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InternetCoast's Florida Innovation Highlights is an information resource that provides analysis and insights on innovation and technology driven job creation and economic growth in South Florida and across the State. 

The purpose of Highlights 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.  

Florida Innovation Highlights Scorecard 

The Scorecard is a concise summary of key performance indicators (KPIs) essential to stimulate innovation, business formation, job creation, personal income growth, and a more diverse and sustainable economy in the State of Florida. The Scorecard will focus on inputs such as R&D expenditures and STEM degrees conferred, and outputs such as growth in high tech industry and STEM employment and licensing revenues at Florida's college and university system.

Scorecard KPIs will measure and compare Florida with national and state trends, benchmarking Florida's performance with other states based on each KPI measure and, were relevant, on a per state GDP basis. 

Florida Capital for Innovation Scorecard Updated November 24, 2015

The Florida Capital for Innovation Scorecard focuses on investments and grants that stimulate R&D, seed capital for proof of concept and commercialization, and business development, growth, and expansion.  Learn more about the Florida Capital for Innovation Scorecard and download a copy here>>>

Florida Talent Scorecard

The Florida Talent Scorecard measures the performance of economic development initiatives to attract and retain high tech industry employment and overall STEM occupation job creation in the State of Florida.  The Scorecard also measures the supply of new talent at Florida colleges and universities.  Learn more about the Florida Talent Scorecard and download a copy here>>>

Florida Innovation Ecosystem Reports

Workforce Talent Pipeline

Facts About Florida's High Tech Workforce - Jobs, Trends & Performance Benchmarks, 2009 - 2014 (October 2015)>>> 

Research & Development

Florida Academic R&D Highlights Report 2010 - 2014 (November 2015)>>> New 11/24/15

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

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)>>>

SBIR/STTR Program 

SBIR/STTR Program Highlights 2008 -2012 (June 2015)>>>




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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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