sunshine State was ranked 35th.

Orlando firm lands patent for custom messages for businesses

An Orlando tech company has landed a patent for a system that sends personalized mass text messages to a customer list. Officials with the four-year-old Texting Base announced Monday that its application...

White House selects Tampa Bay as new TechHire community

Tampa Bay has been selected as a national TechHire community, the White House announced on Thursday. With this designation comes funding to train approximately 1,000 people between the ages of 17 and...

UM and Partners Push to Accelerate Technology Innovation in South Florida

When University of Miami President Julio Frenk delivered his inauguration speech on January 29, one of the ambitious ideas he put forth was “the development of a major innovation hub with...

Pinellas, St. Pete launch partnership to create giant business incubator

Pinellas County and the city of St. Petersburg are partnering with the Tampa Bay Innovation Center to create a major new business incubator. The partnership represents the latest step in a process that began...

University of Miami steps up innovation strategy and renames life science park

The University of Miami Life Science & Technology Park will be renamed Converge Miami to more inclusively brand the building for what the University of Miami hopes it will become: a...

At the Idea Center, innovation is everywhere, even on skateboards

Felix Puello wanted to build a better skateboard. When Miami Dade College’s Idea Center opened, the student signed up for the Startup Challenge, a competition designed to help student entrepreneurs at the earliest stages....

How South Florida universities are revving up to be engines of innovation

South Florida’s colleges and universities have made the leap into experiential entrepreneurship education, with training and programs that go beyond the classroom, beyond the business plan contests, beyond the E-clubs. Yes,...

How businesses benefit when part of an innovative community

There’s tremendous buzz these days about innovation. Large companies try to kick-start sales with new state-of-the-art products, competing against startup businesses introducing truly groundbreaking offerings. Often, the big companies swallow the...
- Advertisement -