Florida High Tech Corridor


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WELCOME Y ear after year, this publication has high- lighted the latest and greatest technolo- gies across the 23-county region known as Florida's High Tech Corridor. Looking back on more than a decade of featured discoveries, it's difficult to choose just one that stands above the rest. What is clear, however, is that the collective high tech talent and expertise makes this region a force to be reck- oned with. I'm always proud to showcase new products from local innovators that en- hance their industries, but inside this edition is a special focus on new concepts that do more than that. Truly disruptive innovations are revolutionizing indus- tries in the way that personal computers transformed the computing space. I invite you to take a look at the companies and initiatives in our cover story as they seek to disrupt health care, education and manufacturing. Once again, florida.HIGH.TECH profiles the people who are pioneering new technology through our regular Faces of Technology feature. These 12 "Faces" represent the diverse high tech industry clusters in our Corridor from unmanned aerial systems and simulation to biopharmaceuticals and nanoma- terials. You can hear from all of these profiles—and nearly 100 more—in their own words through video interviews on our YouTube channel at FacesofTechnology.com. Each issue of florida.HIGH.TECH gives me the chance to reflect on the sig- nificant contributions that our region's brilliant minds provide to the scientific landscape of our state, our nation and our world. I'm proud to share them with you also. Please enjoy florida.HIGH.TECH 2014. Best regards, Randy Berridge, President Florida High Tech Corridor Council Florida High Tech Corridor Council PRESIDENT Randy Berridge UNIVERSITY PARTNERS Dr. M.J. Soileau Vice President for Research & Commercialization Dr. Tom O'Neal Associate VP for Research & Commercialization University of Central Florida Dr. Paul Sanberg Senior VP for Research & Innovation President, USF Research Foundation Chris Prinzel USF CONNECT Specialist University of South Florida Dr. David Norton Vice President for Research Barry Curtis Assistant Director for Industrial Outreach University of Florida STRATEGIC PARTNERS Roger Pynn President, Curley & Pynn Kerry Martin Communications Strategist, Curley & Pynn CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Julie Hall, Linda Fullerton Hersey, Kerry Martin, Vianka McConville, Roger Pynn and Dan Ward CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Charles Hodges, Walter Scriptunas II and the Tampa Bay Partnership FROM THE PUBLISHER florida.HIGH.TECH is produced by Randall-Reilly Publishing Company, LLC, for the Florida High Tech Corridor Council. 3200 Rice Mine Road NE Tuscaloosa, AL 35405; Phone: 866.567.4633. Florida High Tech Corridor Council: 1055 AAA Drive, Suite 140, Heathrow, FL 32746; Phone: 407.708.4630; Fax: 407.708.4635. Advertising information: Curley & Pynn, 407.423.8006. florida.HIGH.TECH assumes no responsibility for the return of unsolicited manuscripts, photographs, negatives or transparencies. Copyright 2014 Florida High Tech Corridor Council. All rights reserved. Any reproduction in whole or in part without the express written consent of the Florida High Tech Corridor Council is strictly prohibited. Printed in the U.S.A. florida.HIGH.TECH 2014 05

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