about the corridor

More than a sector or an industry, high tech touches and transforms our world on a daily basis.

The Florida High Tech Corridor is more than an initiative or facilitator; it’s a force multiplier.

The 23-county region that defines The Corridor is anchored by three of the country’s largest research institutions: the University of Central Florida (UCF), the University of South Florida (USF) and the University of Florida (UF). Our mission is to converge and catalyze the capacity of high tech, innovation, and bright minds to generate a global ripple effect that advances the lives of people in the communities we serve. Powered by an ethos of collaboration, we align opportunities and resources in academia, industry, and economic development to unleash our region’s exponential potential.

strategic pillars

Refined by our Strategic Task Force, these four pillars uphold our broader vision for the future of Florida’s techscape and define our work to unleash the region’s expotential.

community-driven innovation

We reflect on the wise words of Mahatma Gandhi who said, “Whatever you do for me but without me, you do against me,” as we invite community members at all levels to learn about and engage in the process of innovation. The Corridor strives to work with the communities throughout our region, not for them, and include them in the development of technologies with potential to change lives.

catalytic investments

The Corridor carefully and passionately invests our collective financial, intellectual and social capital to support partners and programs advancing innovation in their communities. Our regional perspective positions The Corridor as a force multiplier, compounding new and existing resources to bridge gaps and accelerate change.

boundary-breaking collaboration

It’s in our DNA. The Corridor was founded by bringing together naturally competitive universities to advance the region’s high-tech economy. We lead with the courage and humility to reach across invisible barriers and challenge the status quo as we activate mutually advantageous connections among non-traditional partners.

radical inclusivity

The success of The Corridor’s innovation ecosystem hinges on the inclusion of diverse perspectives and a culture designed to help everyone realize their full potential. We channel our energy toward championing the contributions of underestimated groups in our techscape, amplifying their voices in critical conversations about the region’s future and ensuring resources are available to ignite their creative ideas.

Learn more about our regional ripple effect

Our footprint extends from Suncoast to Space Coast.

building a culture of collaboration

Led by the presidents of UCF, USF and UF, The Florida High Tech Corridor leverages a unique perspective and the strengths of our world-class research institutions to accelerate regional economic development.

Paul Sohl

Paul Sohl

Chief Executive Officer
Rear Admiral (U.S. Navy, Retired)

Dr. Alexander N. Cartwright

Dr. Alexander N. Cartwright

Council Co-Chair
President, University of Central Florida

Rhea Law

Rhea Law

Council Co-Chair
President, University of South Florida

Dr. Kent Fuchs

Dr. Kent Fuchs

Council Co-Chair
President, University of Florida

paul sohl

Chief Executive Officer
Rear Admiral (U.S. Navy, Retired)

dr. alexander n. cartwright

Council Co-Chair
President, University of Central Florida

rhea law

Council Co-Chair
Interim President, University of South Florida

dr. kent fuchs

Council Co-Chair
President, University of Florida

Veterans Look to Make Impact with High Tech Careers

Wayne Dudding, one of many veterans now working in high-tech careers, spent over 30 years in the U.S. Army. His service included posts in the infantry, at Central Command Headquarters, seven tours in the Middle East, and at U.S. Cyber Command, where he retired as a colonel.

Learn more about our impacts throughout the region and beyond.

Learn more about our impacts throughout the region and beyond.