UF Startup Florida Insect Control Group featured at University Innovation & Entrepreneurship Showcase in Washington, D.C.


    University of Florida researchers behind Florida Insect Control Group, a pest control device company, originally intended to protect deployed military personnel from insect-borne diseases, shared the story of their #Research2Startup path at the University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase in Washington, D.C., Wednesday.

    Organized by the Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities and the Association of American Universities, the D.C. showcase highlights the role of federally-funded university research in fueling entrepreneurship, innovation and economic opportunity nationwide. The Florida Insect Control Group, which offers environmentally safe, long-lasting and cost-effective solutions for control of both adult and larvae mosquitoes and flies, is one of 20 startups participating in the event.