ORLANDO, Fla. – The long awaited wet lab¹ space at the UCF Business Incubator at Research Park has opened and three client start-up companies moved in immediately.
Carol Ann Dykes, site manager for the Research Park incubator, said the wet lab space is allowing the innovative companies to set up and expand their R&D operations.
The new state of the art wet lab is an endeavor that’s been five years in planning.
Dykes said a new soft landing company that just signed on at the site took the fourth and last available space in the new wet lab and it is already completely filled.
The $5 Million 50,000 square foot renovation project at the Incubator is nearly complete now and a grand opening is planed for April.
The Research Park incubator houses 45 early stage technology and soft landing client companies.
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For more information contact:
Carol Ann Dykes, Site Manager, UCF Business Incubation Program, 407-207-7426 firstname.lastname@example.org
Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications Inc. 407-644-4142 Lvershelco@aol.com
¹Wet Lab: a laboratory equipped with appropriate plumbing, ventilation, and equipment to allow for hands-on scientific research and experimentation
About the University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program
The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a community resource that provides early-stage companies with the tools, training and infrastructure to become financially stable, high growth / impact enterprises. Since 1999, this award-winning program has helped hundreds of local startup companies reach their potential faster by providing vital business development resources.
With seven facilities throughout the region, the UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Corridor, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia Counties, and the cities of Apopka, Kissimmee, Orlando and Winter Springs. Participating companies sustain more than 3,600 local jobs and have had a total impact of $1.51B on regional sales and $2.48B on regional economic output. During the last fiscal year, the program has returned $7.95 for every $1 invested in the program. For more information, visit www.incubator.ucf.edu.