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Florida Innovation Highlights


Enterprise Florida Regions

Research & Development Highlights

Florida Academic R&D Highlights Report - Florida College & University R&D Trends 2008 - 2012 (July 2014)

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

SBIR/STTR Program 

Florida Academic & Private Sector SBIR & STTR Grant Activity - Seed & Early Stage Capital For Innovation & Job Creation - Fiscal Years 2008 - 2012 (September 2014) 

Venture Capital Investment Highlights

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)


Florida Innovation Highlights (Highlights) is a new information portal that provides analysis and insights on technology-based economic activity on a regional and statewide basis. The purpose of Highlights is to engage and educate a broad community of businesses, investors, researchers, inventors, policymakers, and educators.  Highlights is a tool to stimulate dialogue to better understand our innovation ecosystem, its impact on the competitiveness of industries, and opportunities to leverage innovation to stimulate job creation and economic growth.  

Highlights will examine Florida's innovation ecosystem along the following dimensions:  research and development spending; finance; innovation and technology/life science job creation; commercialization of intellectual property; technology/life science business activity; and technology/life science infrastructure.  

We have developed a set of quantitative indicators to compare Florida's relative strengths and weaknesses to regions that are recognized as being the best in class for a particular indicator or group of indicators.  The indicators will be compiled using secondary data from a wide range of sources.  Benchmarking will be based on absolute numerical results, per capita, and per State GDP measures.  

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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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Americas Council for the Creative Economy
Florida International University
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Life Sciences of South Florida
Career Source Palm Beach
CIO Council
Bio Florida
South Florida Technology Allianc
Palm Beach Development Board
FLL Alliance
Beacon Council
MIT Enterprise Forum of South Florida
CareerSource Research Coast
Florida ExpertNet
Florida Institute Commercialization of Public Research
Career Source Broward
Career Source South Florida
Angel Forum of South Florida
Startup Digest Ft. Lauderdale
Florida ExpertNet Innovation Exchange
South Florida Information Systems Security Association (SFISSA)