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NSF Engines: Central Florida Semiconductor Innovation Engine

Welcome to NeoCity, the site of one of the U.S. National Science Foundation’s (NSF) inaugural Regional Innovation Engines. Led by BRIDG, the NSF Engines: Central Florida Semiconductor Innovation Engine brings together major Central Florida research institutions, local government, nonprofits, and economic and workforce development partners that play key roles in growing the diversity of the local economy and driving investment into the region.

 

Driving Regional Economic Growth

NSF Engines: Central Florida Semiconductor Innovation Engine will drive economic growth in the regional ecosystem around semiconductors. This effort leverages R1 universities, leading international R&D organizations to coordinate use-inspired research that will lead to translatable innovations designed to have an immediate impact in commercial spaces. In particular, the NSF Engines: Central Florida Semiconductor Innovation Engine has direct and immediate use in extreme environments like aerospace and defense, resulting in synergies with NASA, defense, and other aerospace industries, all of which are primarily located within a 60-mile radius of NeoCity.

 

Driving Commercial Impact

The NSF Engines: Central Florida Semiconductor Innovation Engine will take advantage of the proximity of businesses to research institutes to ensure that research is use-inspired and ready to translate into the market.

 

Driving a Diverse Workforce

As the NSF Engines: Central Florida Semiconductor Innovation Engine builds the ecosystem for growth and demand for workers, we are building a dynamic regional workforce pipeline that will fill these good jobs. Spearheaded by Valencia College, CareerSource Central Florida, and the Orlando Economic Partnership, this effort leverages the strength and innovation of the Florida College System, State University System, and CareerSource (statewide workforce investment) within the context of the economic development efforts and regional insights of the National Chamber of the Year (2023). With a multitude of on- and off-ramps, workers have opportunities to launch into a career in as little as six weeks through Valencia’s Accelerated Skills Training or pursue a graduate degree at one of the State University Systems as they standup degrees in semiconductor cluster.

Expected Outcomes

Partnership

Learn how you can connect with the NSF Engines: Central Florida Semiconductor Innovation Engine and be a part of driving innovation. 

Research and Innovation

Research is driven by use in the NSF Engines: Central Florida Semiconductor Innovation Engine. Learn more about our exciting inaugural portfolio of research programs and projects

Industry and Business

Create startups and small businesses and expand businesses by the development and advancement of critical technologies and innovations.

Workforce Development

Florida boasts one of the most innovative and impactful education and workforce systems in the country. Learn how we are harnessing that power for the semiconductor industry.

Culture of DEIA

Embody a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA), operationalized through Broad-based Prosperity®, through the NeoCity Engine leadership team and direct Engine activities.

Sustainability and Longevity

Integrate sustainability by a) Increasing the level of industrial and commercial investment in R&D and workforce development activities within the Central Florida region, b) Meeting the evolving regional workforce needs, and c) Developing new revenue streams through the creation of startup ventures, products, and other innovative business models.

Inclusive Economic Growth

Prioritize and practice intentional inclusive economic growth opportunities that create community across the region for stakeholders in and beyond the Engine, specifically focusing on Broad-based Prosperity®.

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Leadership

Dr. John Allgair

Principal Investigator and Engine CEO, BRIDG

[email protected]

Carla Shows

Leadership

Dr. John Allgair

Principal Investigator and Engine CEO, BRIDG

[email protected]

Carla Shows

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Interested in learning more about how to engage with the Central Florida Semiconductor Innovation Engine? Let’s connect!

Location

BRIDG
194 NeoCity Way
NeoCity, FL 34744

NSF award: NSF-2315320

This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. National Science Foundation.