Winner of Six International and National Awards
Growing a biotech company is a complex, multi-faceted effort. Founders of early-stage bioscience companies need qualified laboratory space, equipment, advice, mentoring and investment, of course! At the UF Sid Martin Biotechnology Institute, we provide all this – and more – to help bioscience entrepreneurs reach their goals of getting to market.
WHY WE WON:
We provide outstanding programs to assist startups and early-stage growth companies. Our offerings include assistance with finding finances and forming relationships with venture investment groups; access to legal and accounting help; matching company leaders with experienced entrepreneurs and advisors in specialty areas; and guidance on recruitment of qualified employees. The Sid Martin Biotechnology Institute is an amazing facility with quality laboratory space, conference/training rooms, animal facilities, greenhouses and over $1.5 million of shared scientific equipment. Our leadership group has tremendous experience in business incubation, bioscience/technology management, finance and information technology. We get results – and we have been recognized for it!
SID MARTIN FAST FACTS:
- Over the past 21 years of service, our companies have raised over $1.65 Billion in funding & M&A activity
- 78 percent of our companies are still operating five years after completing our program
- Sid Martin scientists have filed over 30 patents in the past two years
- The average annual full-time salary for an employee in a Sid Martin business is over $68,000
- Total payroll in the building is over $5 Million, and the building produces $3 Million in revenue
Sid Martin’s graduates have created over 2,200+ high-tech jobs since our inception. We have a significant impact on the local, state and national economy.
WHAT WE WON:
In 2017 the Sid Martin Biotechnology Institute was once again awarded the International Business Innovation Association’s Randall M. Whaley Global Incubator of the Year award! We also picked up the Science/Technology Business Incubation Program of the Year at InBIA’s International Conference in Seattle. Sid Martin Biotech won the Randall M. Whaley award in 2013 along with the Dinah Adkins Technology Incubator of the year. In 2013, University Business Index named us the “World’s Best University Biotechnology Incubator”, using 50+ performance indicators among 150 incubators in 22 countries as criteria for the award. We were also awarded the 2014 State Science & Technology Institute (SSTI)’s “Excellence in Technology-Based Economic Development” award for our achievements in the technology commercialization category.
The UF Sid Martin Biotechnology Institute – We help feed, fuel and heal the world – we get results!