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My School Tech Hub, Volusia/UCF Incubator expands summer STEM camp HIDE CAPTION A group of elementary and middle school students at Lourdes Academy are instructed in coding during this year’s STEM Summer School Series

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Orlando-based HyCarb among Final Four in Competition for 8th Annual Cade Museum $50,000 Prize

ORLANDO, Fla. – HyCarb, Inc., a University of Central Florida Business Incubator client in the Central Florida Research Park, is one of the four finalists in the 8th Annual Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention competition in Gainesville, which will award a $50,000 prize to the Florida company determined by judges to have the most […]

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Volusia County’s First Comprehensive Health Care Guide

New Smyrna Beach — Lifelong resident and veteran health care provider Desiree Vilanova announced that her CountyHealthcareGuide.com will be available in a 90+ page printed directory form in January.  The Free publication will be available to the public and distributed to all hospitals, urgent care and rehab centers, nursing homes, homecare agencies and physicians offices. […]

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GRD Innovations – From Winning Idea to Production – A Village of Mentors Helps Grow New Knee Brace Company

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — When Mike Geldart and GRD Innovations won this year’s Annual Cairns Foundation Innovation Challenge for his full-range knee brace – an orthotic that provides full support without limiting mobility – at least five people reached out and asked to be put on a waiting list to buy one. The 23-year-old Embry-Riddle […]

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Software Developer SimBlocks.io Launches New Product to help Defense Contractors build better Training Systems

ORLANDO, Fla. — SimBlocks.io, a software development firm in Orlando located at the UCF Business Incubator in Central Florida Research Park, and who provides game engine middleware to the Modeling, Simulation, and Training industry, has launched its first cutting- edge product, the Flight Importer SDK for Unity. Jordan Dauble, owner of SimBlocks LLC, said the […]

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Covian Consulting Earns Contract from National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health to Evaluate Campaign on Abortion Care Issues

ORLANDO, Fla. — Covian Consulting, a UCF Business Incubator company that helps institutions and community organizations create and manage research, program evaluation, strategies, and staff development, recently earned a contract from the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) to evaluate a pilot campaign on abortion care issues. Maritza Concha, Ph.D., principal at Covian Consulting, said […]

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UCF Business Incubator Supports OCPS Summer Internship Program to Provide Real World, Hands-On Experience

Orlando, Fla. — A good education that doesn’t lead to a satisfying career is a little bit like going to the beach every day and finding out that you really don’t like to swim. You may prefer the mountains. Fortunately, for some Orange County high school students, there’s a unique program that will actually pay […]

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My School Tech Hub and Volusia County-UCF Business Incubator Continue expanding STEM classes as part of their Summer Camp Series

Daytona Beach, fla — My School Tech Hub (MSTH) and the Volusia County–UCF Business Incubator continue with their mission to bridge the technology skills gap by bringing to local students coding, robotics and rapid prototyping classes in a fun and interactive atmosphere. For the second consecutive year, MSTH and the Incubator partnered with the Volusia-Flagler […]

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Orlando’s Parseval ElectroAcoustical Engineering Selected to Compete in National Science Foundation Worldwide Innovation Contest

ORLANDO, Fla. — Parseval ElectroAcoustical Engineering, a client of the UCF Business Incubator at Central Florida Research Park, is participating in the National Science Foundation (NSF) Hearables Challenge, a worldwide innovation contest. Pierce Mooney, founder and CEO of the company that develops custom soundscapes for the workplace and advanced audio products for the consumer market, […]

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Orlando Transportation Engineering & Technology Startup Part of Winning Team for FDOT Five-Year Contract

ORLANDO, Fla. – InNovo Partners, a transportation engineering and technology startup in the UCF Business Incubator Program, has been contracted by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) as part of a five-year, $1.5 million deal to help improve the congestion and safety of Central Florida’s roadways. The contract is a significant accomplishment for the company, […]

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Two Companies in Volusia-UCF Business Incubator Among 8 Start ups That Participated in VentureScaleUp’s Spring 2017

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – Two client companies in the Volusia-UCF Business Incubator – LibLob and TSO Life — recently participated in the spring 2017 Cohort of VentureScaleUp,  Orlando’s high-growth business accelerator. Connie Bernal, site manager for the Volusia-UCF Business Incubator said the two were among only eight companies chosen to be part of the eight-week […]

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Powerlase Photonics sells majority stake to Andritz

ORLANDO, Fla. — Powerlase Photonics, a Soft Landing client of the UCF Business Incubator in Central Florida Research Park, recently sold 50.1% of the company to international technology company Andritz based in Graz, Austria. Headquartered in Crawley, West Sussex, England, Powerlase specializes in picosecond and nanosecond high-energy, diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) lasers.  They supply international customers from […]

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Orlando-based UniKey Receives $5 Million in Venture Capital — UCF Business Incubator Graduate to Expand Workforce, Enter New Markets, Eliminate Keys

Orlando, Fla. — UniKey Technologies, Inc., a graduate of the University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program and a leader in smart access control, recently received $5 Million in venture capital from existing investors, including Samsung NEXT, as well as two additional strategic investors. Phil Dumas, founder and CEO of UniKey, said his company has raised more […]

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TSOLife Takes First Place in Startup Competition at eMERGE Americas

DeLand / Miami, Fla. – The Story of Life (TSOLife), the online platform for documenting life stories and preserving legacies for future generations, was recently awarded first place in the emerge Americas 2017 University StartUp Competition in Miami. TSOLife previously placed first in Volusia County’s Cairns Foundation Innovation Challenge and a membership in the Volusia […]

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Guard Dog Valves Launches Crowdfunding Campaign at Kickstarter.com – Taking Patented Money / Water Saving Product to Next Phase

KISSIMMEE / ORLANDO — Guard Dog Valves, Inc., headquartered in Kissimmee at the University of Central Florida Business Incubator, providing a new motion-sensor toilet shut-off valve, has launched a bid to fund commercialization of its patented, energy efficient valves at Kickstarter.com, the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects. Now through July 15, Kickstarter.com subscribers […]

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Home Automation Company Neocontrol US Accepted as Full Member of global Z-Wave Alliance

ORLANDO, Fla. – Neocontrol, a home automation company with operations in more than 10 countries and North American headquarters at the UCF Business Incubator in the Central Florida Research Park, has been accepted as a full member of the Z-Wave Alliance, an organization of manufacturers, developers and service providers who use Z-Wave, the world standard […]

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Orlando-based Carter Solutions awarded GSA 8(a) STARS II GWAC

ORLANDO, Fla. — Carter Solutions, a client of the UCF Business Incubator in Central Florida Research Park, has been awarded the GSA 8(a) Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resources for Services (STARS II) Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC).  The STARS II GWAC provides federal agencies with ready access to sources of IT services as well as new technology solutions […]

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Orlando-Based Semplastics Wins Grant from Space Florida to Expand Its Unique Ceramic for Various Aerospace Applications

Orlando, Fla. — Semplastics, LLC, a graduate company of the University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program, received a $250,000 grant from Space Florida for a partnership project that will further develop the company’s innovative X-MAT® ceramic material for various applications in the Aerospace industry and lead to early commercialization. Semplastics along with Nano Dimension, Ltd. […]