The UF Innovation Station Sarasota County (UFIS-SC) is the first physical extension of the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering in Florida. Designed to provide access to unique and high-value UF resources, the UFIS-SC establishes and grows partnerships with the private, academic, and public sectors in the region with a focus on growing the region’s innovation economy.
Impacts on the Innovation Economy
The UFIS-Sarasota County makes an economic impact on the region by providing a pipeline of engineering talent and technology to serve the region, supporting the creation of new startup companies, providing access to unique R&D talent and infrastructure, and supporting the development of an educated workforce to serve the innovation economy.
The UFIS-Sarasota County impacts future generations of Floridians through public-private partnerships that build pathways to success from K-12 through high-tech careers. The partnership provides new opportunities for bright young minds to craft lifetime opportunities, and then serve as role models for future generations.