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East Central: Greater Orlando and the Space Coast

East Central

The boundless ingenuity shaping Greater Orlando’s innovation ecosystem is an outgrowth of the aerospace and entertainment industries that for decades have attracted global recognition. Opportunity starts at the University of Central Florida, which has grown to become not only one of the largest universities in the nation, but also one of the most impactful engines of economic growth.

Anchoring The Corridor’s network in East Central Florida, the UCF Business Incubation Program facilitates smarter, faster growth for tech startups and companies expanding to the region. The team leverages a deep resource network of university researchers, industry trade groups, capital investors and federal procurement partners to support new and potential clients.

trusted collaborators + connections

Our work is powered by collaborative relationships with trusted individuals and organizations that share our spirit of innovation and desire to help.

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UCF Business Incubation Program

Startup + Entrepreneurial Support
The program provides business development and operational support to early-stage, innovative businesses.
Carol Ann Logue
Director
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City of Ormond Beach

Economic Development
The department implements a robust growth strategy for a strong economy and a high quality of life.
Brian Rademacher
Director of Economic Development
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Elevate Lake, Lake County Economic Development

Economic Development
Elevate Lake is on a mission is to aggressively retain, attract and grow jobs in Lake County.
Erika Greene
Associate Director, Workforce + Business Support
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BRIDG

Industry Group
BRIDG is non-profit microelectronics fabrication facility with 200mm (8-inch) wafer fab capabilities.
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Duke Energy Corporation

Corporate Innovation
Duke Energy is a leading energy company focused on electric power and gas distribution operations.
John Fremstad
Director of Innovation + Competitiveness
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Startup + Entrepreneurial Support
ERAU is the world's largest and most respected university specializing in aviation and aerospace.
Dr. Stephanie Miller
Executive Director, Tech Transfer + Research Park Initiatives
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Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division

Industry Group
NAWCTSD is the principal Navy center for R&D, test and evaluation, acquisition and product support of training systems.
Diana Teel
Outreach Director + Central Florida Tech Bridge Director
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Orlando Economic Partnership

Economic Development
The Partnership is an economic and community development organization serving Orlando and surrounding areas.
David Adelson
Executive Director, Innovation + Technology
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CareerSource Central Florida

Talent + Career Development
CareerSource Central Florida provides workforce solutions and comprehensive services customized to meet employer needs for recruiting, hiring, training and retention.
Clifford Marvin
Director of Public Policy + Alliances
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UCF Advanced Materials Processing and Analysis Center (AMPAC)

University Research + Innovation
AMPAC is an interdisciplinary research and education center for materials science and engineering at UCF.
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Elevate Lake, Lake County Economic Development

Economic Development
Elevate Lake is on a mission is to aggressively retain, attract and grow jobs in Lake County.
Erika Greene
Associate Director, Workforce + Business Support
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National Center for Simulation

Industry Group
NCS is a national nonprofit with government, academic and industry members operating as an open consortium.
George Cheros
President & CEO
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CareerSource Flagler|Volusia

Talent + Career Development
CareerSource Flagler/Volusia delivers workforce programs and related support to businesses and job seekers.
Robin King
President + CEO
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Florida Space Institute

University Research + Innovation
FSI supports space research, development and education activities within UCF and member institutions in Florida.
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Team Volusia EDC

Economic Development
Team Volusia markets and recruits businesses from outside the area to Volusia County.
Chris Wimsatt
VP, Business Development
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Daytona State College

Talent + Career Development
DSC offers over 100 certificate and degree programs in healthcare, engineering, computer science and more.
Dante Leon
AVP for the College of Business, Engineering + Technology
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UCF Business Incubation Program

Startup + Entrepreneurial Support
The program provides business development and operational support to early-stage, innovative businesses.
Carol Ann Logue
Director
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Orange County Government Economic Development

Economic Development
The Economic Development department fosters a vibrant economy where creativity and innovation flourish.
Andrea Wesser-Brawner
Chief Innovation + Emerging Technologies Officer
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BRIDG

Industry Group
BRIDG is non-profit microelectronics fabrication facility with 200mm (8-inch) wafer fab capabilities.
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Duke Energy Corporation

Corporate Innovation
Duke Energy is a leading energy company focused on electric power and gas distribution operations.
John Fremstad
Director of Innovation + Competitiveness

From the Suncoast to the Space Coast, a super region for high-tech industry