The three universities, located in the growing Florida High Tech Corridor region, were granted a combined 261 patents, putting them ahead of the Silicon Hills universities in Texas (234) and the Research Triangle universities in North Carolina (152) for the fifth year in a row, according to a list released Tuesday, June 6.
The list, released by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association, recognizes the significant role patents play in university research.
Among the top universities worldwide, USF ranked 11th, UF was 18th and UCF came in at 41st.
“For an unbelievable five years in a row, the Corridor has continued to climb the ranks in terms of patents to stand alongside notable high-tech hubs across the country,” Ed Schons, president of the Florida High Tech Corridor Council, says in a news release. “The outcome of this report is a testament to the work of our talented researchers, scientists, and innovators, and it illustrates the promising and continued growth of our region.”
The Florida High Tech Corridor is an economic development initiative of UCF, USF, and UF. The mission of the Corridor is to grow high-tech industry and innovation through partnerships that support research, marketing, workforce, and entrepreneurship.
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