The University of Florida’s Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator received the State Science and Technology’s 2014 Excellence in Technology-Based Economic Development award. The award recognizes exceptional achievement in the technology commercialization category.
Since 1995, Sid Martin Biotech companies and graduates attracted more than $1.2 billion in funding. The Incubator has created more than 2,000 high-wage jobs and has had an economic impact of more than $100 million per year in Alachua County.
The UF Sid Martin Biotech Incubator, one of the country’s first bio-business incubators, is a 40,000-square-foot bioscience complex created to commercialize UF technologies around the life sciences. “The Sid Martin Biotech Incubator at the University of Florida has consistently moved forward in achieving its vision,” said SSTI President Dan Berglund.