Economic Impact

FLEXStation is dedicated to driving economic and workforce development across the state and strengthening Florida’s role in the global innovation economy.

FLEXStation is taking multiple approaches to support Florida’s innovation economy:

  • Engaging with the statewide startup community – connecting investors to serve as mentors for students starting new companies and positioning faculty to advance the best and brightest ideas.
  • Providing access to our state-of-the-art facilities – through FLEXStation, UF can provide the infrastructure necessary for companies and startups to develop their concepts into prototypes or bring successful models to scale.
  • Widening opportunities for workforce development – an engineering extension network across the state and programs within the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering will open up new ways for industry to train and recruit talent prepared for engineering leadership.

FLEXStation provides opportunities and expertise to high-tech entrepreneurs and companies around the state, and works closely with regional and statewide economic development councils and organizations including Enterprise Florida, The Corridor, CareerSource Florida, and other key partners.