“The University of South Florida supports economic development in the Tampa Bay region and the State of Florida by educating and training students for productive careers, by supporting research and technology transfer, and by providing information and scholarly resources needed by the community.
The USF Research Foundation, Inc., supports this mission and enhances the research activities of USF faculty, staff, and students. Through its programs, the USF Research Foundation, Inc., brings together the strengths of USF and the region to provide a critical interface that stimulates high-tech and biotech industries and creates jobs. The USF Research Foundation, a not-for-profit, direct-support organization (DSO), owns and operates the USF Research Park, a community of science and technology researchers and entrepreneurs. The Research Foundation also supports USF CONNECT and the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator (TBTI) on behalf of the university.”