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UCF Ranked Among Best in Nation for Research Leading to New Tech and Spinoffs

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 Thursday. UCF is ranked in the top 25 alongside institutions such as Columbia University, MIT and Carnegie Mellon University in the […]

4 Student Teams to Battle Friday for $75,000 in Joust Finals

Four student teams will face off for $75,000 in cash and essential business services at 3 p.m. Friday, April 21, in the finals of the annual Joust New Venture Competition. The finals sponsored by the College of Business are free and open to the public in the UCF Pegasus Ballroom in the Student Union. The four […]

4 Student Teams to Battle Shark Tank-Stylefor $75,000 in Joust Finals April 21

ORLANDO, Fla.— Four student teams will face off for $75,000 in cash and essential business services at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 21, in the finals of the annual Joust New Venture Competition.  The finals, which are free and open to the public, will be held in the UCF Pegasus Ballroom in the Student Union on […]

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Florida & Metro Forecast: Strong Business Climate Key to Economic Success

Thanks to a strong business climate, Florida should continue to outpace the national economy when it comes to real gross domestic product and job growth through 2020, according to the latest forecast from the UCF Institute for Economic Competitiveness. But maintaining a competitive advantage when it comes to luring companies to the Sunshine State will […]

UCF Art Professor and Performance Artist Lands Spot in Smithsonian Exhibit

Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz feels she represents more than just herself in her art. When she is creating, she feels the characters bursting forth to tell their stories – and all the while she struggles with all they represent. “I keep them [characters] locked up, you know, because if I let them out I can’t function,” said […]

Veterans at UCF Hone Skills, Experience to Become Entrepreneurs

Take a military daughter, add degrees in psychology, management and human-resource development, mix in more than 20 years in the Air Force and eight years of company ownership and you’ve got a candidate poised to succeed as an entrepreneur. Except for one thing – the needed expertise to scale from the startup stage to a […]

Medical Robotics Company Harnesses UCF Research for Computer-Aided Surgery

A medical robotics company has licensed University of Central Florida expertise to develop software for a new surgical-robotic platform. AVRA Medical Robotics Inc., which has an office in the UCF Business Incubator, has partnered with Professor Zhihua Qu and research Professor Eytan Pollak of the College of Engineering & Computer Science to develop algorithms and […]

From the College

  • Hall of Fame 2017: A Big Knight at the Opera
    With a nod to rock band Queen and inspiration from the Broadway hit Hamilton, the University of Central Florida College of Business inducted three distinguished alumni at its 18th Annual Hall of Fame gala Thursday evening at Rosen Shingle Creek.
  • Business Building Remodel Spring 2017
    The Business Administration Building 1 (BA-1) renovation project to improve the common areas on the first and second floors of the college began over Winter Break.
  • UCF Awards 300,000th Degree to Outstanding Accounting Student
    About six years ago, a trip to the University of Central Florida campus to visit her older sister convinced Kamila Pervaiz she wanted to be Knight. On Saturday, the younger Pervaiz crossed the stage to receive her accounting degree. It was the 300,000th degree awarded by UCF.
  • Sunny with a Chance of Startups
    Optimism may be the mother of invention. UCF Assistant Management Professor Aaron McKenny, Ph.D., takes a look at the effect entrepreneurial optimism has on startups and small business growth.​

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