Entrepreneurship - Talent - Ideas - Capital - Collaboration 

In May 2014 InternetCoast launched the “Florida Innovation Highlights” information portal that provides analysis and insights on innovation and technology driven job creation and economic growth.   The purpose of the Florida Innovation Highlights portal is to provide a tool to stimulate dialogue to better understand Florida’s innovation ecosystem, its impact on the competitiveness of industries, and opportunities to leverage innovation to stimulate job creation and economic growth.  

The Highlights Report Series will benchmark Florida’s level of performance/achievement with other States, including analysis of relevant characteristics and demographics.  When data is available, reports will also include summaries by Enterprise Florida economic region.  View the Enterprise Florida Regions>>> 

Florida Innovation Highlights will examine Florida's innovation ecosystem along the following dimensions:  

INPUTS (Examples) 

Sources of Innovation Capital Funding such as: 

Academic, Research Institution, and Private Sector Research and Development Expenditures 

Venture & Angel Capital Investments 

Private Equity Investments 

Foreign Capital Investments 

SBIR/STTR Program investments 

21st Century Innovation Infrastructure

Access to High Quality and Low Cost High Performance Computing Capacity 

Fiber to the Premise 

Consumer & Business Use of High Speed Internet Access 

Utility Patents 

Higher Education STEM Graduates 

OUTCOMES (Examples) 

STEM Job Activity 

Academic Tech Transfer Revenues 

Science & Technology Business Activity 

Innovation Highlights Reports

Research & Development

New Report! Florida Academic R&D Highlights Report 2009 - 2013 (June 2015)

Florida R&D Highlights Report - Florida & U.S. R&D Trends 2007 - 2011 - Business, Government, & Academic Institution Expenditures & Sources of Funds (June 2014)

SBIR/STTR Program 

New Report!  SBIR/STTR Program Highlights 2008 -2012 (June 2015)

The Largest Seed Capital Investment Source in the U.S. - A Federal Program Granting More Than $2 Billion Per Year for Small Business R&D, Proof of Concept, and Commercialization

Venture Capital Investments

Venture Capitalists Invested $863 Million in Florida Businesses in 2014 - Twice the Amount Invested in 2013 & Florida Best Overall Performance in 10 Years (January 2015)

Enterprise Florida Regions


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Florida Innovation Highlights is the property of Cherrystone Management Consultants Inc. It is being posted on the InternetCoast website as a resource to achieve InternetCoast's mission to "Be a proactive forum and catalyst to stimulate collaboration between leaders in business, government, communities, academia, and research to position South Florida as one of the world's top innovation regions."  

Cherrystone provides strategic consulting services, specializing in business development; development of innovative joint ventures and partnerships; creating product and service distribution channels; corporate finance; and transformational leadership.  For more information contact Dale Gregory, Executive Vice President at 561 212 8385 or dgregory@cmci1.com.

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