UCF Ranked Among Best In Nation For Research Leading to New Technologies, Products

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Ranked No.22, UCF is next to schools such as MIT

The University of Central Florida ranks 22nd in the country for its success in “technology transfer” – the practice of developing academic research into new technologies, products and companies, according to a report released last week.

ORLANDO, FLORIDA– The University of Central Florida ranks 22nd in the country for its success in “technology transfer” – the practice of developing academic research into new technologies, products and companies, according to a report released last week.

UCF is ranked in the top 25 alongside institutions such as Columbia University, MIT and Carnegie Mellon University in the report from The Milken Institute, a nonprofit think tank.

UCF, the University of Florida (No. 3) and the University of South Florida (No. 19) are the only universities in Florida to rank in the top 25. Only one other university in the state is listed in the top 100: Florida State University, at No. 88.

The report’s authors ranked each university based on four indicators of technology transfer success: patents issued, licenses issued, licensing income and start-ups formed. UCF ranked particularly high for the number of patents granted – fifth out of 225.

In fiscal year 2016, UCF had 90 patents issued, 34 licenses and options executed and $1.8 million in license income.

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