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UCF Stands for Opportunity

The University of Central Florida, Office of Research & Commercialization fosters the creation of intellectual capital that can solve today’s pressing problems, improve the quality of life and provide an engine for economic growth.

Serving our faculty
UCF assists faculty in securing funding for their research. A searchable database of funded projects and a listing of services provided can be found in the Office of Research & Commercialization.

Serving our students
UCF professors engage students in their projects, giving them invaluable experience in the laboratory and in their chosen fields. The Office of Undergraduate Research and the Venture Lab create ideal environments for students, faculty and entrepreneurs to collaborate on research and provide business solutions.

Research funding
UCF researchers attract more than $100 million annually. These dollars help to strengthen and diversify the local and state economy. Last year, a record $122 million came from federal, state and industry partners.

In touch with our community’s needs
UCF professors help and work side-by-side with the community on joint projects—from helping underprivileged children to read to developing alternative energy solutions.


A force for economic change
The Business Incubator provides young companies with the tools they need to become stable and high-growth enterprises. The Incubator has helped create more than 900 jobs, more than $170 million of investment and $200 million annually of business booked by client companies. The Technology Transfer office moves university technologies to the business sector.

Neighbors and partners
Many of the 10,000 employees in Research Park work with UCF researchers and students on projects in the sciences, engineering, photonics and optics, modeling and simulation, and health-related fields. The Florida High Tech Corridor spans 23 counties and attracts and retains technology industries and the workforce that supports them in Central Florida.

Centers & Institutes
UCF has focused its technical development on key institutes and centers that align with the economic needs of the region and state.
View a complete list of the Centers & Institutes UCF supports.

Last Modified: 6/30/2016