Innovation District Incubators

Industry Clusters of Innovation

Adding to its award-winning business incubation program, the University of Central Florida has established three Innovation District Incubators. Each Innovation District leverages assets of UCF’s campuses and are highly focused on industries and technologies clustered in that geographical area. The Innovation District Incubators provide unique resources to emerging companies with the potential to scale into global businesses.

What We Offer:

  • Mentorship

  • Business Development Support

  • Business Operations Support

  • Capital

  • Leadership Development

  • Specialized Space

TO BE ELIGIBLE, YOUR COMPANY:

  • MUST BE HEADQUARTERED IN CENTRAL FLORIDA

  • CANNOT BE A FRANCHISE

  • MUST BE A FOR-PROFIT BUSINESS

  • MUST HAVE THE ABILITY & INTENT TO GROW BEYOND FLORIDA

  • Must operate in one of the industries listed below:

DOWNTOWN

Digital Media, Smart City Technology, FinTech, EdTech, Hospitality & Tourism Tech

LAKE NONA

Life Sciences, Healthcare, Medical Simulation

RESEARCH PARK

Defense/Military, Modeling Simulation & Training, Cybersecurity, Photonics, Robotics, Energy, Space

Before You Apply:

The very first question of our application asks you to select the facility that you’re applying to. In the eligibility criteria listed above are several specific industries associated with a particular facility; select the location that matches your industry. If you do not see your industry listed above, you must apply to our Kissimmee, Orlando, Volusia County or Winter Springs locations.