- Florida Growth Fund
The Florida Growth Fund manages $500 million of capital dedicated to prudent investment in technology and growth related businesses with significant presence in the state of Florida. The Florida Growth Fund will seek to enhance Florida’s capacity for development, growth and innovation while simultaneously generating an attractive return for the Florida State Board of Administration.
- Florida Opportunity Fund
The Florida Opportunity Fund (“FOF” or the “Fund”) was created initially as a fund program that invests in venture capital funds. In 2009, The Florida Legislature expanded the Florida Opportunity Fund’s mandate under the Florida Capital Formation Act to create direct investment programs that invest in businesses and infrastructure projects. Florida Opportunity Fund investment programs include: Fund-of-Funds Program; Clean Energy Investment Program; and Florida Venture Capital Program. Additional details regarding these programs can be found by clicking the applicable link above.
- Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research
The Institute is a non-profit organization that supports new company creation based on publicly-funded research. Leveraging a $2B research base, the Institute works collaboratively with technology licensing officers across the state to create new companies and jobs in industries that are driving the global economy.
- SBIR/STTR Funding
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. Small Business Technology Transfer. (STTR) is another program that expands funding opportunities in the federal innovation research and development (R&D) arena. Central to the program is expansion of the public/private sector partnership to include the joint venture opportunities for small businesses and nonprofit research institutions. The unique feature of the STTR program is the requirement for the small business to formally collaborate with a research institution in Phase I and Phase II.
- SBIR/STTR Phase "0" Pilot Program
The SBIR/STTR "Phase 0" Pilot Program is being implemented through a partnership between Enterprise Florida, Inc., and participating Technology Incubators, University Technology Transfer Offices, Economic Development Organizations, and Small Business Development Centers. It is intended to help Florida companies increase their chances of submitting a successful Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) proposal.