Ecosystem Success Story: Silicon Assurance

March 20 | Semiconductors

As technology continues to shape the world we live in and our dependence on electronic devices grows, protecting our devices and the sensitive information they store is increasingly important. Silicon Assurance’s best-in-class technologies provide security assurance solutions that help customers evaluate and protect the silicon chips used in their devices, from smartphones to self-driving cars.

Ecosystem Wins

Raj Gautam Dutta, Ph.D., founded the Gainesville startup in 2020 with technology licensed from the University of Central Florida and University of Florida. The company reached new heights in August 2023 when it was awarded more than $907,000 in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II funding thanks, in part, to support provided by the Florida High Tech Corridor through its Cenfluence and FL FAST programs.

“With the help of these funds, it is finally time to grow and fulfill the high expectations we have set for ourselves and for our stakeholders,” said Dutta. He is now leveraging SBIR funds to pursue a research collaboration with the University of Central Florida, sponsored by The Corridor’s Matching Grants Research Program.

Silicon Assurance is a founding member of the Semiconductor Industry Cluster managed by the The Corridor and the Orlando Economic Partnership. It was a finalist during the 2023 and semi-finalist Cade Prize Competition and semi-finalist in the 2024 Crummer Venture Plan Competition, and was selected to present at Tech Connect in June.

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Resources and Supporters

  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Florida
  • Orlando Economic Partnership
  • Cenfluence Cluster Member (Semiconductors)
  • FL FAST (Supported SBIR Phase II Award)
  • Crummer Venture Plan Competition Semi-Finalist, 2024
  • Cade Prize Finalist, 2023