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 […]

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

ORLANDO, Fla. —, 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]